COVID-19 Response Spiritual Resources

Spiritual Resources

Daily Mass readings
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Mass Readings: usccb.org/bible/readings/

Spiritual Communion
My Jesus,
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.
Amen.

Eucharistic Adoration
A livestream from the EWTN Eucharistic Adoration Chapel, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern), to pray before the Blessed Sacrament: ewtn.com/catholicism/adoration

Thirty Days' Prayer to St. Joseph: Find the prayer here.

Ask Bishop John Doerfler to pray for you
Click Here to print paper Prayer Request Card
Click here to input your Prayer Request and send to Bishop John electronically

Vatican resources
The Vatican provides a list of prayers from the Act of Contrition to We fly to Thy Protection including Come Holy Spirit, the Anima Christi, the Memorare and more: vaticannews.va/en/prayers.html
“Strong in the Face of Tribulation: The Church in Communion – a Sure Support in Time of Trial" is a free 192-page book in three parts. According to Catholic News Agency, "The first part contains prayers, rituals and supplications, including prayers for the sick and for liberation from evil. The second explains how Catholics can continue to practice the faith without the support of the Sacraments. The third section gathers together Pope Francis’ reflections since the pandemic struck." The publication, which is in PDF format, is available in English, Italian, Spanish, and French.

Stations of the Cross
Bishop Robert Barron lead's the Stations on Word on Fire: stations.wordonfire.org/stations-of-the-cross
Magnificat provides The Way of the Cross as a downloadable PDF and streaming audio MP3

The Way of our Sorrowful Mother
Magnificat provides a downloadable PDF of The Way of Our Sorrowful Mother

The Rosary
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: How to Pray the Rosary

Chaplet of the Divine Mercy
National Shrine of Divine Mercy: Learn about Divine Mercy and how to pray the chaplet

Seven Last Words of Christ Meditation
Magnificat provides a downloadable PDF of a mediation on the Seven Last Words of Christ

Catholic Podcasts:
Father Ryan Ford, "The Ishpeming Catholic": http://ishpemingcatholic.libsyn.com/
The Catholic Talkshow: https://catholictalkshow.com/
Catholic Answers Live: https://www.catholic.com/audio/listen-live
Father John Ricardo: https://avemariaradio.net/program/christ-is-the-answer/
Pints with Aquinas: https://pintswithaquinas.com/category/podcast/
Abiding Together: https://www.abidingtogetherpodcast.com/
Fr. Mike Schmitz: http://media.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-podcasts/frmikepodcast/
Word on Fire: https://www.wordonfireshow.com/category/podcasts/

Catholic Music Livestreaming (on computer or app):
Great Catholic Music streaming service https://greatcatholicmusic.com/

Catholic Apps (find on the App Store or Google Play):
Hallow
Laudate
Magnificat
iBreviary
Reimagining the Examen
Relevant Radio
EWTN

Websites
Vatican: vatican.va
Vatican News: vaticannews.va
Zenit News: zenit.org
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: usccb.org
Michigan Catholic Conference: micatholic.org
Busted Halo: bustedhalo.com
Word on Fire: wordonfire.org

Reflection and prayer by USCCB president
Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued a reflection and prayer on Coronavirus (COVID-19): Reflection and printable prayer card

Special indulgences granted by the Holy See
“The gift of special Indulgences is granted to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, commonly known as Coronavirus, as well as to health care workers, family members and all those who in any capacity, including through prayer, care for them.” Click here for special indulgences information.

Home study
Magnificat materials through iOS and Android apps are temporarily free: https://us.magnificat.net/free
Ignatius Press Faith and Life Online sacramental prep programs free through 6/2020. Enroll at http://faithformation.zohosites.com
Sophia Institute resources for at-home learning including free daily and weekly resources such as a coloring page for children, and school and parish remote materials. At-home Learning
Augustine Institute's FORMED offers thousands of movies, programs, audio, and books online instantly. If your parish does not have an account, a free 40 day option is now available: formed.org/faithathome
The Word Among Us “assists people in reading, meditating on and understanding scripture and provides sound, practical advice for Catholics on the living out of the Christian life.” With the help of the USCCB, they will be providing complimentary access to the daily Mass readings and their entire website to help people pray from home: wau.org

 
 
 
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