With the obligation for attending Sunday Mass dispensed for the moment as well as public Masses suspended, here are other ways you can pray with the Mass available on various media outlets, as well as other prayers. Please remember to pray for those who are infirm, vulnerable and for those who through this time continue to serve – in health care and as public servants.
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March 29, 2020 - Fifth Sunday of Lent
Opening Hymn – Lord Jesus, Think on Me
First Reading – Ezekiel 37:12-14
Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 130:1-8
Response: With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.
Second Reading – Romans 8:8-11
Gospel – John 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38
Offertory Hymn – Lord, Who throughout These Forty Days
Hymn of Thanksgiving – Soul of My Savior
Closing Hymn – Forty Days and Forty Nights
Preparing at Home for Mass
Open wide the doors of our Domestic Church for Christ! Emily Leedom, Director of Marriage, Family and Respect Life for the Diocese of Sioux Falls, goes through some helpful steps for those of us finding our spiritual time and family life are intertwined.
During this unusual time there are ways you can support your parish through online giving, support the much needed Sunday TV Mass and other needs. Click here to see how.
Online and Televised Liturgies
The Sunday TV Mass
Mass: Sunday, 10 a.m. KELO
The Sunday TV Mass is produced and broadcast weekly by the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls. Our goal is to bring the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy to those who are homebound or shut-in and unable to join their local community for Mass. The Mass is recorded at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, streamed live to YouTube and here on our website.
If you would like to follow along at home with readings, they are available on the USCCB Website
YouTube Live – https://www.youtube.com/sfdiocese/live
YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/sfdiocese
Real Presence Radio
Act of Spiritual Communion
As Catholics living in the United States of America, most of us are used to having ready access to our Lord in the sacraments, most especially in the Eucharist, in which Jesus is truly, really present in His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now experiencing a reality which countless other Catholics around the world and throughout time have had to endure: the inability to receive Jesus in the Eucharist on a regular basis. So while we hope and pray with confidence that we will soon be able to attend, pray and participate at Mass as we are used to, in the meantime we are able to become familiar with and participate in a practice which is likewise widespread throughout the world and history: the Act of Spiritual Communion. Together with the ability to watch the Mass on tv or online — something obviously not possible until just a few decades ago — Spiritual Communion is a real way for us to express to God our desire to be united with Him.
Changes in Light of the Suspension of Public Masses
Suspending public Masses and public events that are parish- and diocesan-sponsored comes with many ramifications. The following list clarifications is offered specifically for the Diocese of Sioux Falls. This list is subject to amendment and revision with time and as Bishop DeGrood gathers more insights from pastors and parish experiences.
Messages from Bishop Donald E. DeGrood
Message to Parents and Children
Feast Day of the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
Feast Day of the Saint Joseph
Mass Suspension - Covid-19 Response
Alternatives to Mass when Dispensed from the Obligation
Liturgy of the Hours – http://universalis.com
Litany of the Saints – Litany of Saints in PDF format
Great Resources for Prayers – https://catholic.org/prayers/
Daily and Sunday Readings – http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/
President of the USSCB Reflection and Prayer – http://www.usccb.org/about/communications/usccb-president-reflection-and-prayer-during-coronavirus.cfm
Collection of Prayers for use at Home – COVID-19 Prayers
At Home Video Resources
Preparing at Home for Mass
Intercession to Mary
Spiritual Communion: What and How?
Resources Available through our Diocesan Offices
Discipleship & Evangelization
Resources for Adults, Families and Youth!
Parishes looking for Financing Resources
Office of Technology
Helpful tips for staying in touch with technology
Office of Human Resources
Got questions for HR, check out our online page of resources