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The Office for Worship provides prayer resources for families during this unusual time.

Family Prayers when Gathering for Mass is not Possible (pdf)

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Source and Summit, in collaboration with Our Sunday Visitor, is offering a free resource for liturgical prayer that you can share with the parishes and faithful in your diocese to help them Keep the Lord’s Day holy from home.

Keep the Lord’s Day (www.keepthelordsday.com) guides Catholics step-by-step through Sunday Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours and the Readings and Prayers from Sunday Mass. Please share this free, digital resource. 

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During this challenging time, many of the faithful are unable to attend Mass. Magnificat publishing house is providing complimentary access to online versions of MAGNIFICAT and MagnifiKid! to help people pray from home.

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Holy Week at Home

The Liturgical Press is offering several free resources for Holy Week and the Triduum. These include:

a)      “Holy Week at Home”  (coming soon: Semana Santa en Casa) DOWNLOADABLE

b)      Celebrating the Eucharist –Missalette for Holy Week

c)       Misal de Pueblo (English and Spanish)

https://offers.litpress.org/coronavirus-response-to-customers

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A Virtual Retreat for Holy Week

Various presenters offer catechetical and mystagogical reflections on the texts, songs, and rituals of Holy Week.

4 PM (Eastern) on Palm Sunday

4 PM Holy Thursday

4 PM Good Friday

4 PM  Holy Saturday -- Part One of the Easter Vigil

8:30 PM  Easter Vigil -- Part Two of the Easter Vigil

4 PM Sunday  -- Easter  Sunday

LINK to Adobe Connect Retreat page

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Holy Week and Triduum livestream lituriges:

Chrism Mass, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 9:30 AM livestream

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 9, 2020, 4:00 PM livestream

Good Friday, April 10, 2020 Stations of the Cross, 12 noon.

Good Friday, April 10, 2020 Passion of the Lord with Veneration of the Cross at 3:00 PM

Easter Vigil Mass,  April 11, 2020, 7:30 PM livestream

Easter Sunday Mass, April 12, 2020, 9:30 AM livestream


Partial Listing of Parishes Livestreaming Sunday Mass:

Diocese of Cleveland  <https://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/offices/communications/tv-mass>

St Albert the Great NorthRoyalton  <https://www.facebook.com/theGreatParishStAlbert>

St Ambrose Brunswick  <https://stambrose.us/watchmass/>

St Augustine, Cleveland, Mass in ASL on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593631470068/

St Barnabas Northfield  <http://stbarnabasfamily.org/live/>

St Bernadette Westlake  <https://www.saintbernadetteparish.org/>

St Christopher RockyRiver  <https://stchrisparish.com/parish/online-services/>

St Columbkille Parma  <https://www.stcolumbkilleparish.org/media>

St Dominic ShakerHts  <http://www.stdominicchurch.net/livestream>

St Francis of Assisi GatesMills  <https://stfrancisgm.org/>

Gesu UniversityHts  <https://www.churchofthegesu.org>

St Helen Newbury  <https://www.sthelen.com/daily-mass-recordings.html>

Holy Angels Bainbridge  <www.holyangelschurch.com>

Holy Family Parma  <http://holyfamparma.org>

Holy Martyrs Medina  <http://holymartyrs.net>

St Joseph Strongsville  <https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGeq_JVE2cscFEMkatUx4cw>

St Joseph AvonLake  <http://www.stjosephavonlake.org/livestreaming>

St Ladislaus Westlake  <https://www.stladislas.org/mass>

St Mary Painesville  <https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4rb9NJx6ldGlv5UDpw_bWA>

Our Lady of Peace ShakerSquare  <https://olpchurch.com>

St Raphael BayVillage  <https://www.saintraphaelparish.com/164>

Resurrection Solon  <https://churchofresurrection.org/live-streaming/>

SS Robert & William Euclid  <https://www.facebook.com/srweuclid/>

Sacred Heart of Jesus SouthEuclid  <https://www.sacredheartofjesusparish.org>

St Victor Richfield  <http://www.saintvictorparish.org>

 

Formed

Now is a good time to register with Formed.org, using your parish's account, and exploring their rich library of video resources.

Ohio bishops suspend publicly celebrated Masses/liturgies through Holy Week/Easter

After serious consideration of the grave health risk involved in public gatherings and in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the bishops of Ohio have decided -- effective immediately -- to suspend temporarily all publicly celebrated Masses/liturgies, at least through the celebrations of Holy Week and Easter. The bishops of Ohio dispense the Catholic faithful who reside in their respective dioceses and all other Catholics currently in Ohio from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass through Easter Sunday.

This decision is not taken lightly and, as your bishops, causes us great sadness. However, after consultation with the governor and health officials we are convinced that this is the most prudent and necessary action.

Science has proven that participation in public gatherings significantly increases the risk of contagion. This poses a serious danger to those especially most vulnerable.

As Catholics, in every Sunday Mass we celebrate the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord. The Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith. In this moment, we are experiencing in a unique way the passion of our Lord as this pandemic prevents us from gathering for the Sunday Eucharist. In this very difficult time, we encourage the faithful to turn to the Church’s treasury of prayer. Sunday remains a holy day, and we encourage the faithful to pray using the rich resources of our faith, including praying as a family or individually the rosary, divine mercy chaplet, the Liturgy of the Hours, stations of the cross, etc. We also urge you to participate in prayer by way of radio broadcast or televised or livestreamed Mass and make a spiritual communion.

Please join us in praying for all who are suffering from illness or disease of any kind, for all health care workers, and for an easing of the anxiety and tension caused by this situation. Relying on the motherly care of Our Lady, we unite our sufferings to those of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is our healing and our hope.

Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr

Chairman, Catholic Conference of Ohio

Archbishop of Cincinnati

Most Rev. Robert J. Brennan

Bishop of Columbus

Most Rev. Jeffrey M. Monforton

Bishop of Steubenville

Most Rev. George V. Murry, S.J.

Bishop of Youngstown

Most Rev. Joseph R. Binzer

Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Rev. Donald P. Oleksiak

Diocesan Administrator of Cleveland

Most Rev. Daniel E. Thomas

Bishop of Toledo

Catholic faithful who reside in Ohio and all other Catholics currently in Ohio are dispensed from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass for the weekends of March 14-15, March 21-22 and March 28-29

On March 12, 2020 Gov. Mike DeWine issued an executive order regarding the avoidance of large mass gatherings to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in Ohio.
Even though religious gatherings are expressly excluded in the order, the Catholic bishops of Ohio -- out of concern for the common good and the physical as well as spiritual well-being of all of the people of Ohio -- have agreed to cooperate with the governor’s direction to create “social distance.”
Therefore, Catholic faithful who reside in Ohio and all other Catholics currently in Ohio are dispensed from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass for the weekends of March 14-15, March 21-22 and March 28-29.
Out of charity and concern for our brothers and sisters in Christ, we encourage all the faithful, in particular those who are sick, experiencing symptoms of illness, or are at risk of illness to seriously consider refraining from Mass attendance.  

How should Catholic parishes respond to concerns about flu and coronavirus infections?

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland shared information with all parishes on March 10 regarding public health concerns in the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19.

The statement outlined additional preventative steps that should be taken in preparing liturgical celebrations.

The COVID-19 virus has spread to Ohio and, in particular, three reported cases have been found in Cuyahoga County. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Ohio state government are stepping up its public health efforts in response. The diocese is following local, state and national health care directives.

Reported [COVID-19] illnesses across the U.S. have ranged from very mild (including some with no reported symptoms) to severe, including illness resulting in death. Older people and people of all ages with severe underlying health conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease and diabetes, seem to be at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness.

The ODH provides the following information outlining precautionary measures that people should take. These precautions are the same commonsense hygiene precautions recommended to prevent the flu, including:

  • Avoid close contact with sick persons.
  • Cover mouth/nose with tissue/sleeve when coughing/sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing/sneezing.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth after touching objects.
  • Practice good health habits (clean home, adequate sleep, healthy stress management).

In an effort to safeguard the faithful now that the coronavirus has emerged in Northeast Ohio, the following liturgical changes are to be observed, effectively immediately:

HOLY COMMUNION

  • All priests, deacons and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion are to wash their hands with soap and water prior to the celebration of Mass. A hand sanitizer may be used in the pew by the extraordinary minister prior to the distribution of Holy Communion. In addition to the usual purification of fingers with water after the distribution of Holy Communion, all Communion ministers should again wash their hands. The Centers for Disease Control states that hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of the virus.
  • The distribution of the Precious Blood to liturgical ministers and the faithful is to be suspended. As Catholics, our faith informs us that the whole Christ, that is his Body and Blood, is present when only the host is received. Provisions, however, should be made for Catholics who can only receive the Precious Blood for Communion because of celiac conditions.

SIGN OF PEACE

  • The invitation to the Sign of Peace, although a regular part of our liturgical practice, is always an option. Pastors should consult the local community for how to best observe the Sign of Peace during this period. Perhaps a head bow could replace the customary handshake.
  • Additionally, small holy water blessing fonts and baptismal pools are to be drained.
  • Intentions for the prevention of the virus and for those affected should be included in the Universal Prayer.

The above directives are to be observed until further notice. Everyone is encouraged both during the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy and at all times to be thoughtful and vigilant in practices that prevent the spread of sickness and disease and protect the good health of one another.

Please continue to monitor the Ohio Department of Health and the CDC websites as well as official communications from the diocese for accurate information in this developing public health situation.

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Jeanne Marie Miles, Director
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