Pray Together While We Are Apart

Pray Together While We Are Apart

St. Brendan Parish

March 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? As we continue to journey through the season of Lent and look to the great celebration of Easter, we remember how Jesus died for us on the cross at that time on Good Friday.  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 (any time)

Mondays 

Chaplet of the Divine Mercy

Tuesdays 

St. Brendan Prayer and Prayer for the Courage to be Great (Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Prayer) 

Wednesdays

Rosary (The Glorious Mysteries)

Thursdays 

Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer 

Fridays 

Stations of the Cross

Saturdays

Pope Francis’ Prayer to the Virgin Mary 


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:  Stations of the Cross

A download of the Stations and prayers is available here (enter your email address to access the PDF) -  https://go.sadlier.com/religion/stations-of-the-cross-prayer

FORMED.org offers several video options for praying the Stations of the Cross.


Saturdays:  Pope Francis’ Prayer to the Virgin Mary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2wxD3YvfeQ

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


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