SUSTAIN YOUR FAITH INDIVIDUALLY AND AS A FAMILY WITH THESE RESOURCES AND ONLINE MASS

Although regularly scheduled public weekday and Sunday Masses have restarted at OLG and in the County of San Diego, it is always important for families and individuals to intentionally maintain and develop faith practices, both sacramental and devotional. Here are some ideas:

Keep Calm And Pray 1024x858- PRAY individually and/or as a family. The Rosary is a perfect prayer that takes about 15 minutes and is accessible to children, teens, and adults alike. 

- PRAY the Divine Office, otherwise known as the Liturgy of the Hours. Find the complete Office (plus more!) online at Universalis. For those who would like to use an app, go to iBrevary to learn how to download the app for your Apple or Android device. You can also click here to access iBreviary from our website.

- Contact Fr. McGuine via email (click on the "Contact Us" link at the top of the website) for an appointment to celebrate the sacrament of Penance. An examination of conscience can help you to prepare.

- Don't forget to continue to support your parish and parish school financially. Offertory envelopes or checks can be dropped of at or mailed to the parish office. To support your parish regularly and without the use of offertory envelopes (or make one-time gifts on a weekly, monthly or annual basis), online giving is available and is an excellent option. [Note: Online giving works best with Chrome, Firefox or Edge browsers.]

- From Liturgical Press... Praying Together, Praying Apart: At-Home Prayers for Times of Healing, Illness, and Death is a downloadable resource that offers concrete ways to pray, heal, and grieve together when we are physically apart. The resource includes a special litany intended for the dying, the departed, and the grieving.

- For additional spiritual reading, see the article, Joseph Ratzinger on fasting from the Eucharist recently posted on Catholic World Report.

- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) publishes the daily readings for Mass each day in both English and Spanish. Watch a video reflection on the readings or listen to them as they are proclaimed by clicking here.

- Alone or as a family, listen to Bishop Robert Barron's homily on the Sunday readings on his Word on Fire website. Bishop Barron is an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Online Mass Suggestions

 If you are unable to come to Mass for any reason, participate in the celebration of the Eucharist by way of livestream or posted video over the Internet:

The Immaculata Parish (USD Campus) - Sunday Mass posted Sat at 7:30 pm PT. Daily Masses posted by 8:00 am PT. WATCH

Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá - Sunday Mass posted. WATCH

Diocese of Orange (Christ Cathedral) - Sunday Mass at 9:45 am PT. Weekday Masses at 6:30 am PT. WATCH

Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels) - Sunday Mass at 10:00 am PT. Weekday Masses at 8:00 am PT. WATCH

Archdiocese of Philadelphia (Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul) - Sunday Mass at 8:00 am PT. WATCH

Archdiocese of Chicago - Daily Masses (St. James Chapel) at 8:00 am PT and Sunday Masses (Holy Name Cathedral) posted. WATCH

University of Minnesota Duluth with Fr. Mike Schmitz. Sunday Mass at 7:00 am PT. WATCH

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University of Notre Dame (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) - Sunday Masses at 7:00 am PT and Daily Masses at 8:30 am PT. WATCH

Yale University (St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center) - Sunday Mass at 7:00 am PT. WATCH

EWTN - Sunday Masses posted. WATCH Daily Masses posted. WATCH

Catholic Extension - Sunday Mass at 6:00 am PT. WATCH

Heart of the Nation - Sunday Masses posted. WATCH

CatholicTV WATCH

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter WATCH

“I encourage those of you who cannot come to Mass, to stay home and read the Gospels, pray with your families, and to join yourself to the sacrifice of the Mass by making an act of spiritual communion. There are a number of prayers of spiritual communion that you can use, the one I like is simple: “I wish, my Lord, to receive you with the purity, humility, and devotion with which your most holy mother received you, with the spirit and fervor of the saints.”  - Archbishop Jose Gomez (Los Angeles)

 

Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe During Coronavirus Pandemic

Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe During Coronavirus Pandemic

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas. We fly to you today as your beloved children. We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother, and gain for our nation and world, and for all our families and loved ones, the protection of your holy angels, that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted, we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance. Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful, wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing, teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind. Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence, knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother, health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, keep us in the embrace of your arms, help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus.

Amen.