Here are some ways to pray and be in community even when we are not able to gather in church
An Act of Spiritual Communion (Archdiocese of New York):
Join us (CCW-ADW) as we pray the Rosary nightly, including intentions for protection from the coronavirus and for senior citizens, particularly those in assisted living. Mysteries of the Rosary with Coronavirus Intentions
Sunday - Saturday 8 p.m. 605-468-8016 code 357090#
The National Council of Catholic Women's Spirituality Commission (our national umbrella organization) has developed resources focused on praying for, honoring and celebrating our bishops, priests, seminarians and spiritual advisors.
Prayers for Clergy: Click here
Ideas for Prayer Activities: Click here
A Million Rosaries with Little Sisters of the Poor During Portugal's 1974 Carnation Revolution Our Lady said to Sister Lucia "When a million families pray the rosary, the revolution will end." What if a million families joined hands NOW to pray the rosary for cure to the coronavirus? Please join us in praying the Rosary everyday for an end to this pandemic! Sign up NOW at to join us and commit yourself and/or your family to imploring Our Lady to intercede on behalf of all humanity at this moment of crisis
The Sisters of SSVMUSA invite you to join with the sisters in praying the Holy Rosary, which will be live streamed from our convent in Washington, DC everyday at 7:00 PM (EST). We pray for the Church, the world and all those affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Also, the Stations of the Cross are prayed on Fridays at 3 pm.
Join online at:
Access the United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) websites for the daily readings for the Mass:
Also, the USCCB's prayer for the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe for times of crises can be found at:
Two prayers suggested by National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) as useful tools for comfort and healing.:
Receive online daily meditation.
For example, link to sign up for Bishop Robert Barron's daily meditation via email:
Pray with the 24/7 Live Perpetual Adoration hosted by Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Doral, FL
The Archdiocese of Washington produces a weekly Sunday TV Mass filmed in the Crypt Church. The Mass airs every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on WDCW-50:
No cable - Dish or Direct TV subscribers: Channel 50
Comcast in Washington, DC and Montgomery County: Channel 23
Comcast in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland: Channel 3
RCN: Channel 15
Verizon: Channel 3
The Sunday TV Mass is available to watch anytime on the National Shrine’s YouTube channel.
WETN produces a daily TV Mass available on the following channels at 8 a.m., 12 noon and 7 p.m. (no 7 p.m. Sundays):
Radio: WETN 1160 AM
Direct TV subscribers: Channel 370
Dish subscribers: Channel 261
Comcast English / Espanol: Channel 291 / Canal 597
RCN: Channel 260 / Canal 267
Verizon (FIOS): Channel 285 / Canal 1741
WETN's Catholic TV can be found online at
Read information from the Archdiocese of Washington regarding the dispensation granted due to the coronavirus and prayers for spiritual communion at the links below:
Remember, the best physical protection against spreading infection is properly washing your hands. If you pray the “Our Father” while doing this that should be the 20 seconds you need!
- Jean Kelly, President of NCCW