Resources for the pandemic

"We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose."

~romans 8: 28

We may not be able to participate in the Sacraments at this time, but there are many organizations offering their resources free during the pandemic. We, therefore, are not left without means of feeding our souls during this time of uncertainty, even if funds are limited. This is a list of free and faithful Catholic resources at your disposal. Please enjoy and share widely! And if you like these resources, please reach out to the organizations and support them with your thanks, or with a donation or a purchase from their website.

Online Masses, prayers & Adoration

Use the following prayer to make an Act of Spiritual Communion. While this is not the same as receiving the Body, Body, Soul and Divinity of our Lord in the Eucharist, when we are well-disposed and sincere, an Act of Spiritual Communion is a source of many graces!
We are blessed to be able to watch Mass online. Many parishes are broadcasting their Masses, prayers and Adoration, either live or pre-recorded. Here is a list of some of them, as there are so many available, we cannot possibly list them all. 
EWTN - Daily Mass and Readings Latin Masses - Live Masses in the extraordinary form throughout the day from the U.S. , Switzerland, England and Mexico. Also includes links to an online Missal and Breviary.
Living With Christ - During the COVID-19 pandemic, Living with Christ is offering free prayer resources and downloads of the daily Mass texts, so we can follow along during televised and online Masses.
Magnificat - During this challenging time, Magnificat is providing complimentary access to their online version of Mass texts to help people pray from home. - Live Masses, Rosaries and Perpetual Adoration throughout the day from all over the world.
Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy - Live Adoration, Morning and Evening Prayers, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and Masses. Monday to Saturday Schedule: (Eastern Time) 7:30 am Adoration, 8:00 am Morning Prayer, 3:00 pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy, 5:15 pm Mass, 5:50 pm Evening Prayer. Sunday Schedule: 10:30 am Adoration, 11:05 am Mass, 5:50 pm Evening Prayer
Online Sunday Mass with Ascension - Live on Sundays at 10am and 11am Eastern. The recordings are also made available on their channel afterwards for streaming on demand.
Vatican Live Stream - Live Masses, Rosary, Prayers, Papal Addresses, etc. English Stream on YouTube. French Stream. Spanish Stream.
With Your Spirit - A database of Catholic Mass Live Streams. Find Church. Anytime. From Home.
Word on Fire - Pre-recorded daily Mass from Bishop Barron's chapel, celebrated either by Bishop Barron himself or by Fr. Steve Grunow, CEO of Word on Fire. The video will be posted at 8:15am ET each day.

Canadian Masses

Again, these are only a few options. You can check your Diocesan website for information on the Masses offered in your own Diocese. 
Cardinal Collins of the Archdiocese of Toronto - Livestreaming of daily Mass, Rosary and Angelus from 7:30-8:10am ET each day. The archive holds these recording for those who are not able to attend live. 
Daily TV Mass - Daily Masses available on demand.
An Infographic from the Diocese of Sioux Falls, USA, on how to pray the TV Mass from home.

The Holy Rosary

Holy Family School of Faith - Daily Rosary Meditations. Live Rosary at 7:30pm Central (8:30 Eastern) on Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Family Rosary - Live Rosary from the Father Peyton Center in North Easton, Massachusetts, USA, Monday through Friday at 11:30 am ET/8:30 am PT,and Sunday evenings at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT.
Fr. Don Calloway, MIC: The Rosary: Spiritual Sword of Our LadyIn this talk based on his recent book, "Champions of the Rosary: The History and Heroes of a Spiritual Weapon," Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC argues that the rosary is a spiritual sword that has won decisive battles. And he provides the historical evidence to prove it. Listen to this talk with your family. It's awesome! Rosary Resources - Check out our list of free and faithful Rosary resources, including a free, printable "How-To" and lists of recorded Rosaries available on demand! Prayer Resources - Stations of the Cross, Divine Mercy Chaplet and others!

What To Do If You Are In Mortal Sin During the Coronavirus Pandemic - Fr. Jonathan Meyer

A video outlining the steps to take when in a state of mortal sin and the Sacrament of Reconciliation is not currently available. Based on the instructions laid out in the Catechism.
“Among the penitent’s acts contrition occupies first place. Contrition is ‘sorrow of the soul and detestation for the sin committed together with the resolution not to sin again.’ When it arises from a love by which God is loved above all else, contrition is called ‘perfect’ (contrition of charity). Such contrition remits venial sins; it also obtains forgiveness of mortal sins if it includes the firm resolution to have recourse to sacramental confession as soon as possible” (CCC 1451–1452).

For Children & Families

We've highlighted a few of the organizations that are offering free resources during this pandemic on this page. However, there are many more free and faithful Catholic resources listed on our Children and Education page: Click here for access.
Catholic IcingHere is a great compilation of resources from Catholic Icing for those who need to miss Mass, or for those whose parishes are closed at this time.
Catechism of the Seven Sacraments - Read the book online for free — limited time only. With so many families at home with their kids during this unexpected and challenging time, StoryTel is pleased to offer this book in its entirety online in digital form for no charge, both to entertain and to encourage discussions of the Faith with your children.With its engaging graphic-novel format and stunning building brick layouts, Catechism of the Seven Sacraments makes profound theological concepts accessible for both children and adults. 
My Catholic Kids - During the National Emergency, Free Access to Children’s Video Library and Ultimate Catholic Activities.
Coronavirus Response Lesson from Loyola PressThe Coronavirus Response Lesson includes: A faith-filled animated hygiene video, A double-sided student worksheet, Three pages of teacher instruction and scripting, An informative lesson resource.
Credible CatholicIn light of school closures, the Magis Center is offering three home-based learning opportunities: Teacher webinars on how to teach the 7 Essential Modules online to students, Parent webinars on how to teach the 7 Essential Modules to children at home, and a 7-week online course for students on the 7 Essential Modules. Geared toward children aged 12-18, but great for adults too!
Culture of Life Studies Program - Pretty much everything they offer is free at this time. There are units of study, including digital downloads of workbooks and lesson plans. Check out their "Catalogue" and narrow your search according to Grade level. There are pro-life units for every Grade! 
Faith and Family Weekly Newsletter - A free weekly e-newsletter designed to prepare your family for the Sunday Gospel and to provide ways to put your faith into action. Each Wednesday you will receive one e-mail with: the weekly Gospel passage, a brief reflection on the Gospel from Father Greg Friedman, OFM, discussion questions from Father Dan Kroger, OFM, fun family activities from Susan Hines-Brigger, mother of four
Fiona Fifelski and the Cat of Cunegunda - Free online book for a limited time. The story is aimed at kids around ages 7-14, but readers of all ages will enjoy it. Fiona is an eleven-year-old Catholic girl in Staten Island, New York, whose Papa is declared missing in action at the beginning of the first World War.
Holy Heroes Sunday Mass Prep - Free fun video for the Gospel reading, a colouring page and quiz that your children will love!
Kolbe Academy - Free literature course plans for Grades 3-12 while you’ve got students at home with you.
MagnifiKid! - Free online access to their magazine for kids. Includes activities to prepare for Mass, and the Mass texts in a beautiful kid-friendly layout.
The Religion Teacher - Religious education eLearning help for parents during the coronavirus crisis: including Mass activities, worksheets, reflection questions, First Communion activities and books, crafts, games and much more!

Catholic Online Learning Resources

Catholic Online School - Many educational resources to help you during these times of crisis.
Diocese of London, Ontario, Canada - Outreach Resources List - Parish Live Streams, Online Masses, Music, Online Resources from Catholic Publishers, Resources for Children/Youth/Teens, etc.
FORMEDIn light of the current situation, FORMED is extending their free trial to 40 days. Sign up today and get immediate access to the best Catholic movies, faith formation videos, audio talks, and great children’s videos.
Jeff Cavin's, "Walking Toward Eternity," Free Bible Study on FacebookJeff Cavins is leading Walking Toward Eternity Special Edition, a free virtual Bible study about hope and suffering that was created in response to the coronavirus. This 8-session study is tailored to be of assistance to you in the questions and decisions that you will face, as well as your response to loved ones and colleagues during this time.
The Quarantined Catholic Hub - Brought to you by the St Paul Center, founded by Scott Hahn. These resources will increase your devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, explore the richness of Sacred Scripture, and deepen your understanding of the faith. Inlcudes a free video-based Bible study: The Eucharist in Scripture.
Quanantine Lectures from the Thomistic Institute - Subscribe to the Quarantine Lectures mailing list to: Receive information on how to register for each Quarantine Lecture event, including post-lecture discussion groups, Get your free copy of the new TI prayer book, Prayers in Time of Plague, Actively participate in each lecture: ask live questions by video or chat, join post-lecture discussion groups, and participate in instant polling, via Zoom.  (Or just watch on YouTube Live or Facebook Live), Be automatically registered for their live streaming Holy Week Retreat. All free!
The Upper Room by Steubenville Conferences - Your place to find free resources for distanced and quarantined Catholics, including: Links to live streamed Masses, A Virtual Parish Mission that you can join March 29-31, Webinars to help you deepen your relationship with Christ, Online Rosaries, Partner Resources, Daily e-Spirations, Discipleship Quads information, An unlimited library of past conference talks.
Virtual Catholic Conference for Men and Women: April 3-5, 2020 - Uniting Catholics across the globe for one weekend of prayer, fellowship, and formation. Brought to you by FOCUS, The Catholic GoodWorker, Covenant Eyes, Hallow and Men Rise Up.
Coronavirus Latest From Rome by the NCR - The latest updates from the Eternal City in lockdown since March 10.

Catholic Spiritual Support

Ascension's Spiritual Guidance & Resources During COVID-19 - Instant individual access to Catholic studies, live events, webinars, video guidance, podcasts, articles, prayers, etc.
Avila Institute - Line Sunday Evening Reflection Series through the Zoom app, Secrets to Spiritual Survival in This Present Crisis. Beginning 7:00 pm eastern / 4:00 pm pacific.
The Coronavirus Novena from Pray More Novenas - Nine days of prayers for the end of the pandemic and for all affected by it: the sick and suffering, those who work in the medical profession, and those who have died as well as for their grieving family members. 
Carmelite Resources - Discover the Carmelite Saints, Read the writings of Carmelite saints free online: St. Teresa of AvilaSt. John of the CrossSt. Thérèse of Lisieux
Hallow AppA faithful Catholic meditation app to help you find peace and grow in your spiritual journey.
Keep Watch and Pray - Free resources to help you pray virtually. Online resources from Christian ministries around the globe that will lead you into communal prayer - through technology
Pietra Fitness Online Studio - Pietra Fitness has extended the free trial of their online studio to help you care for your body, mind, and soul during this time of crisis. Now you can enjoy two months of unlimited Pietra Fitness online classes free!

The Divine Mercy Image

To protect you and your family, we urge you to post an Image of the Divine Mercy on your front doors. Father Chris Alar, MIC, explains why.
Link to the free, printable Divine Mercy Image here 

The prayer of blessing:

While making the Sign of the Cross over the image say...
O Lord, I seek Your blessing upon this image.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Our Expansive List of Free & Faithful Lenten Resources

Don't forget to check out our list of free and faithful resources for Lent and Easter. There's tons of great stuff for all ages on our list this year!