The Next Livestream will begin December 6 at 10:30am EST
Join us live on December 6, 2020 at 10:30am EST for the Second Sunday of Advent. Msgr. Michael J. Steber will be the Principal Celebrant and Homilist. Click here to download a worship aid to better follow along and participate. The permission to stream the music is obtained through ONE LICENSE, License #A-721830.
Saint Peter Cathedral needs your financial support as we continue to face the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic! We invite you to prayerfully consider contributing to the Cathedral parish, the spiritual home of our Diocese, as a means of sharing in our ministry. To make a gift, please click here and select “Give Now”. Thank you in advance for your continued support and generosity!
WATCH AND LISTEN TO MASS ONLINE
With the suspension of public Masses in the Diocese of Marquette, parishioners are released from the obligation to attend Mass. You are encouraged to find an online Mass option and to participate in this way. Worship aids are available online at the links provided for Saint Peter Cathedral and the Diocese of Marquette to aid you as you follow along and pray.
- Saint Peter Cathedral, 10:30am EDT – audio: wnoaradio.com (click on “listen online”); livestream: https://dioceseofmarquette.org/response.
- The Basilica of the National Shrine, Washington, D.C. (America’s Patronal Church), 12:00pm EDT: https://www.nationalshrine.org/mass/
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, 10:15am EDT: https://www.saintpatrickscathedral.org/most-recent-mass
- University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 10:00am EDT: http://www.catholictv.org/masses/notre-dame-mass
- Mass with Pope Francis, Santa Marta Chapel, Rome, 12:30pm EDT and 9:30pm EDT (Italian with English translation): https://www.catholicfaithnetwork.org/watch-mass-santa-marta-rome
- CatholicTV Network, various locations, 8am, 10am, 4pm EDT; rebroadcast 7pm and 11:30pm EDT: http://www.catholictv.org/masses/catholictv-mass
- EWTN, 8:00am EDT; rebroadcast 12:00pm, 7:00pm EDT: https://www.ewtn.com/tv/watch-live
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, 7:00am EDT: https://www.saintpatrickscathedral.org/live; rebroadcast on the Catholic Faith Network, 6:30pm EDT: https://www.catholicfaithnetwork.org/cfn-livestream-player
- University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 11:30am EDT: https://campusministry.nd.edu/mass-worship/basilica-of-the-sacred-heart/watch-mass/special-masses/
- Mass with Pope Francis, Santa Marta Chapel, Rome, 9:00pm EDT (Italian with English translation): https://www.catholicfaithnetwork.org/daily-mass-santa-marta-chapel-rome
- CatholicTV Network, 9:30am EDT; rebroadcast 7:00pm and 11:30pm EDT: http://www.catholictv.org/masses/catholictv-mass
- EWTN, 8:00am EDT (audio only): https://www.ewtn.com/radio/podcasts/daily-mass-ENMASS
*Please note: this is only a representative list of available options. All livestream options can be watched in full after their scheduled times.
The Eucharist is the “summit and source of the Christian life” and we invite you to make a spiritual communion in the absence of attending the Holy Mass in person. In his encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, Pope Saint John Paul II reminds us, “unlike any other sacrament, the mystery [of communion] is so perfect that it bring us to the heights of every good thing: Here is the ultimate goal of every human desire, because here we attain God and God joins himself to us in the most perfect union. Precisely for this reason it is good to cultivate in our hearts a constant desire for the sacrament of the Eucharist. This was the origin of the practice of ‘spiritual communion,’ which has happily been established in the Church for centuries and recommended by saints who were masters of the spiritual life.” Saint Jean Vianney adds that “if we are deprived of Sacramental Communion, let us replace it, as far as we can, by spiritual communion, which we can make every moment; for we ought to have always a burning desire to receive the good God. Communion is to the soul like blowing fire that is beginning to go out, but that has still plenty of hot embers; we blow, and the fire burns again…When we cannot go to the church, let us turn towards the tabernacle; no wall can shut us out from the good God.”
AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
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.
THE HOLY ROSARY
In order to remain united to Christ in prayer, we recommend taking up the Rosary. The Rosary means “crown of roses” and is known as “the perfect prayer.” His Holiness Pope Francis called the faithful to pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary on Thursday, March 19, 2020 on the Feast of St. Joseph. Click here for more information on praying the rosary.
LITURGY OF THE HOURS
“The Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office or the Work of God (Opus Dei), is the daily prayer of the Church, marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer. The Hours are a meditative dialogue on the mystery of Christ, using scripture and prayer. The Divine Office ‘is truly the voice of the Bride herself addressed to her Bridegroom. It is the very prayer which Christ himself together with his Body addresses to the Father'” (SC 84). We invite you to use the iBreviary below to pray the Liturgy of the Hours.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
The Stations of the Cross is a powerful devotional prayer of the Church. We encourage you to click here to pray this devotion online. You may meditate on each station as you play the audio file and follow along with the digital program. A slideshow of abstract stations is also provided as you advance through the recording. The USCCB also offers various options for the Stations of the Cross, which can be found here.
Click here to join Eucharistic Adoration live at EWTN. “Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.” Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament flows from the sacrifice of the Mass and serves to deepen our hunger for Communion with Christ and the rest of the Church. Holy hours are the Roman Catholic devotional tradition of spending an hour in Eucharistic Adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. The USCCB has created a variety of holy hours that focus our prayer to Jesus Christ on peace, life, vocations, and other topics that are at the heart of the life of the Church and the world. They may be found here.
“The gift of special Indulgences is granted to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, commonly known as Coronavirus, as well as to health care workers, family members and all those who in any capacity, including through prayer, care for them.” Click here for more information.
In response to COVID-19, Pope Francis has written the following prayer:
PRAYER TO OUR LADY, HEALTH OF THE SICK
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey
as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross
you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return
after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself,
and bore our sorrows
to bring us, through the Cross,
to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection,
O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas—
we who are put to the test—
and deliver us from every danger,
O glorious and blessed Virgin.
Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the USCCB, invites all the faithful to seek together the maternal intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe in this time of need:
PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, PATRONESS OF THE AMERICAS
Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.
Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another
and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.
We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.
You are encouraged to visit the following links to other free, online resources for your daily prayer life:
- Magnificat: this resource is currently offering free access to their online daily prayer subscriptions. Magnificat also currently offers free access to MagnifiKid with an online Sunday missalette for children ages 6 through 12.
- Formed: “The Catholic Faith. On demand. Get thousands of movies, programs, audio and books instantly.” If you have not yet explored Formed, we encourage you to do so. Simply click on “register” and enter your email address. Our parish code is: XQCXFP.
- The Word Among Us: this resource “assists people in reading, meditating on and understanding scripture and provides sound, practical advice for Catholics on the living out of the Christian life.” With the help of the USCCB, they will be providing complimentary access to the daily Mass readings and their entire website to help people pray from home.
- For children’s resources, please go to the “Faith Formation” link at the top of the page.