Catholic Coronavirus Resources

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Tools to help you practice faith at home

Contact a Priest

If you or someone you love has contracted the coronavirus and are in need of a priest, click on the button above to find contact information for a specific priest. Or, if are looking for a priest near you, visit our Parish Directory to find contact information for a priest in your area.

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Since Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the suspension of all public Masses and non-essential gatherings at parishes during the COVID-19 crisis, Arkansas parishes are working very hard to provide online resources to their parishioners to help them stay connected and continue to practice their faith from home. The following is a list of the options available in these parishes as well as other resources by popular Catholic ministries. This list will be updated frequently as new information becomes available.



Prayers and Resources

Act of Spiritual Communion

In his encyclical, "Ecclesia de Eucharistia" ("A Eucharistic Church"), in April 2003, St. John Paul II encouraged the practice of spiritual communion, “which has been a wonderful part of Catholic life for centuries and recommended by saints who were masters of the spiritual life.”

Coronavirus Prayers

This page includes a list of prayers specific to this crisis as well as links to general Catholic prayers and prayers for Lent. The Catholic Health Association of the Unites States also offers several prayers including "A Prayer for Persons Suffering from the Coronavirus."

Home Adoration

This resource from Teaching Catholic Kids offers tips on having a holy hour or adoration at home.

How to Celebrate Sundays

The Archdiocese of Baltimore offers these suggestions about how to keep the Sabbath holy when celebrating it at home.

How to Pray the TV Mass from Home

The Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota offers these tips to help you participate more in Mass from home.

Light a Candle Online

The National Shrine of St. John Newmann is inviting people to light a candle virtually and share your prayer intention.

Liturgy of the Hours

The Liturgy of the Hours, which is prayed at certain times throughout the day, is the liturgical prayer of the Church. You can download and pray for free through eBreviary or the iBreviary app, or follow along in community online. St. Joseph Church in Conway is Morning Prayer at 8 a.m., Evening Prayer at 6 p.m. and Night Prayer at 8 p.m. daily on its Facebook page.

Novena During Sickness

The Archdiocese of Denver offers this novena with video reflections through the intercession of Our Lady of Monte Berico, protector in moments of plague. Several other helpful prayers are also available in English and Spanish.

Plenary Indulgences Q&A

Father Andrew Hart explains the Church's teaching on plenary indulgences in this Q&A. It pertains to the special indulgences available during this crisis.

Prayer Service from Your Home

The Archdiocese of Washington offers seven helpful steps to set up and have a prayer service at your home.

Stations of the Cross at Home

Several online resources are available to help you do the stations during Lent, depending on your needs. These include the Way of the Cross: Stations and Meditations from Arkansas and Stations of the Cross with Father Jason at St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish in Fayetteville.

Virtual Prayer Ministry

This resource from the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, offers a step-by-step process for parish leaders to pray for parishioners suffering from anxiety and need to talk and be supported in prayer.



Watch Mass

Several options are available to the faithful to watch Mass online or television in the absence of regular Masses in their parishes. If you miss the recording live, the recordings are available for playback at any time. Please confirm times with the parish to make sure you have the most up to date information.

In Arkansas

See online Mass times for parishes across the Diocese of Little Rock

Outside Arkansas

See online Mass options worldwide



Scriptures / Reflections

Magnificat

The online version, which includes the daily readings, prayers and hymns for personal or family prayer, has been made available for free for the time being. And the kids' version, MagnifiKid for ages 6-12, is also free online during this crisis.

Give Us This Day

The online version, which includes the daily readings, prayers, hymns and reflections, has been made available for free.

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

The U.S. bishop offer the daily readings in English and Spanish with audio and video reflections for free.



 Special Confession Times

Per Bishop Taylor's directive, "face-to-face confessions are suspended; and confessions may only be heard with a physical screen/barrier." That said, the sacrament of reconciliation is still available. The following parishes are offering the sacrament at special times. This is not a complete list. Please contact a parish in your area to confirm changes to confession times. See also special new indulgences established in time of pandemic from Vatican.

Holy Cross Church in Crossett

Confessions will be heard on Sundays from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Holy Rosary Church in Stuttgart

Confessions will be heard on Wednesdays from 6 - 7 p.m.; Fridays from noon - 1 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Holy Spirit Church in Hamburg

Confessions will be heard on Sundays from 1 - 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Holy Trinity Church in England

Confessions will be heard on Fridays from 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Church in North Little Rock

Confessions will be heard on Tuesdays, Thurdays and Saturdays from 6 - 7 p.m.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in North Little Rock

"Drive-thru confessions" will be heard on Wednesdays from 1 - 2 p.m.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Little Rock

Confessions will be heard daily from 8 - 10 a.m. and from 6 - 8 p.m.

Our Lady of the Lake Church in Lake Village

Confessions will be heard on Sundays from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 7 - 8 a.m.

St. Francis Church in Fairfield Bay

Confessions will be heard on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (1.5 hour shifts)

St. John the Baptist Church in Hot Springs

Confessions will be heard Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.; Saturdays 2:30 - 4 p.m.; and Sundays 8 - 9 a.m. and 3 - 4 p.m.

St. Joseph Church in Fayetteville

Beginning March 20, confessions will be heard daily from 7 - 8 a.m. in English; noon - 1 p.m. in English and Spanish; and from 6 - 7 p.m. in English and Spanish.

St. Jude Church in Clinton

Confessions will be heard Wednesdays from 3 - 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 - 1:55 p.m.


Faith Formation

In Arkansas

Catechism and Scripture Class

Father Stephen Gadberry hosts this class at 6 p.m. daily on the Facebook page of St. Mary Church in Batesville.

Lenten Video Series

Father Jason Sharbaugh, pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish in Fayetteville is offering these reflections.

Outside Arkansas

Catholic Icing Resources

This website offers lots of creative craft projects to help kids learn the Catholic faith.

DomesticChurch.com

This website offers resources to help families create a Catholic culture in their home.

EWTNKids

EWTN's kids videos and faith formation series are available to watch online.

FORMED 40-Day Free Subscription

FORMED, which offers Catholic resources for all ages on demand, is offering free subscriptions to everyone for 40 days.

Holy Heroes Videos

This YouTube channel has lots of creative and helpful videos to teach the Catholic faith to children.

Keeping the Faith Amid COVID-19

Our Sunday Visitor will offer daily stories to help keep you mentally and spiritually grounded during this time of uncertainty in this newsletter.

Living Lent in a Time of Social Distancing

This resource from the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, adapts ideas for prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

My Catholic Kids

This website is making their library of Mass videos for the Children’s Missalette available free to all.

Strong Catholic Family Faith

This website offers tips on helping parents talk with children about the coronavirus, a list of fun and educational things to do with kids at home and much more.

Tiny Saints

This website is providing free downloads and activities for families who may miss school, Mass and other events.


What's New

UPDATE: Theresa Hall, superintendent of Catholic schools, announced March 19,...
Theresa Hall, superintendent of Catholic schools, issued the following letter,...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor issued the following letter, March 12, 2020, to the...