Coronavirus Prayers & Resources
Due to the realities of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the effects it has had on our daily lives, we turn to our Lord and His Church with our worries, hopes, dreams, and needs. Below are a variety of prayers and resources in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Prayers for the Coronavirus
Included are the following prayers:
- The Act of Spiritual Communion Prayer
- Prayer Card (Maternal intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe)
- Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary
- Covid-19: A Prayer of Solidarity
Resources from V Encuentro
- Online Prayer Opportunities English | Español
- Resources for prayer, worship & Mass in the home English | Español
- Prayer Resources for Catholics, parents & pastoral leaders English | Español
- Online resources for Parents English | Español
- Faith Formation Resources English | Español
- Resources for Children English | Español
- Resources for Pastoral Juvenil & Youth Ministry English | Español
- Resources for Young Adult Ministry & Campus Ministry English | Español
- Resources for Persons with Disabilities English | Español
How to Pray the Holy Rosary
The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer. It begins with the Apostles' Creed, which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith. The Our Father, which introduces each mystery, is from the Gospels. The first part of the Hail Mary is the angel's words announcing Christ's birth and Elizabeth's greeting to Mary. St. Pius V officially added the second part of the Hail Mary. The Mysteries of the Rosary center on the events of Christ's life. There are four sets of Mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious, and Luminous.
Urbi et orbi Blessing by Pope Francis
Friday, March 27, 2020 the Holy Father, Pope Francis, invited the faithful to join him in a special Urbi et orbi blessing at Saint Peter's Square, which was broadcast to the world.
Pope Francis began with readings from Scriptures, prayers of supplication, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; and concluded with the Urbi et orbi Blessing, with the possibility of gaining a plenary indulgence for all those listening live through the various forms of communication. The plenary indulgence was also extended to those who were not able to participate in the prayer through the media due to illness but who united themselves in spiritual communion with the prayer.
Extraordinary Moment of Prayer in Pandemic Times English