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Nourish Your Faith From Home

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Bishop McGrattan encourages all Catholics to pray at home, either by watching the livestreamed Masses, having a time of prayer, following readings of the Sunday, and practising a spiritual communion. The following is a list of resources provided by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary website:

Livestreams and recorded Masses:

  • Sunday Mass will be livestreamed at 10:00 a.m. from St. Mary’s Cathedral with the Bishop as celebrant. The link will be posted on the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary website: https://www.catholicyyc.ca/
  • Weekday Masses will be livestreamed at 8:30 a.m. from St. Peter’s Church in Calgary at https://st-peters.ca/live-event.  Masses will also be recorded and posted for playback.
  • Other streamed/televised Masses online:

Read Scripture, practise Lectio Divina or read a spiritual reading:

  • Daily Mass readings through CCCB: https://nlo.cccb.ca/index.php/weekday-lectionary
  • Give Us This Day: https://giveusthisday.org/Digital
  • Living With Christ: https://livingwithchrist.ca/

Pray the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Prayer of the Church:

Video and other online resources:

  • If your parish is a subscriber, get materials at Formed.org
  • St. Michael's daily reflection with Fr. John Nemanic is available online on their Facebook page. Follow them online.
  • Project YM for teens: Project YM is live broadcast of games, music, and tomorrow, they will feature a talk from one of the top Catholic youth ministry speakers: https://projectym.com/watch
  • Daily programs from Heralds of the Gospel Canada Lay Association:
  • Sacred Silence Lenten Retreat livestream with Access52 team and St. Michael's Church will take place on March 26, 2020  at 7 pm. Click here for a reminder.

Prayers:

  • Silent prayer, Rosary or other devotional prayers

 

In addition to prayer, we can keep holy the Lord’s Day by doing works of mercy.  Here are some things you can do even when you cannot gather with others: write a note or call a friend or family member who mightfeel lonely; donate money to organizations assisting those in need; make mealtimes this day more special; read or create something beautiful (D. Macalintal, Liturgy.Life)

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