It is with great sadness that we enter this time in which we cannot physically participate in the most important activity we can do: devoutly attending Holy Mass. While we cannot publicly join together in praying the Mass, we will not abandon Jesus, just as He does not abandon us. These Sundays, take the opportunity to grow closer to Him and long for the day you can once again unite with Him in the reception of the Holy Eucharist.
If these are not available, or even as part of your new Sunday routine, you are encouraged to pray the following prayers on Sunday, a weekday, or at any other suitable time. These prayers can be prayed alone or with your family.
If possible, prepare a suitable prayer space with a crucifix, holy picture or even a simple candle.
USCCB Daily Readings
Maternal Intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe from Archbishop Gomez
Additional Publications That Help with Prayer
The following publishers have generously made their resources available to support prayer during these difficult days. We thank them for their generosity and pastoral concern.
Liturgical Press: Give Us This Day
Bayard: Living with Christ
The Word Among Us