Dear Friends in Christ
As we experience this time the suspension of all public Masses and the cancelation of events, activities, prayer groups, and faith formation programs, we can take this time as an opportunity to draw closer to Our Lord, who is always with us and wants to be ever nearer to us. You can find here many resources for prayer and study: online Masses and the Prayer of Spiritual Communion by St. Alphonsus Liguori, Stations, chaplets, and other prayers, reflections, saints, videos, study programs, and resources for children and teens, all available for free online. Let us keep each other in prayer and grow together in our Lord, beseeching him to come close to us and save us. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Joseph, Protector of the Church, and St. Rocco, Patron against plagues, pray for us!
Newman Center at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Students are also encouraged to pray the Rosary on Monday nights at 9 pm in lieu of the weekly Rosary Walk.
Sunday: 10am Mass and Sung Night 7:30pm-8pm
Monday-Friday: ½ Holy Hour (exposition & recited night prayer): 7:30pm – 8pm
Friday: Stations of the Cross 6:30pm
St. Mary, Lemmon
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Mass
St. Anthony of Padua, Hot Springs
Sunday: 8 a.m. Mass
Weekday Masses as announced via Fr. Gerlach’s Facebook page
or via the parish sites for St. Anthony of Padua or St. John the Baptist, Custer
Daily Gospel Reflections from the Diocese of Rapid City
Diocese of Sioux Falls
The Sunday TV Mass is produced and broadcast weekly on KELOLAND TV at 9 a.m. It is broadcast all across South Dakota on the local CBS affiliate. The Mass is recorded at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, streamed live to YouTube on Saturday 3 p.m. If you would like to follow along at home with readings, they are available on the USCCB Website
Word on Fire
The Archdiocese of Los Angels invites you to join them online for daily Mass from Bishop Robert Barron’s chapel. The celebrant will either Bishop Barron or Fr. Steve Grunow, the CEO at Word on Fire.
Priests celebrate the Catholic Mass daily at CatholicTV for television and online, on-demand, over-the-top, and on-the-go viewing. The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Roman Catholic faith we share in the Sacrifice of the Mass, the center of The CatholicTV Network’s mission. Hear the words of the Gospel, reflect on the daily homily, and worship God with us.
7:30 a.m. daily Masses
Saturdays 5 & 9:30 pm from the National Shrine
Sunday 8 a.m. from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame
Diocese of Saginaw
Bishop Robert Gruss and priest of the Diocese of Saginaw celebrate daily and Sunday Mass — Monday-Saturday at 7 a.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m.
Spiritual Communion Prayer
(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.
St. Thomas Aquinas once defined a Spiritual Communion as “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament [in Communion at Mass] and in lovingly embracing Him as if we had actually received Him.” At times like these, when we are unable to receive Our Lord in Holy Communion, we can turn to him and ask him that we may receive him spiritually. Our Lord, who is always faithful, hears and answers our prayers.