Holy Week at Home Resources
- Free Holy Week at Home Success Kit from Catholic Family Crate
- Holy Week at Home Free Resource from Be a Heart Design
(Virtual) Community Prayer
- Nightly Rosary with the Frassati Fellowship of NYC
Every night at 9:00pm EDT, the Frassati community will be coming together virtually via Zoom to pray the Holy Rosary, followed by a short fervorino and Compline (Night Prayer). For details about how to join the Zoom meeting, please click here.
- Virtual Adoration
- Coronavirus Novena with Pray More Novenas
Click here to sign up for these daily novena prayers to be delivered to your inbox.
- Divine Mercy Chaplet with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
- A Word of Hope in a Time of Fear from the Sisters of Life
- Stations of the Cross with Bishop Robert Barron
- CatholicNYC Livestream Series
Livestreams will be broadcast from the CatholicNYC Facebook page.
Magnificat is offering free access to their online version to help people pray at home.
- Journey with the St. John’s Bible: A Free Online Course
Saturdays with the Saints: A Free Online Course
The Pillars of the Church: A Free Online Course
Offered by the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame
- Word on Fire: Daily Mass with Bishop Robert Barron
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral Livestream
- Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena
- Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
- Church of St. Agnes
- St. John Nepomucene
- Basilica of the Sacred Heart (University of Notre Dame)
- Catholic TV
- EWTN Live and EWTN Programming Schedule
- Ascension Presents
Includes an extensive array of Catholic media: podcasts, videos, e-books, movies and more.
- Word on Fire
- C.S. Lewis Doodle
- Let Love: A Podcast by the Sisters of Life
- Discerning Hearts: A Network of Catholic Podcasts
- Abiding Together
- The Jen Fulwiler Show
- The Catholic Feminist
- Act of Spiritual Communion
We all miss not being able to receive Holy Communion, but we know we can make an act of Spiritual Communion by which we express our strong desire to receive Jesus in the sacrament of the Eucharist. The practice of praying Spiritual Communion has been embraced by many saints throughout history and has been practiced by many faithful around the world where freedom of religion has been banned:
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.
- Litany of Trust (written by Sister Faustina Maria Pia, SV)
- Prayer of Surrender
Given to me by one of the Sisters of Life:
Loving Father, I surrender to you today with all my heart and soul. Please come into my heart in a deeper way. I say “Yes” to you today. I open all the secret places of my heart to you and say, “Come on in.” Jesus, you are the Lord of my whole life. I believe in you and receive you as my Lord and Savior. I hold nothing back. Holy Spirit, bring me to a deeper conversion to the person of Jesus Christ. I surrender all to you: my health, my family, my resources, occupation, skills, relationships, time management, successes, and failures. I release it and let it go. I surrender my understanding of how things ought to be, my choice and my will. I surrender to you the promises I have kept and the promises I have failed to keep. I surrender my weaknesses and strengths to you. I surrender my emotions, my fears, my insecurities, my sexuality. I especially surrender ________, ________, ________. (Continue here to surrender other areas as the Holy Spirit reveals them to you.) Lord, I surrender my entire life to you, the past, the present, and the future. In sickness and in health, in life and in death, I belong to you.
Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my intellect, and my will. You have given me all that I have and I return it all now to you. Dispose of me according to your will. Give me only your love and your grace, for with this I am rich enough and have no more to ask. Amen.
A poem by Brother Richard Hendrick, a Capuchin Franciscan in Ireland, reflecting on the coronavirus crisis with hope.
- Meditations for the Sorrowful Mysteries for the Ending of the COVID-19 Pandemic
I was able to attend vigil Mass at my parish this past Saturday evening, right before the diocese canceled all public Masses. They passed out these pamphlets with meditations for the Sorrowful Mysteries that are very appropriate for these times: