While nothing can replace our communal and liturgical prayer, we hope these resources help you pray at home and with your families during this difficult time. The prayer of the Church strengthens and binds us together.
This one-page guide offers suggestions for how to celebrate Mass at home. Although there is no substitute for gathering in person for Mass, this can be an opportunity for the whole family to participate prayerfully in spiritual communion with their sisters and brothers in Christ.
The Archdiocese of Washington has created a helpful info-graphic that describes how to have a simple prayer service with your family at home.
Liturgical Press (LTP) offers many helpful resources for parishes and families to live out the Easter season from home in a rich and prayerful way. Explore their resources here.
Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office)
These online resources offer prayer and readings throughout the hours of the day. This prayer of the Catholic Church is used throughout the world by priests, religious, and laypeople. When you pray the Liturgy of the Hours, you are praying with countless of your brothers and sisters in Christ.
During this challenging time, Magnificat is has provided complimentary access to their online version of the Liturgy of the Hours and the daily Mass prayers and readings, as well as reflections on faith and the saints, to help you pray from home. Simply visit their home page and click within the text in the middle of the home page: “complimentary access to our online version”.
Another excellent resource from Magnificat to have a “children’s Liturgy of the Word” at home. Free online for the first time, you will find direct links here.
LTP offers a wonderful and accessible prayer for each day from their publication Daily Prayer.
They are providing free access to a digital file for Give Us This Day, which includes the daily Mass texts.
Helpful Catholic Prayers
CatholiCity is a great resource for the most common Catholic prayers, including prayers for sacraments such as the Act of Contrition for Confession, and other prayers to bring into your daily life at home. You can find those prayers here.
Submit your prayer request to Archbishop Lori
Archbishop William E. Lori announced March 25 that he is inviting people throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore to submit their personal prayer requests for themselves, their families and loved ones so he can include those offerings at his daily Masses.
The requests may be submitted online at www.archbalt.org/prayer-request.
Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary for Protection against the pandemic
Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore and Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, invites all the faithful of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and all members of the Knights of Columbus and their families to join him in praying this special prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The prayer, inspired by a prayer by Pope Francis, asks Mary for her intercession and protection from the coronavirus. The text of the prayer is below. To download a copy for printing, click here and to download a card version for printing, click here.
Archbishop Lori’s Lenten Reflections
To watch Archbishop Lori’s daily Lenten reflections, click here.