Pray Together While We Are Apart
St. Brendan Parish
Updated Easter 2020
At this most unprecedented time in our world, it is so easy to feel disconnected from each other. As we deal with this pandemic that circles the globe, we find ourselves unable to worship and pray together in the ways we are accustomed. We now have the opportunity to Pray Together While We Are Apart.
All members of St. Brendan Parish (and beyond) are invited to join together in prayer, each from their own home, daily at 3pm. Why 3pm? This is the time that our tradition tells us that Jesus died on the cross. If you are not able to pray at 3pm, join the parish in prayer at a time that is conducive to your situation.
Internet resources are listed to assist you with the prayer for the day. At the conclusion of the daily prayer, each family member should offer personal prayer and intentions out loud.
The Our Lady of Lourdes Novena has become a popular prayer during times of illness. A novena is a prayer that is prayed each day for NINE days. Consider adding this to your daily prayers. See https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/novena-to-our-lady-of-lourdes-297 for the daily Novena Prayer.
Pray Together While We Are Apart
Sundays: Mass from St. Brendan’s Chapel with our pastor, Fr. Tom Woost.
View the video of Mass each week here - http://www.stbrendannortholmsted.org/stbrendanparish_home.aspx
Mondays: Chaplet of the Divine Mercy
Instructions and prayers available at - https://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/pray-the-chaplet
EWTN broadcasts the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy at 3pm each day.
FORMED.org has several video options for praying the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy.
Tuesdays: St. Brendan Prayer and Prayer for the Courage to be Great
St. Brendan Prayer available at - http://www.stbrendannortholmsted.org/StBrendanParishPrayer.aspx
Prayer for the Courage to be Great available at - https://frassatiusa.org/prayer-for-courage
Wednesdays: Rosary (The Glorious Mysteries)
Instructions for how to pray the Rosary available at - http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/rosaries/how-to-pray-the-rosary.cfm
Prayers are available at - http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/rosaries/prayers-of-the-rosary.cfm
Thursdays: Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer
A link to this prayer is on our parish website - http://www.usccb.org/about/communications/upload/prayer-coronavirus-2020-card.pdf
Fridays: Break Open the Tomb
Available at - https://www.crs.org/get-involved/learn/resource-center/easter-prayers-crs
Saturdays: Pope Francis’ Prayer to the Virgin Mary
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus' pain, with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father's will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas -- we who are put to the test -- and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
-Pope Francis, 11 March 2020
Additional Resources for Daily Prayer Available Online
Liturgy of the Hours - https://ltp.org/loh?utm_source=Liturgy+of+the+Hours+at+Home+3%2F22+resend&utm_campaign=Liturgy+of+the+Hours+for+3%2F22%2F20+resend&utm_medium=email
Living Faith (options for adults and children) - http://www.livingfaith.com/?mc_cid=ab8fafa63c&mc_eid=1d6ed82c87
FORMED.org (an online collection of videos, books, and other resources). To register is free and easy:
1. Go to: formed.org and click SIGN UP
2. Choose I BELONG TO A PARISH OR ORGNAIZATION, and enter the St. Brendan Parish access code: PQ4TBP, select St. Brendan Church, and click NEXT
3. Enter your name and email address, then click SIGN IN
4. Enjoy the variety and the selections