A list of resources you can use to enhance your prayer time.
The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. The Examen is an ancient practice in the Church that can help us see God’s hand at work in our whole experience.
For the past 20 years, everything we have done at Ascension has been aimed to help Catholics have that encounter. From our Bible studies to our sacramental prep programs, from our Q&A-style books to our free online videos, everything has been focused on that encounter.
That is the longing of our hearts, and the longing of every heart until it rests in God.
Pray-as-you-go / Rezandovoy
Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc. Los responsables de Pray-as-you-go que nos inspiraron y apoyaron tanto en los comienzos. Todo el equipo de redactores, colaboradores y voluntarios que intervienen en el proceso. Tantísimos artistas cristianos que nos prestan su talento, su música y su voz. Y, por supuesto, todas las personas que cada día hacéis de Rezandovoy un medio para asomaros a la Palabra.
During this challenging time, many of the faithful may be unable to attend Mass. Magnificat is honored to provide complimentary access to our online versions in both English and Spanish to help people pray from home.
Catholic Family Faith
The Strong Catholic Family Faith website has been created to assist parish and school leaders in finding the best and most relevant content and experiences for developing faith-filled Catholic families. All of these resources have been selected and reviewed by the Project Team and drawn from trusted sources
PRAYER RESOURCES & OTHER DEVOTIONALS / RECURSOS PARA LA ORACIÓN Y OTRAS PRÁCTICAS DEVOCIONALES
If your family likes to practice a certain kind of prayer or want to learn how to pray in new ways, here are some useful links.
Liturgy of the Hours (in English)
Liturgia de las Horas (en español)
The Holy Rosary (in English)
El Santo Rosario (en Español)
Light a Candle for a Special Prayer Intention (in English)
Diversas oraciones para diversos tiempos (en español)
TELEVISED MASSES / MISAS TELEVISADAS
In addition to the televised Mass streams offered by our own LA Cathedral, here are useful links to other televised masses offered by other dioceses.
Catholic TV (in English)
Catholic TV (en español)
New York, NY – St. Patrick’s Cathedral (in English)
San Antonio, TX – San Fernando’s Cathedral (en Español)
DAILY READINGS / LECTURAS DEL DÍA
Mass readings of each day can be found in the website of the US Bishops:
Las lecturas diarias de la Misa están disponibles en el sitio web de los Obispos de EE.UU., accediendo a cada día y haciendo clic en la “ñ” que se encuentra el menú:
Is a Catholic publisher offering 3-Minute Retreat, books, ministry resources, articles, and educational program support.
Bible project is a nonprofit animation studio that produces short-form, fully animated Bible videos and other Bible resources to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere. Everything is free to help people experience the story of the Bible as a unified story leading to Jesus (this is a non-Catholic resource).
Pastoral Ministries helping pastoral ministers
St. Josemaria Institute
St Josemaria Escriva dedicated his priestly life to helping men and women of all backgrounds to understand that ordinary life can be holy and full of God – naturally and simply, living in the middle of the world dedicated to one’s work and family, sharing in the needs and interests of one’s neighbor and society, respecting the freedom of every person, and striving towards holiness.
Lisa Cotter is a Catholic speaker, author, and podcaster on the topics of relationships, femininity, and living life with excellence.
Give Us This Day
The digital version of Give Us This Day will be made available for free during this time when people are unable to attend Mass. It includes all the texts for the Mass, as well as Morning and Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours.
A Prayer for the Virgin of Guadalupe
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.