Before coming to Stone Ridge, I did not consider myself as a person who was deeply rooted in my faith. Since becoming a Stone Ridge girl, my personal faith in God and relationship with God has grown in ways that I could have never imagined. Obvious displays of faith such as prayer and attending Mass have become a significant practice in my life, but underneath this surface layer, I have felt and can still feel myself growing in the mission of the Sacred Heart and of Stone Ridge. My understanding for the greater community around us has increased along with my desire to help those in need through social action. My appreciation for the great privilege and value of our education has grown so much.- Caroline Hertzberg '20
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.
If you wish 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.