COVID-19 Information and Resources
March 15, 2020
Prayer and other spiritual reflections at this trying time:
Prayer to Jesus for Healing and Guidance
Bishop Gomez (USCCB President) invites the faithful to seek the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Pray an Act of Spiritual Communion such as this one composed by St. Alphonsus Liguori
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As we face the coronavirus pandemic, let us turn to the face of God in prayer and ask for His healing, His help and His protection. Join Pray More Novenas to start praying on Friday, March 20th. Pray More Novenas – https://www.praymorenovenas.com/pandemic-novena
Some Catholic websites are offering free resources:
For those who may not be able to attend Mass, free access to the Give Us This Day digital file, which includes daily Mass texts is available. Select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen. May God keep us close through our common prayer.
The folks at Magnificat are making resources available:
Ave Maria Press has put together a LIST of online resources
Looking to watch Mass at Home, use one of the links below:
Link to Archdiocese of Washington Live Stream and Recorded Masses
For the latest updates on cancellations and policies from the Cathedral of St. Thomas More Click here.
Link to Arlington Diocese for message from Bishop Burbidge:
Diocese of Arlington Up to Date Information Regarding COVID-19
Information on STM School and Religious Education Closures
STM School Closure Information
STM Religious Education Program Closure Statement
Information on Ways to Help
Please drop off your Catholic Charities Blue Bags to the Cathedral. The most vulnerable are in need of these donations.
If you are healthy, consider donating blood. The need is great: https://www.inovablood.org/donate-blood/why-donate/blood-supply/
Support your parish. The Cathedral of St. Thomas More’s expenses continue (and some may increase) even when Mass attendance falls. Your offertory gifts are important. You can DONATE online using Faith Direct, or use Text-to-give by texting donation amount to 703-382-5722.
Support the Bishops Lenten Appeal which supports people and ministries throughout our community, including meals, counseling, rental/emergency assistance and more.
Stay informed by seeking news from reputable sources. Avoid spreading misinformation or rumors.
And (especially if you’re feeling overwhelmed) remember to take breaks from the constant stream of news – take a walk, say a prayer, watch a funny or inspiring movie, or call a friend to chat.