A Short Guide for Catholics Coping with the Coronavirus

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If churches around you have closed or canceled public Masses and if you are spending more time at home we wanted to share a few online options with you so that you can still watch Mass — and have a fruitful Lent.

Here are a few options for you:

+ You can watch Mass on EWTN’s live feed here. It looks like they have Mass at 8 am EST and 12 pm EST on Sunday. Daily Mass throughout the rest of the week is at the same time. Here’s their schedule. For Mass in ASL or with an Interpreter, please look at the very bottom of this post.

+ You can also make an act of Spiritual Communion by saying a prayer like this one: “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.”

+ You can find a live broadcast of perpetual Adoration here.

+ And you can watch, listen or read through the video presentations of our online Lenten Retreat here.

Here are some of the presentations that might be especially helpful right now:

Hope in a Faithful God

St. Joseph – Protector and Father

Overcoming Lies of the Devil, and

The Faith and Doubt of St. Thomas – a guided-meditation.

Finally you can join me (Annie) in praying the Rosary here.

We are praying for you and your intentions during this time. St. Joseph, pray for us!

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie – PrayMoreNovenas.com

P.S. Here are some resources for those of you who use ASL:

UR ASL Daily Mass Schedule (during the week of March 23 – March 27)
Monday, 3-23-2020 – Fr. Shawn Carey – Archdiocese of Boston

10:30am ET, 9:30am CT, 8:30am MT, 7:30am PT

Tuesday, 3-24-2020 – Fr. Mike Depcik – Archdiocese of Detroit
10:30am ET, 9:30am CT, 8:30am MT, 7:30am PT

Wednesday, 3-25-2020 – Fr. Matthew Hysell, Ottawa , Canada
8:30pm ET, 7:30pm CT, 6:30pm MT, 5:30 PT

Thursday – 3-26-2020 – Fr. Paul Zirimenya – Archdiocese of San Francisco
12:00 noon PT, 1:00 pm MT, 2:00 CT, 3:00 ET

Friday – 3-27-2020 – Fr. Christopher Klusman – Archdiocese of Milwaukee
8:30 PT, 9:30 MT, 10:30am CT, 11:30am ET
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFehFLYZnpdfkh5-0rmZPoQ (for now)

Friday – 3:00pm ET, 2:00 CT, 1:00 MT, 12:00noon PT
Divine Mercy Chaplet – Kate Slosar/Sr. Kathleen Schipani

Friday – Fr. Mike Depcik – Stations of the Cross and Adoration TBA

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  1. Thank you Annie and John-Paul,

    We are so blessed to have you in our lives.
    Thank you for providing this information.
    God bless you.

  2. Thanks so much for all you do. I am lucky at this time our parish is still opened. I was able to go to church tonight.

  3. Thank you for this information. I will pass it on to my family and friends too. God bless you!

  4. Many thanks to annie6 and John P. May our loving Father continue to bless you with good health . Thanks for helping Christians walking in the light of the Lord.
    Pray for my protection as I plan to travel home at this critical time when coronavirus is a global threat.
    We trust in the Lord and pray for our protection. Amen

  5. The daily mass from Canada is posted on YouTube each day so that you can join in the mass of the day at anytime.

  6. I just want to thank you for this site. I’m in my 80s and I want to continue to live for at least a few more years. My health is fairly good however, I do have COPD and I have an installed D-fib. I feel I’m the main target for the Coronavirus.
    I believe prayer is our only real hope.

  7. Dear friends
    Thank you for this wonderful email which we think is a wonderful idea in these uncharted waters
    Mike and Rose

  8. Thank you John Paul and Annie.
    I am currently praying the St Joseph’s Novena also Psalm 51 and 91. There is a beautiful prayer corculating ‘ Corona virus prayer’. I think of you both in my prayers. God bless you both, be with you and protect you. Thank you for all your support

  9. Dear John and Annie,
    Praise God. Thank you for the spirit of prayer and praying for us too.
    I am requesting that you pray for my marriage. I am a graduate with a bachelor’s and master’s degree. We have three great children. My husband doesn’t want me to work. I almost lost my marriage when I insisted. He filled for divorce.
    I pray that God softens his heart and reduce the ego in him so that he can appreciate my need to work.
    I thank you.

  10. Thank you for all of these wonderful suggestions and your support at this time .As if now our Church is still open . We will pray for everyone and again thank you letting us know about all of these services. Blessings upon all of you .

  11. Thank you so much for this wonderful information. I’m 61, with issues,so I’m not going out much. This information is such a wonderful blessing for me.

  12. Please pray for my grand daughter. A Muslim has befriended her on social media. He has convinced her that I’m a racist. A few days after unfriending me, she was very cruel to me and blocked me so I cannot see her or message her anymore.

  13. Thank you, Annie. This is a time when we especially need to be assured and reminded of our connection to the Church. I pray that we all can reach out to others who do not have the comfort of the Catholic community to share hope and trust in our Lord and the intercession of His Mother and saints in heaven.

  14. Thank you Annie
    This is very thoughtful of you to send this information and appreciated. I will use the sites to stayed connected during Lent.

  15. Thank you so much for these alternatives. In the past I have watched mass on EWTN. Or I have used my Magnificat. So glad you are here. I have been praying for victims of Coronavirus every day. Bless you.

  16. Please St Roch patron of contagious disease please intercede and cure all who is suffering from the coronavirus and protect everyone worldwide from this disease. Amen x

  17. Thank you Annie for being so thoughtful and lovely with all of us.
    We must continue to pray for the world and never forget to trust in Jesus. Amen

  18. Thank you Annie very thoughtful of you and I am currently praying the St Joseph novena. I have strong faith and d believe my intention to St Joseph will be answered and please God cure the coronavirus and protect and heal all who are suffering keep them safe and restore them back to their healthy selves. And also to protect everyone worldwide from this virus. Amen xxx

  19. Thank you for providing these awesome options for us.
    You are looking out for us and I truly appreciate it.
    God bless you both and stay safe.

  20. Thank you and God bless you for this Wonderful resource/ blessing!
    God’s Peace Be with you!

    In the Sacred Heart Of Jesus,

    P.S. Do you have any stations of the Cross filmed?

  21. I sit and pray but more importantly I listen. God is helping all his people and you are truly helping us stay calm in all this madness. Thanks for sharing this. . God will surely bless you.

  22. Thank you and God bless you for this Wonderful resource/ blessing!
    God’s Peace Be with you!

    In the Sacred Heart Of Jesus,

  23. Thank you Annie for this wonderful resources to stay close and connected to God in this perilous time..
    God bless you
    We pray for God to pour out His infinite mercy upon the whole world.. and send down His healing power upon the earth an end to this Pandemic .. Amen

  24. Thank you for providing all of this information for those of us who are in the “at risk” category. It is helpful and will be beneficial to many.
    God Bless You!

  25. The church’s in our area are not canceling masses as of yet. My husband is 64 and I am 61. He has diabetes and I’m very apprehensive about the closeness of parishioners on the pews. I am struggling with the decision to not attend mass till this passes. I pray I’m making the right decision 🙏🏻✝️

  26. I pray that May God throw this virus out of this world so far that everyone could be in God’s pious blood
    Please also pray for my job I an searching for
    And my brothers job also
    God put your pious hand on us amen

  27. Thank you so much. I’m so glad you sent this
    We must God in our prayers and thoughts
    Thank you again 🍀

  28. Thank you so much for spreading this wonderful information! I have been watching the 8:00 AM mass on EWTN and it is a precious “social distancing” option to attending mass, especially for seniors at risk of this virus. Many prayers and thanks to you!

  29. Your readers could join in with us in Canada and tune into The Daily TV Mass on UTUBE. It is available daily 24/7 and is attended by tens of thousands throughout Canada and the world. It is broadcast through the Canadian Catholic Broadcasting System. It is of course, also available on Vision TV and other stations.

    Thank you.

  30. Thank you so much for this information and and the resources.
    Huge ongoing thanks for all that you do through ‘Pray More Novenas’ – it is a big part of my life 🙏
    God Bless you both.

  31. Thank you!
    My prayers are also for you both now and always! Thank you for sharing your vocation of spreading HIS word🙏🏻❤️

  32. Please pray for my Dad, age 90, and my Step-Mom, age 86, who are flying to and from her Daughter’s funeral, which is on Monday. We are concerned about them flying at their ages with the Coronavirus issue. Please pray for our extended family, who have lost this beautiful soul, Kitty L. to cancer. Thank you. To God be the Glory! ✝️🙏🏼✝️

  33. Thank you..Our church is still open as they were friday stations of the cross and this sunday..they are leaving the church open per the priest so far….

    Theresa C Bonfante

  34. Please pray for me my 87 yearol mother and my only son pray we don’t get this virus along with my family and friends let my husband in heaven watch over us Jesus I trust in you

  35. Thanks very much for sharing this..great appreciated. You are always here for our Spiritual fullfillment.
    God Bless

  36. Thank you for these wonderful options during this time of trial. Thank you for all you do. God bless you both.

  37. Thank you so much for enabling me to
    Be able to join in holy mass.
    Also to be able to join adoration.
    God’s blessings to you. X

  38. Thank you so much for providing these wonderful resources for us. They are a valuable help in these distressing times.

  39. Thank you for offering Mass for those of us in Utah. Our Sunday and Daily Masses are cancelled, March 14 – March 31.

  40. God help us all in this pandemic. Let us all pray relentlessly. Im sure our prayers will be answered. God keep us all safe. Pray for all the people and families that have died and suffering, Answer our prayers please

  41. Thank you so much for these resources. This is very helpful during this time.
    May God be with you and your family.


  42. Kelvin maina here. Am so blessed by your continued support on helping us to grow more spiritual. May God bless you so much and keep you safe. says:

    Kelvin maina here. Am so blessed by your continued support on helping us to grow more spiritual. May God bless you so much and keep you safe.

  43. Dear St. Joseph,
    Intercede before Your Child Jesus and your Spouse Mary for my daughter SKP for her complete healing from cancer.
    Thank You St. Joseph

  44. Thank you for this information. I will be unable to attend Mass, but I received an email from EWTN this morning. And a friend’s church streams there Masses. I was pretty down when I realized I wouldn’t be able receive Communion. I’m doing much better now.

  45. I thank you so very much for this information
    since I will no doubt be at home
    How wonderful letting one know n making the
    Spiritual Communion Prayer available as well
    Appreciate so much for all you do
    God Bless Us All

  46. Thank you for all this information, it is very helpful (and of course for the Novenas). Both myself and husband have cancer and are in the ‘at risk’ group and receiving this info has set my mind at rest, as we did not want to miss Mass but at least we can use the links you have provided. God bless you both and your loved ones.

  47. Thank you for the opportunity and options to keep our faith healthy as we all face this worldwide crisis. God Bless 🙏👍☀️❤️

  48. Dear Holy Trinity please send us a cute for this Coronavirus and other contagious diseases. Please help our economy recover. Please have mercy on the whole world. I love you Lord.

  49. Thank you ! This is a huge help! I am not sick but I live alone and family is far away. Neighbors are nice but a chitchat here and there is no replacement for the Mass! I have already been in adoration in front of the Monstrance online. Not quite the same, but at least it is something. God is not limited when we have our hearts open.
    It will be good to experience mass online. I have done that to some extent already as I moved from NJ to CT and 2 of my NJ churches livestream their Masses. I MISS them a LOT so I am deeply grateful that I can do the Mass with them at least like this. The love for them is there.

  50. Thank you so much for sending this out! These resources are so valuable to Catholics who long to spend time with our Lord but in the safety of their homes. I have passed this along to friends and family =) God bless you guys and stay well!

  51. Thank you, thank you for all this information. We will need this during the weeks ahead. Much appreciated.

  52. I was literally *just* thinking about this. All Masses in my state have been cancelled. We are still going to go to the Church tomorrow, however, and will pray and adore the Blessed Sacrament. Thankfully, our church will be open. For anyone at a completely closed parish, you can always stand as close to the building as possible and pray. I’m a big believer in showing up for Christ instead of staying home. (But I respect the option to do so.)

  53. Thank you so very much for your wonderful suggestions Im sure I will use all of them during this stressful time I love the St Joseph Novena

  54. Thank you so much for this website and the many beautiful novenas. I have had many answered prayers and a few miracles. But today, my son reached out to see if we were healthy and staying well. He and his family have been estranged from the rest of the family.
    My heart filled with joy. Maybe it’s a start for healing and forgiveness.

  55. Thanks you,Annie, and John Paul too for so thoughtfully providing us with an alternate way of joining in Mass at this troubled time when we need Mass more than ever.
    God is still in charge of of all and Our Lord will lead us through this. Let’s pray for absolute trust in Him.

  56. St. Ignatius in Baltimore also has a live Radio Mass at 9 am, for those without cable. It streams online.

  57. Thank you for your thoughtfulness in giving us sites to use while we not able to attend church. Great helps to keep our faith strong and growing.