The Church urgently needs the deep breath of prayer …

(Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel, no. 262)

Come, Holy Spirit!

Prepare for the celebration of Pentecost Sunday by praying the prayer “Come, Holy Spirit” as well as the Novena to the Holy Spirit.

Keeping Jesus at the Center

Resources for families and individuals to keep Jesus at the center during times when access to the sacraments is limited (and at all times!). As increased access to the sacraments returns, let us give thanks to the Lord and continue to keep Him at the center of our hearts and lives.

Masses – Broadcast or Livestreamed

For the homebound and those unable to participate in-person in the celebration of Holy Mass on Sundays and throughout the week, please see links for local Masses and those available through EWTN.

Local Online Devotional Offerings

Consider participating in these local online devotional opportunities.

Special Prayers During This Time

Contrition

When the Sacrament of Confession is not readily available, we are still called to examine our consciences before the Lord and ask His forgiveness for any sins. The Church teaches that among the penitent’s acts, contrition holds the first place. Perfect contrition—that arising from love of God or charity—can “obtain forgiveness of mortal sins if it includes the firm resolution to have recourse to sacramental confession as soon as possible” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1452).

Spiritual Communion

When receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist is not possible, making acts of spiritual communion on Sundays and every day, especially in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, is a wonderful way to keep close to our Lord in the Eucharist and to express our desire for Him.

Liturgy of the Hours

“Pray without ceasing” with the Church. The Liturgy of the Hours is a wonderful way to pray with the Church throughout the day. Various websites, resources and apps are available. Visit iBreviary as an example.

Devotions

  • Divine Mercy  – Resources for the home to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and to explore more information about the Divine Mercy devotion.
  • Family RosaryPray the Rosary daily as a family, as Venerable Fr. Patrick Peyton promoted, the family that prays together, stays together.
  • Consecration to Jesus through our Blessed Mother Mary with St. Joseph  – Learn more about how the Archdiocese (and the Church in the U.S.) has entrusted itself to Mary and St. Joseph’s intercession and protection.

Other Prayer Resources

  • Magnificat – Morning prayer, daily Mass readings, reflections, saints stories, evening prayer and night prayer. Available also in Spanish.
  • The Word Among Us – Daily Mass readings and reflections. Available also in Spanish.
  • Give Us This DayDaily Mass readings, prayers and reflections by Liturgical Press.
  • Next Step: Pray Every Day – resource from Evangelical Catholic. See more next steps here.
  • 52 Sundays – A guide for living out the Lord’s Day from the Archdiocese of Detroit.
  • Worship at Home Offers a family prayer service for Catholic Sunday Worship At-Home each Sunday while Masses have been suspended or while dispensations are still in place. Especially helpful for families with children Pre-K – grade 5.
  • Catholic Current – See this USCCB webpage for more resources for prayer and engagement during coronavirus.

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