Here are some ways to pray and be in community even when we are not able to gather in church due to weather or sickness
USCCB Prayer resources regarding community peace and sanctity of life:
An Act of Spiritual Communion (Archdiocese of New York): https://archny.org/mass/acts-of-spiritual-communion/
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.
Sunday - Saturday 8 p.m. 605-468-8016 code 357090#
Pray for Our Clergy 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
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 https://www.ewtn.com/tv
Daily Catholic Holy Mass live online
If you want to watch the online broadcast of the Holy Mass click the church name in the calendar shown on the page.
Guadalupe Radio Network
WMET 1160 AM/103.1 FM (Falls Church), offering the Holy Mass, Holy Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet, among many broadcast devotionals, offers EWTN faith-filled programming that is uplifting to the spirit and true to Magisterium of the Holy Roman Catholic Church. A new program, Catholic Drive Time, offers news from a Catholic perspective. You can find a schedule and listen online at www.GRNonline.com, or on the Guadalupe Radio Network app on your smartphone. For car stickers or more information, email WMET@GRNonline.com.
Catholic Apostolate Center COVID-19 Resource Page
The Catholic Apostolate Center has compiled this special resource page of information about COVID-19
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: https://www.youtube.com/user/SSVMUSA
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:
Receive online daily meditation.
For example, link to sign up for Bishop Robert Barron's daily meditation via email:
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 2019-2021