covid-19 prayers & resources

how to pray the tv mass from home

Create a prayer altar under your TV or streaming device. Consider setting a crucifix or other sacred art in the prayer space.

Open your bible to the gospel of the day and place it on your “home altar” to remind you that the Word of God is among you.
Light a candle to symbolize the beautiful light that shines in the darkness and to help your home resemble the Church.  
Set up chairs like a pew to help you engage in the Mass and keep you from passively watching from the couch.
Get dressed as you normally would when attending Mass.  Keeping this routine is especially helpful for children.
If you have holy water at home, bless yourself and your family before you begin Mass.

Take a few moments of silence to transition from the busyness of your home to the sacredness of the Mass.

Fully participate by standing, kneeling, sitting, and responding according to the rubrics of the Mass.
Engage in community by having coffee and breakfast with your family after Mass or by calling your loved ones to connect.


a simple prayer of St. Teresa of Avila

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.

breathing prayers

Each prayer has words to pray as you breathe in and as you exhale out.  

Repeat until a sense of  peace and calm settles in.


                                    The Jesus Prayer

                                                Breathe in: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God,

                                                Exhale out: have mercy on me, a sinner. 


                                    Trust in Divine Mercy

                                                 Breathe in: Jesus,

                                                 Exhale out: I trust in You.  



the icon litany