COVID-19 Pandemic: Catholic Resources

The following resources have been compiled to help Catholics and all people of goodwill to endure in prayer, repentance, and the works of mercy throughout the coronavirus pandemic. This page will be updated with other resources and links. If you would like to submit an idea, please contact us on Twitter, Facebook, or our contact page.

Mutual Aid Door Drop

During the coronavirus pandemic, it is necessary to practice social distancing. However, this will only increase the intense isolation and loneliness of modern life. Many social and religious gatherings have already been canceled indefinitely. In the spirit of mutual aid and the works of mercy, this survey is created to connect those who can help and those who need help in your communities: Mutual Aid Door Drop Survey

We encourage friends of Tradistae to:

  1. Make a copy of the digital survey linked above.
  2. Edit the form to fit your community.
  3. Wash your hands thoroughly.
  4. Print or write a shortlink or QR code on small pieces of paper.
  5. Slip these notes under your neighbors’ doors or into their mail slots.
  6. Coordinate mutual aid between your neighbors using email, texting, or other digital communication.

Catholic Streaming Resources

The following Google Sheet contains a collection of links and scheduled times for the Holy Mass (in both forms), Liturgy of the Hours, Stations of the Cross, and the Rosary: Catholic Streaming Spreadsheet.

We encourage friends of Tradistae to:

  • Create a holy space in your dwelling to reverently stream the Mass using cloth, candles, statues, holy cards, and/or a crucifix.
  • Watch and pray the Holy Mass daily for the duration of the plague.
  • Pray and receive spiritual communion for healthcare workers, the elderly, and the poor.

Blessings and Prayers in Times of Plague

The Pope’s Prayer to Mary during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Prayers in Time of Epidemic (Latin/English PDF) (extract from the Roman Ritual, Titulus IX, Caput X)
Reflection and Prayer of ++José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles (USCCB President)
“A Word of Hope”: Message from the CELAM Bishops in face of the spread of COVID-19

The Protective Cross of St. Zacharias

The Cross of Saint Zacharias of Jerusalem, approved by the Council of Trent, can be worn, affixed to your door, or drawn with blessed chalk for protection. The letters of the cross are an acrostic for a prayer against the plague, which is translated here and provided in several printer-friendly PDFs formats.