Sunday Prayers

Below are samples of schedules that could be used on a Sunday during this time without being able to be present at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  One will give you an option to dedicate the entire day to the Lord, a sort of reclaiming of the Lord’s day.  The other  will give you a time in the morning that will take place of the time you would normally go to Mass.  The Liturgy of the Word gives an opportunity to celebrate the first part of Mass together as a family without the Liturgy of the Eucharist and could be used if you are unable to observe a Mass live on TV, streaming or on the radio.  This could also be used if you do observe a Mass live. Any of these could be rearranged or bits and pieces could be used to create your own plan for how to keep the Sunday holy during these troubling times.  

SUNDAY 
As a Day for the Lord

  •  Wake up and pray the Angelus and Morning Offering
  •  Eat Breakfast together
  •  Use the Lectio Divina to pray over one of the Readings for the weekend
  •  Watch or listen to the Mass and pray the Spiritual Act of Communion
  •  Use the discussion questions for the readings for the week
  •  Rest or relax, play some games together, prepare a meal
  •  Pray the Angelus
  •  Eat Lunch together
  •  Rest or relax, play some games together
  •  Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the end of the Pandemic
  •  Prepare a meal
  •  Eat Dinner together
  •  Pray the Angelus
  •  Pray the Rosary 

SUNDAY MORNING 
In the Absence of Mass

  • Pray the Lectio Divina over one of the Readings from Mass
  • Watch or listen to the Mass and pray the Act of Spiritual Communion
  • Use the discussion questions for the readings for the week
  • In the Absence of Mass and no streaming or listening available
  • Pray the Lectio Divina over one of the Readings from Mass
  • Pray through the Sunday Prayer (Liturgy of the Word)