Resources for Praying at Home
Even if you are stuck at home, you aren’t alone and you can still join your brothers and sisters in Christ by worshiping, adoring, and praying online or with the television. We’ve compiled resources for daily and Sunday Mass, and other forms of prayer for your home.
"Tips for Transforming Your Couch into a Pew" - Suggestions from Busted Halo
"Getting the Most Out of Livestreaming Worship" - Suggestions for participating meaningfully
Preparing for Pentecost
Check out these resources to learn about the "Novena to the Holy Spirit", traditionally prayed between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost:
Novena to the Holy Spirit- a 2-minute video
Novena to the Holy Spirit - a simplified format; Other formats can be found online with specific prayers for each day.
Novena for Pentecost with Dan Schutte - Each day offers a brief reflection and a musical selection
Waiting for the Spirit Online Retreat - Each day includes prayer suggestions and a video reflection inspired by the daily Gospel.
“Morning Prayer - Social Distancing Style” - Join fellow parishioners at 7:00 a.m., Monday through Friday.
There are three different ways to join in prayer:
1. Add the Zoom app* to your smartphone and use the Meeting ID: 458 858 7537
2. Join the prayer online*: https://zoom.us/j/4588587537 Meeting ID: 458 858 7537
3. Call in by phone for audio only. Dial: (301)715-8592 Meeting ID: 458 858 7537 # (no participant ID) #
Worship aids - If using your phone, click below to download the daily worship aids. If joining online, the worship aid will be on the screen.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Email Deacon Ron Reger with questions.
Bishop Knestout will be livestreaming his private Sunday Mass at 10 AM each week.
Read Bishop Knestout’s press release to the faithful HERE.
View the latest diocesan updates and resources HERE.
Visit the Office of Worship website for daily prayer and Mass readings.
Mass can be viewed online in many places such as Watch the Mass or Catholic TV. Fr. Dan Brady of St. Michael’s is streaming his daily Mass here.
"With Your Spirit" - a database of livestreamed liturgies from across the country, including daily Mass
Ascension Press - Live streaming the rosary daily at 4 PM, and Stations of the Cross at 7 PM
Ave Maria Press - Links to online daily and Sunday Masses, rosaries, novenas and more
Bishop Robert Barron - Online daily Mass celebrated either by Bishop Barron himself or by Fr. Steve Grunow, CEO of Word on Fire. The video will be posted at 8:15am ET.
Busted Halo - Online Stations of the Cross
Catholic Relief Services - Brief videos that pair this traditional Lenten practice with Catholic social teaching, narrated by Bishop Robert Barron, Fr. James Martin, and others.
Family Theater Productions - a weekly Sunday Rosary, streaming live on Facebook at 7 PM
Looking to Sunday - Written reflections and recorded homilies related to the Sunday Scriptures, by Rev. Thomas B. Iwanowski, a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark
Magnificat - Free access to daily Mass, morning, evening, and night prayer
Sunday Celebrations for Families - A worship service for families, including music and videos from Pastoral Planning
University of Notre Dame, McGrath Institute for Church Life -
- Author Timothy O’Malley suggests that, even if we cannot attend Mass, we can still participate in the Eucharistic sacrifice of Jesus, and indeed, that our sadness over not being able to attend Mass “is itself the Eucharistic sacrifice that many of the baptized will be called to offer.” Read his blogpost here.
- A simple outline for spiritual participation in the Eucharist you can do at home
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - A calendar of the daily readings