Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Since Mass is canceled, we are providing these resources for you and your family to worship at home. There are two options: A Liturgy of the Word provided by OLR with a video homily by Fr. Longenecker this week, or participating with the live streamed Mass from St. Mary’s or Prince of Peace.
If you use the Liturgy of the Word at home with Fr. Longenecker’s homily, set a time on Sunday for your worship. It would be a good idea to set up a home prayer area—a table with a nice cloth on it, a candle and a crucifix or a holy icon or image. If you have children, they will enjoy helping to set up your worship space.
If you are on your own simply use the Liturgy of the Word worship aid from your computer to prayerfully read the Scriptures and prayers for the day, but it would be better to print it out and use it for an aid in worship. If there are more family members print copies for everyone and appoint a worship leader. In a family you may leave room for informal prayers or silence. At the end make an act of Spiritual Communion.
The second option is to follow one of the live streamed Masses from St. Mary’s or Prince of Peace. You will have to tune in at the proper time to follow the Mass. At the end of the Mass make your act of Spiritual Communion.
Go HERE for the worship aid for the Liturgy of the Word – Fifth Sunday of Easter
Go to YouTube HERE to view Fr. Longenecker’s homily or
the OLR Facebook page HERE
Prince of Peace – streamed ENGLISH Mass at 11am on Sunday here
St. Mary’s will be streamed on Sunday via their Facebook page at 11am here