During this time of anxiety over the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting self-isolation and Mass and event cancellations, your relationship with God is more important for you and society than ever. Below are resources to help you worship, pray and gain spiritual strength from home. We also included excellent medical expert, and government resources. We ask that you please listen and follow their requests in order for this outbreak to be minimized.
Stay safe and offer prayers for the sick, those in the hospital and in nursing homes, and those for whom isolation is particularly difficult. Consider adding fasting and prayers of reparation to beseech the Lord for mercy on us.
Note: Please visit my Resources page frequently, as we will update this resource list regularly.
Why Have Mass With No One There? Christine Rousselle, DetroitCatholic.com
10 Guidepoints for Christians In the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron
If You Can’t Receive Communion, Make a Spiritual Communion, Patti Maguire Armstrong, National Catholic Register
How and Why to Watch Mass Online During Coronavirus, Catholic World Report
EWTN Daily Spiritual Helps (Check Program Schedule) including Rosaries, Divine Mercy and St. Michael Chaplets, Pope Francis’ daily Private Mass, teaching videos, movies & much more. EWTN’s extensive online Catholicism Information. EWTN YouTube archive of many programs.
Maybe It’s Time For Reconciliation, Kathryn Jean Lopez, Our Sunday Visitor
This Liturgy is Perfect for Quarantine, Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP; Aleteia (The Liturgy of the Hours).
Pray the Liturgy of the Hours the easy way with iBreviary (app or online, in multiple languages)
A Prayer for Protection In Time of Pandemic, Knights of Columbus
“My peace I give to you”: Gaining Peace of Heart in a Time of High Anxiety, Fr. Charles Fox, Catholic World Report
The Cleansing of our Fears – Daily Spiritual Counsel Through This Time of Pandemic – Msgr. John Esseff Podcast
Fatima’s Sister Lucia Explains Why The Daily Rosary Is A Must, Joseph Pronechen, National Catholic Register
How to Pray the Rosary, RosaryCenter.org
Novena to St. Joseph, Patron of the Church & Protector of Families
Lectio Divina, A Guide: What it is & How It Helps Prayer Life (Learn to Pray with the Scriptures). Dan Burke, SpiritualDirection.com
Have You Heard of St. Corona? She’s Patroness of Plagues & Pandemics – Here’s Her Story, ChurchPop
Enrich Your Prayer Life With Prayers of Reparation, Fr. Ed Broom, OMV, Catholic Exchange
Fatima & Faustina: Two Powerful Prayers of Reparation, John Nahrgang, Marians of the Immaculate Conception.
Prayers of Reparation to the Holy Face of Jesus, Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Sacramento, CA.
Expert Medical Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Catholic Connection interview with Dr. Timothy Flanigan, MD; Catholic Deacon and Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Alpert Medical School of Brown University. (Interviewed March 17, 2020)
Infectious Disease Expert (and Deacon) Offers Coronavirus Tips, Alyssa Murphy, National Catholic Register (March 10, 2020)
Catholic Medical Association Podcast “Doctor, Doctor,” with shows dedicated specifically to COVID-19. Listen online or with your preferred podcast player.
The single most important thing we can do is wash our hands properly and listen and follow World Health Organization and authority guidelines. Watch this video of proper hand-washing: WHO: How to handwash? With soap and water
Helpful information from the United States government: USA.gov/Coronavirus
Coronavirus Guidelines for America: WhiteHouse.gov
Consult your State and County Health Departments online for local information, and organizations that deal with your specific medical condition.