PRAYER & FAITH RESOURCES
As the ways in which we have traditionally connected to our personal faith and our communities have been disrupted, we offer these resources for you and your families to help sustain and deepen your spirituality and connect your prayer needs to the community of Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart.
FEAST OF ST. MADELEINE SOPHIE BARAT
ST. MADELEINE SOPHIE PRAYER SERVICE & KICK-OFF TO VIRTUAL FIELD DAY
ST. MADELEINE SOPHIE PRAYER VIDEO & STUDENT SHARING
The Society of the Sacred Heart has created a prayer video in the “hope that Sophie's example may support all of us in our desire to deepen our own capacity for silence and contemplation.”
They also invite students to share a response to one or more of these questions:
Has Sophie's story helped you during these weeks? If so, in what way?
Have Sophie's words and images drawn you to listen in silence to the Spirit?
What is the Spirit saying to you? Are Sophie's words drawing us to act as "One Body" to address injustices exposed by the pandemic?
LEARN MORE ABOUT ST. MADELEINE SOPHIE
If you wish as much as possible to share in the experience of participating in the Mass, here is a List of Live Streamed & Recorded Masses and Prayers in the Archdiocese of Washington
If you miss receiving Communion, you might try praying an Act of Spiritual Communion, such as this one composed by St. Alphonsus Liguori:
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Statements from the Catholic Church
From the Archdiocese of Washington
- Archdiocese of Washington’s Statement on COVID-19
- Additional Statements from the Archdiocese of Washington Regarding Dispensation from Mass
From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Prayer and Faith Resources
Society of the Sacred Heart Resources
- Revealing God's Love in the Midst of Uncertainty Reflections
- Society of the Sacred Heart Spiritual E-mail Sign-up
- Quotes from Founding Mothers
General Prayer and Faith Formation Resources
- Give Us This Day
- Hallow Phone App
- Catholic Prayer and Crafts For Kids
- Guided Breathing Meditation to Begin Contemplative Prayer
- Centering Prayer Guide
- Outline of the Daily Examen
- Lectio Divina
- How to Lead an At-Home Prayer Service (from Archdiocese of Washington)
- Prayers in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Charitable Works Ideas
Pope Francis' prayer to Mary
during coronavirus pandemic
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.