Praying at Home and Connecting to Mass
during the Covid-19 pandemic
MASS, PRAYER, & SACRED SPACES links
In response to the pandemic itself:
Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana.
Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.
We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.
Loyola Press provides this lesson to help in discussions with children about the COVID-19 virus, teaching them valuable skills while reminding them of God’s unconditional love for them:
The Pasoral Center is offering a program for parishes who want to help those unemployed due to the COVID-19 shutdown to gather for faith-sharing online.
Find grace in family life in challenging times.
Catholic resources for praying together, building and fortifying your relationships, and having fun:
Vibrant Faith Catalyst is providing a free webinar:
"From Pivoting to Innovation - Designing Faith Formation in 2020-21"
Explore how to design faith formation for 2020-21 (and beyond) using virtual spaces and blended spaces (virtual and physical) that promote lifelong faith growth and discipleship.
The webinar will be offered five times in June, beginning with this Friday, June 5 at 12:00 noon.
"Whether we are canceling, moving forward, postponing, scaling back, or moving online – let’s be intentional not reactive."
Reflection on the weeks and months to come -
from Building Faith
3 ways to honor milestones
in the midst of pandemic"
- from the fuller institute
This interview with Dr. Joseph D. White was recorded at the end of March, with special attention in this time of pandemic to "Listening for God in Everyday Life:"