“Make your home a little church.” + Bishop Scharfenberger
With these words, Bishop Scharfenberger encourages us draw close to our Lord, even as we physically distance ourselves from one another. Even though we may be without the Eucharist at Mass, our Lord remains in our hearts and homes. Please read Bishop Scharfenberger’s full letter to the faithful here.
“Make sure the Cross is visible in a prominent place. If you have a statue or a picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, or Mary or Joseph, light a candle in front of it. Invite the Holy Family into your home.”
+ Bishop Scharfenberger
We’ve compiled resources to help you aid in your faith journey at home. Watch live streamed Masses, find the daily readings, learn about the lives of the saints, or incorporate your favorite, or a new, prayer practice into your routine.
Watch Sunday Mass Online and on Television
VIEW ONLINE AND TELEVISION LISTINGS FOR LIVE MASS
Mass is streamed online from local parishes, live every Sunday, and available on demand. Television broadcast information is also available. You can also watch EWTN directly on this page down below.
“Let the Holy Spirit speak to your heart through the Word of God. He wrote the Scriptures after all and wants to console your heart.”
+ Bishop Scharfenberger
Some Simple Suggestions for Prayer During This Time of Anxiety
SOME SIMPLE SUGGESTIONS FOR PRAYER DURING THIS TIME OF ANXIETY
By Very Rev. Anthony Barratt
Daily Scripture Readings / Saint of the Day
Spend Time with Our Lord in Adoration
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION WITH THE DAUGHTERS OF ST. PAUL
Pray with Pope Francis
LETTER OF POPE FRANCIS TO THE FAITHFUL (MAY 2020)
Prayer of Pope Francis during the coronavirus pandemic
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
A Prayer of Solidarity
For all who have contracted coronavirus,
We pray for care and healing.
For those who are particularly vulnerable,
We pray for safety and protection.
For all who experience fear or anxiety,
We pray for peace of mind and spirit.
For affected families who are facing difficult decisions between food on the table or public safety,
We pray for policies that recognize their plight.
For those who do not have adequate health insurance,
We pray that no family will face financial burdens alone.
For those who are afraid to access care due to immigration status,
We pray for recognition of the God-given dignity of all.
For our brothers and sisters around the world,
We pray for shared solidarity.
For public officials and decisionmakers,
We pray for wisdom and guidance.
Father, during this time may your Church be a sign of hope, comfort and love to all.
Be with us, Lord.
Prayer for Spiritual Communion
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION COLORING PAGE FOR YOUR LITTLE ONES