From Bishop Stock:  Resources for Liturgy and Prayer at Home

There are a number of ways in which the faithful can participate in Holy Mass. They could watch a celebration of Mass on the television or internet, making a Spiritual Communion at the normal time for Holy Communion, or prayerfully read the daily Mass Readings alone or in families, reciting some familiar prayers and making an Act of Spiritual Communion. The details of some helpful resources are described below.

LIVE-STREAMED CELEBRATION OF HOLY MASS

We are working towards live-streaming Sunday Mass from Leeds Cathedral which will be accessible through Youtube. I will communicate to you more details regarding this provision as soon as they are available.

In our diocese, the parish of St Edward’s, Clifford (https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-edward-king-confessor-church-clifford-wetherby) and the parish of St Mary’s, Halifax (https://www.stmaryshalifax.com/) both have live-streaming available. The parish of Mary, Mother of God, Wibsey, Bradford, also plan to have this facility from the weekend of 21st/22nd March.

Holy Mass is celebrated and live-streamed from the National Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham every day at 12:00noon. This can be watched live or later. These videos allow the viewer to participate in the Mass from home and, at the time of Holy Communion, they lead the viewer in an Act of Spiritual Communion. To view please follow the following link: http://www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream 

Daily Mass and other devotions can also be accessed through the EWTN television channel to which many people already have access. Their programmes can also be accessed online: https://www.ewtn.com/

The Holy Father’s Daily Mass, celebrated in Italian with English translation, can be accessed on the Holy See’s Youtube Channel. This can be found via the following web link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxIsefyl9g9A5SGWA4FvGIA/featured 

DAILY MASS READINGS, LITURGY OF THE HOURS AND REFLECTIONS

A good number of the faithful have access to the daily and Sunday Mass readings in personal missals. The faithful can also access the daily Mass Readings online in many places. One such website is Universalis which, in addition to the paid app, allows access to the daily Mass Readings, Liturgy of the Hours and information on the Saints of the Day for free for the current day and one week ahead. The faithful are encouraged, each day or each Sunday, to prayerfully read the day’s readings and make an Act of Spiritual Communion. Please use the following link: https://universalis.com/ . The Gospel Reading and a reflection for each Sunday is provided by the Wednesday Word. This can be accessed at: http://www.wednesdayword.org/ 

Many of us, clergy and laity alike, use Magnificat booklets in one way or another. The U.S. version has kindly made online access to its publication free for the time being. This provides a form of Morning, Evening and Night Prayer, the daily Mass Readings, a daily mediation and Saint of the Day. It can be accessed using the following link: https://us.magnificat.net/free 

ROSARY AND STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Please encourage the faithful, especially those who are isolated, to intensify their life of prayer in whatever way they can, for those who are ill, for health workers, for those in public office and those working to contain the spread of the virus, for the anxious, for our own families and communities, and for those who have died. In particular, I would recommend the recitation of the Holy Rosary and the Stations of the Cross.

A pdf document on how to pray the Rosary is attached. There are many versions of the Stations of the Cross available. One version, by Saint John Henry Newman, can be accessed at:

 http://www.newmanreader.org/works/meditations/meditations5.html

 
 
 

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