Prayers

Praying hands

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.

We invite you to participate in the Sacrifice of the Mass via electronic means if you are able via either television, radio, or livestream. During Communion time, pray the Act of Spiritual Communion.


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.

Examples of How You & Your Family Can Pray Together

COVID-19: A Prayer of Solidarity

Daily Readings

The Little Black Book - Six-minute meditations on the Sunday Gospels of Lent 
compliments of Little Books of the Diocese of Saginaw, Inc.

USCCB Daily Readings 

USCCB Daily Readings Audio

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.

Dominican Friars on Sunday Readings

Liturgical Press: Give Us This Day

Magnificat:

Bayard: Living with Christ

The Word Among Us