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Novena for Difficult Times - starting June 30th, 2020

 

Online Masses available:

 

1. Bishop Gary Gordon celebrates Mass online from St. Andrew's Cathedral, Victoria, BC

Sundays at 10am and Monday-Friday at 7pm

             Merlin's Musings BLOG

 

2. TV Mass Schedule - National Catholic Broadcasting Council

 

3. Find a live-streamed or on-demand Mass and Homilies in this Online Directory

With this link, you will also find some great activities for the kids!

 

 How to watch mass online at home: Live streaming Mass will be the only way we can participate in our Sunday Mass obligation. This is unprecedented. Due to the threat of covid19 Catholics are being told that their Dioceses will only be offering Mass streaming live online. Catholic Masses live are being shared through Youtube live, or Facebook live. Sunday mass online is definitely unusual. The question then arises, how are we to participate at home? Do we do the responses when the priest says, "The Lord be with you"? Do we kneel? Are we watching like it is a movie? Or are we to participate in the Sunday Mass even though it is online.


Catholic speaker Ken Yasinski offers some practical sights into how we can participate in an online Mass, even though we are not physically present.

 

PENTECOST SUNDAY Catholic Speaker Ken YasinskiYouTube video

We remember this life-changing event for the Apostles, a world-changing event

for every person, because Pentecost Sunday is the birth of the Catholic Church.

   

Prayers: 

Persecuted Christian Week

Although thousands of miles may stand between us, our persecuted brothers and sisters are as much our family as our own flesh and blood - and we are called to bear their burdens with them. When we care for those suffering for the sake of Christ, we are caring for Christ himself. Please join together daily reciting the Companions Prayer

 

Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;

       Maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.

Rescue the weak and the needy;

       Deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

            Psalm 82 3-4

 

Pray as you Go - it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection (10-13 minutes)

The style of prayer is based on Ignatian Spirituality. It is produced by Jesuit Media Initiatives, with material written by a number of Jesuits, both in Britain and further afield, and other experts in the spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola. Although the content is different every day, it keeps the same basic format.

 

10 Comforting Bible Verses during COVID

 

FacetoFace Ministries: 1 Million Hours Campaign 1 Million Hours is a FacetoFace initiative in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe in the power of prayer. Our goal is to get as many people as possible unitedly praying for the world and collectively reach 1 Million Hours of prayer.

 

Coronavirus Novena

 

A Prayer for those who are Anxious and Afraid

 

Seven Last Words of Christ - by Phil Jennings

  
 

 

Coronavirus Prayer 

 

Mercy through Mary – 54 Day Chaplet Novena to Save the World

Join young adults wanting to make a difference in the world.

Sign up here:   http://www.mercythroughmary.com/

 

Rosary Help Sheet

 

 

Reflections:  

How the Virus Stole Easter

by Kristi Bothur

 

WINE: Women in the New Evangelization - Entering Holy Week like never before!

 

Cat Chat - Triduum: Journey with our friend, Jesus

A lesson the CatChat man learned when he was 17 - beautiful ending!

 

Cat Chat - 10 Good Friday Activities for Kids 

 

Dynamic Catholic – Good Friday, Unexpected Beginnings

We need to be aware of those who are alone and needing friendly contact.

Stay connected and look for ways to relieve someone's loneliness.

 

Catholic Speaker, Ken Yasinski:

How Are You Doing? The world is on lockdown. We are physically separated from family members. We can't visit with those we love. And many people are locked out of Church! Do you feel alone? Today's video goes through how to recognize loneliness. You might be surprised. And 4 steps to overcome it.

 

The Jeff Cavins Show: "The Fear Behind Closed Doors" 

Taped audio show: After the Crucifixion, the disciples shut themselves up in the Upper Room, in fear of their lives. Jesus came among them and said, “Peace be with you.”  As we experience fear and uncertainty these few weeks, we ultimately must realize that everything will be OK if we put ourselves in God’s hands.

More Masses, Homilies, Podcasts, and Prayers at:  https://ascensionpress.com/

 

Cat Chat - "What three words best describe your family?"

What a great way to spend time together solidifying your Family's Mission Statement!

 

Abiding Together -  is a weekly podcast hosted by Michelle Benzinger, Sr. Miriam James Heidland, and Heather Khym,

providing a place of connection, rest and encouragement for people who are on the journey of living out their passion and purpose in Jesus Christ.

5th Sunday of Lent / Pope's Blessing reflection - by Sr. Miriam James Heidland

  

“Blessed is She”  a Catholic blog for women:

"We are a sisterhood of women who desire two things: prayer & community. He wants you to be filled up by His great love and mercy, and we want that for you, too. We are so excited you’re along for the ride".  

Here are two recent Devotion samples:

"He Works Everything for the Good" by Sister Maria Kim Bui

"Filled with Grace or Nutella?"  by Nell O'Leary

 

Cat Chat - Without Busyness by Reanne Powell

 

The Time of St. Joseph - Mark Mallet (beautiful picture of Joseph and Mary here!!)

 

Lockdown - Poem by Capuchin Franciscan Brother Richard Hendrick, OFM, Ireland

 

Poem - by Laura Kelly Fanucci

 

Fr. Mike Schmitz, chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry, U of M, Duluth shares an engaging video here:  (esp. minute 8:40 +)

http://media.ascensionpress.com/video/how-should-catholics-respond-to-the-coronavirus-pandemic/


An article from Ascension Press about spreading good news during these difficult times.

http://media.ascensionpress.com/2020/03/16/10-ways-to-spread-the-good-news-amid-social-distancing/

 

 

Stations of the Cross:

Abiding Together Podcast: Holy Week: The Stations of the Cross

SSVP Stations of the Cross - A Vincentian Way

Stations of the Cross - Sr. Nuala Kenny

HFND Stations of the Cross

 

Blessings of Praying the Stations of the Cross - Ken Yasinski

Pray the Stations of the Cross. "This version that we created comes from the meditations of St. Alphonsus Liguori and has been a tremendous blessing to me recently.  On a special note - Janelle, my wife, is the female voice signing in it!  In Christ, Ken"