Read Sacred Scripture

It is always good to reflect on the Scriptures as we do at every Mass. Since we cannot gather for the Sacred Liturgy in this present moment, we do have resources at hand to assist us in achieving this. You may have a bible of your own. The Church offers us a set of readings for each day of the year; a listing of these can be found here. You can find these complete readings here at the site of United State Conference of Catholic Bishops and in audio format here. The bishops of the United States also provided us with daily reflections on the readings offered by priests, deacons, religious, and the lay faithful; theses can be found here.


Pray the Rosary

The Rosary is a very old and beloved prayer of the Church that we use to meditate on the mysteries of the life of Christ and his Blessed Mother. Catholics turn to this prayer in times of trouble. This prayer can offer us solace and comfort in this troubled time. For a brief explanation of the Rosary and directions on how to properly pray it click here. Traditionally, this prayer was often prayed together as a family; perhaps during this time when we cannot gather together for Mass we gather as a family to pray the Rosary.

Follow the Way of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross originated in pilgrimage to Jerusalem along the Via Dolorosa (Sorrowful Way) which is the processional route that Jesus walked on the way to his Crucifixion. For centuries, the depiction of the 14 stations of the Via Dolorosa have been hung in churches throughout the world to allow the faithful an opportunity to venerate our Lord’s Passion and Death without actually having to go to the Holy Land. There are many versions of the Stations of the Cross; here is a nice one that is available on YouTube.

Visit This Website

Here is a website that offers articles, activities, printables, and more to give your family ways to celebrate Sundays while everyone has to “stay at home” during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Click here to be taken to the website.  The item titled Sunday Gospel Activities you might find particularly helpful to discus the Gospel reading assigned for each Sunday Mass.

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