Online Masses and Liturgies

In this time when coming to Mass in person is not possible, there are a number of ways to listen to Mass, view it on TV or the internet, and reflect on the daily readings.  

Many publishers and online content providers are also making faith-building resources for individuals and families available for free.  As we come across those resources, we'll add links below.
 
TV and Radio Masses available daily from EWTN, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, the Diocese of Columbus and Radio Maria:  TV/Radio Masses
St Francis Church in Centerville Daily Masses at 8:30Am M-F: St Francis Mass
Daily Reflections: The Word Among Us.  
Mass readings for each day, along with video reflections, at the U.S. Catholic Bishops website:  www.usccb.org
FREE online Faith-building Resources for adults and kids from Bayard Publishing (Parent company of Liturgical Press and 23rd Publishers)
Of course there's lots of FREE content on Formed.org.  Make sure to use our Parish Code 2FE4TH 

Confessions:

Father Ed is available for confessions by appointment.  Email him at [email protected]g

St Charles in Kettering is doing Drive-thru Confessions Monday-Friday from 5-6 pm

 

Prayer for Spiritual Communion

If you are unable to receive Holy Communion, you can make this prayer of Spiritual Communion, a source of grace in the midst of difficulty:
 
My Jesus,
 I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
 I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
 Since I cannot at this moment 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.
 

Helpful Hints on How to Pray the TV Mass from Home

  • Take a few moments of silence to transition from the busyness of your home to the sacredness of the Mass.
  • Create a sacred space to reverently watch the Mass in your home.
  • Design a prayer altar under your TV or streaming device. Consider setting a crucifix or other sacred art in the prayer space.
  • Light a candle to symbolize the beautiful light that shines in the darkness and to help your home resemble the Church.
  • If you have holy water at home, bless yourself and your family before you begin the Mass.
  • Set up chairs like a pew to help you engage in the Mass and keep you from passively watching from the couch.
  • Get dressed as you normally would when attending Mass. Keeping this routine is especially helpful for children.
  • Open your bible to the gospel of the day and place it on your "home altar" to remind you that the Word of God is among you.
  • Fully participate by standing, kneeling, sitting and responding according to the rubrics of the Mass.
  • Engage in community by having coffee and breakfast with your family after Mass or by calling your loved ones to connect.

From the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls