Additional Resources

As communities across the world are impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), we pray for those impacted, and those working to treat those infected. 

“Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.” Jeremiah 17:14

We know that not be able to attend Mass at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish will be a challenge in the weeks to come and we would like to provide to you the resources below for worship and prayer during this difficult time.

 

 

 

 

REFLECTIONS ON THE SUNDAY SCRIPTURES

Read At Home with the Word  to help guide you to a deeper understanding of the Sunday Scriptures, providing readings for this liturgical year, insights from Scripture scholars, and action steps.

 

Pray every time you wash your hands. 

Saying The Our Father takes exactly the amount of time we should spend washing our hands.  We can say it for the people affected and for the end of the virus, and also for the "invisible heroes", like the garbage collectors, the people who work at the power plants and for the water department, the factory workers who will go back into their plants to produce life-saving medical equipment and supplies, the truck drivers who bring the food to our stores, etc.

 

Prayer to Saint Rocco

O Great St. Rocco, deliver us, we beseech you, from contagious diseases, and the contagion of sin. Obtain, for us, a purity of heart which will assist us to make good use of health, and to bear sufferings with patience. Teach us to follow your example in the practice of penance and charity, so that we may, one day enjoy the happiness of being with Christ, Our Savior, in Heaven. Amen.

Prayer Resources

Liturgy of the Hours
Find morning, daytime, evening and night prayers online.

Pray the Rosary
Pray along with videos for all of the mysteries of the Rosary.

Light a candle online
Light a digital candle and share your prayer intentions from your home.

 

 

Pray the Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes

[click here to download the novena]

 

 

 

From the Archdiocese of Detroit UTG

 

List of Live-Streamed Masses

Ideas for Viewing Mass at Home

Since we are not able to receive the Eucharist at a public Mass, the faithful are encouraged to make an act of spiritual communion.

How to Make an Act Spiritual Communion

Sunday is the Lord’s day — with or without Mass. Make Sunday look and feel different in the life of your family with an activity and shared meal.

Check out Our 52 Sundays Resources

 

Encounter: Take time to pray in Silence 

Take time today to rest in the Lord. You can spend your time inside or outside; just find a space that works for you and your family members.   

How to: Set aside a period of time in silence (15 to 30 minutes) to spend time with the Lord in prayer. Before you begin, watch the video “God Calls Us to Pray” from FORMED. This video gives some meditative music, images, insight and reflection questions to consider in your time of prayer.   

 

Grow: What it takes to be called a Saint 

Take some time to learn more about the path to sainthood and reflect on saints that have special meaning to you and your family.   

How to: Watch the video, How Does the Catholic Church Declare Official Saints? and reflect on the questions below:  

  1. The video shows how the saints “assist” God. What are some ways God is calling you to help Him reach people?  

  1. Many turn to the saints to ask for prayers from them. Who do you ask to pray for you? Who are saints that you ask to pray for you? Why? 

  1. Take some time to learn more about a specific saint or the patron saint of something you are interested in. Not sure where to start? Check out more about our local saint, Fr. Solanus Casey.

 

Witness: Pray a decade of the rosary aloud as you walk through your neighborhood

Celebrate the Annunciation by reflecting on Mary’s journey while walking through your neighborhood.  

How to: Grab a rosary (or use your fingers). If you only have time for one decade, consider praying the 1st Mystery of the Joyful Mysteries today: The Annunciation of the Angel to Mary.

 

- Daily Scripture -

USCCB Daily Readings
The daily readings in English from the USCCB.

Lecturas del Dia
The daily readings in Spanish from the USCCB.

You may also subscribe to receive the Daily Readings from the USCCB in your email every morning.