Over the next few weeks, different resources will be made available on this website for prayer during this difficult time of Pandemic.  Website links will are available for you to click on at the end of the page.

 

 

The following prayers and resources are offered to assist the faithful during the threat of the coronavirus:

Pope Francis’ Prayer to the Creator

Lord, Father of our human family,
you created all human beings equal in dignity:
pour forth into our hearts a fraternal spirit
and inspire in us a dream of renewed encounter,
dialogue, justice and peace.
Move us to create healthier societies
and a more dignified world,
a world without hunger, poverty, violence and war.

May our hearts be open
to all the peoples and nations of the earth.
May we recognize the goodness and beauty
that you have sown in each of us,
and thus forge bonds of unity, common projects,
and shared dreams. Amen.

Source: Fratelli Tutti, Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis. 

Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary during the coronavirus pandemic 

O Mary,
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.

Pope Francis’ Rosary Prayers for Protection from Coronavirus

Pope Francis is encouraging families to rediscover the Rosary at home and has offered two new prayers to recite at the end of the Rosary: 

First Prayer

O Mary,
You shine continuously on our journey
as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who, at the foot of the cross,
were united with Jesus’ suffering,
and persevered in your faith.
“Protectress of the Roman people”,
you know our needs,
and we know that you will provide,
so that, as at Cana in Galilee,
joy and celebration may return
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the will of the Father
and to do what Jesus tells us.
For he took upon himself our suffering,
and burdened himself with our sorrows
to bring us, through the cross,
to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God;
Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always
from every danger, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.

Second Prayer

“We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God”.

In the present tragic situation, when the whole world is prey to suffering and anxiety, we fly to you, Mother of God and our Mother, and seek refuge under your protection.

Virgin Mary, turn your merciful eyes towards us amid this coronavirus pandemic. Comfort those who are distraught and mourn their loved ones who have died, and at times are buried in a way that grieves them deeply. Be close to those who are concerned for their loved ones who are sick and who, in order to prevent the spread of the disease, cannot be close to them. Fill with hope those who are troubled by the uncertainty of the future and the consequences for the economy and employment.

Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us to God, the Father of mercies, that this great suffering may end and that hope and peace may dawn anew. Plead with your divine Son, as you did at Cana, so that the families of the sick and the victims be comforted, and their hearts be opened to confidence and trust.

Protect those doctors, nurses, health workers and volunteers who are on the frontline of this emergency, and are risking their lives to save others. Support their heroic effort and grant them strength, generosity and continued health.

Be close to those who assist the sick night and day, and to priests who, in their pastoral concern and fidelity to the Gospel, are trying to help and support everyone.

Blessed Virgin, illumine the minds of men and women engaged in scientific research, that they may find effective solutions to overcome this virus.

Support national leaders, that with wisdom, solicitude and generosity they may come to the aid of those lacking the basic necessities of life and may devise social and economic solutions inspired by farsightedness and solidarity.

Mary Most Holy, stir our consciences, so that the enormous funds invested in developing and stockpiling arms will instead be spent on promoting effective research on how to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.

Beloved Mother, help us realise that we are all members of one great family and to recognise the bond that unites us, so that, in a spirit of fraternity and solidarity, we can help to alleviate countless situations of poverty and need. Make us strong in faith, persevering in service, constant in prayer.

Mary, Consolation of the afflicted, embrace all your children in distress and pray that God will stretch out his all-powerful hand and free us from this terrible pandemic, so that life can serenely resume its normal course.

To you, who shine on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope, do we entrust ourselves, O Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary.

Amen.

Prayer in time of Financial Difficulty
Prayer of the Unemployed
Prayers in time of sickness

 

Website Links
http://www.waterfordlismore.ie

https://pray-as-you-go.org/

www.sacredspace.ie

www.catholicbishops.ie

www.catholicireland.net

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVdGX3N-WIJ5nUvklBTNhAw (Ascension Presents)

https://thesacredpage.com/category/scripture-and-the-liturgy/ (Scripture and the Liturgy)

https://www.franciscanfriars.com/poco-a-poco-podcast (Podcast by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal for “Practical Spirituality)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=craeyJdrCsE&list=PLgn4viMGbbmDEw-R3MoYRYuRlmsgxd2A3 (The Chosen series on the life of Jesus)

 

Children:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3deRzmE_WU0dZiU6vNMY0A/videos (Campa Mhuire Mháthair)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1n55tuJQCEn-1XO4-djqaA(Little Way Sunday School)

 

Young people:
https://youth2000.ie/home/gospel-reflections/ (Youth 2000 Gospel reflections)

https://www.calledtomore.org (Called to More)

 

 Women’s Ministry:

https://blessedisshe.net (Blessed is She)
https://www.abidingtogetherpodcast.com (Abiding Together Podcast)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIYEolY2LvJSqzpFNBcn1w (Emily Wilson)

 

Parishes

https://ireland.alpha.org (Alpha Ireland)

https://www.sycamore.fm (Sycamore)