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Resources for Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament

Below is a list of resources and suggestions offered by St. Bridget parishioners to help with prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.   The list was compiled by Eileen ORourke from a parish wide email discussion we had this past week.   It was inspiring to hear insights and testimonies from so many.   We hope this helps during the coronavirus shutdown and beyond — Fr. Taglianetti
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Email from Eileen ORourke:
Thanks to all who participated last week in sharing their prayer stories.  It was so inspiring to hear your ways of praying before the Blessed Sacrament.  Below is a short summary of the responses received.
God bless you all.
G.I.F.T – Growing in Faith Together

 

Resources:

Online Adoration:  https://virtualadoration.home.blog/ (Thanks Kelly for this!!)

Word on Fire – Bishop Barron’s website

Augustine Institute

Pray more Novenas – Via web which comes to your Inbox every day, or the APP for your phone. (I downloaded the App, and it sends you an alert for whatever time you set it – time to pray your novena!)

Aleteia – will send spiritual articles to your email every day

Sound Cloud App

E-Magis –  IgnatianSpirituality.com – they will also send spiritual resources to your Inbox periodically

Hints to deal with distractions:

Reading Scripture and Lectio Divina (There are some CD’s in the Resource Center by Dr. Tim Gray which walks you through the steps of Lectio.  Check out the many resources on the Augustine Institute’s website, or the Magis website)

Invite Jesus into the distractions – helps you to concentrate more on God than the distractions

Picture Jesus saying “Relax, come spend some time with Me.  Leave everything else outside.

Good spiritual books – see suggestions below:

Personal Prayer A guide to receiving the Father’s love

In Sinu Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart–The Journal of a Priest at Prayer

There will be 2 copies of each of the above in the Resource center once we can get back to church.  They are both also available on Amazon if you would like your own personal copy.  There are many other good spiritual books in the Resource center that can also help.

St. Francis DeSales:  “If the heart wanders or is distracted, bring it back to the point quite gently… And even if you did nothing during the whole of your hour but bring your heart back, though it went away every time you brought it back, your hour would be very well employed.”

Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane asking his friends, “Could you not stay with me one hour?”

Cultivate other prayer spaces where you can practice being still and silent, and surrender thoughts and worries, which can help when before the Lord in the Eucharist.  These tiny windows expand to vacation views at Adoration.

Praise and Thanksgiving – either in prayer or music

Masses Online at St. Bridget’s Church

Mass – Friday of the 7th Week of Easter, May 29, 2020

Mass – Thursday of the 4th Week of Easter, May 28, 2020

Mass – Wednesday of the 7th Week of Easter, May 27, 2020

Mass – Tuesday of the 7th Week of Easter, May 26, 2020

Mass – Monday of the 7th Week of Easter, May 25, 2020

Mass – Sunday the 7th Week of Easter, May 24, 2020

Mass – Feast of St. Rita of Cascia, May 22, 2020

Mass – Ascension Thursday, May 21, 2020

Mass – Wednesday of the 6th Week of Easter, may 20, 2020

Mass – Tuesday of the 6th Week of Easter, May 19, 2020

Mass – Monday of the 6th Week of Easter, May 18, 2020

Mass – 6th Sunday of Easter, 1st Holy Communion, May 17, 2020

Mass – Friday of the 5th Week of Easter, May 15, 2020

Mass – Feast of St. Mathias, May 14, 2020

Mass – Feast of a Our Lady of Fatima, May 13, 2020

Mass – Tuesday of the 5th Week of Easter, May 12, 2020

Mass – Monday of the 5th week of Easter, May 11, 2020

Mass – Mother’s Day – 5th Sunday of Easter, May 10, 2020

Mass – Friday of the 4th Week of Easter, May 8, 2020

Mass – Thursday of the 4th Week of Easter, May 7, 2020

Mass – Wednesday of the 4th Week of Easter, May 6, 2020

Mass – Tuesday of the 4th Week of Easter, May 5, 2020

Mass – Monday of the 4th week of Easter, May 4, 2020

Mass on the 4th Sunday of Easter, May 3, 2020

Mass- The Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, May 1, 2020

Mass – Thursday of the 3rd Week of Easter, April 30, 2020

Mass – Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Easter, April 29, 2020

Mass – Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Easter, April 28, 2020

Mass – Monday of the 3rd Week of Easter, April 27, 2020

Mass – Sunday of the 3rd week of Easter, April 26, 2020

Mass – Friday of the 2nd Week of Easter, April 24, 2020

Mass – Thursday of the 2nd week of Easter, April 23, 2020

Mass – Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Easter, April 22, 2020

Mass – Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Easter, April 21, 2020

Mass – Monday of the 2nd Week of Easter, April 20, 2020

Divine Mercy Sunday Mass, 2nd Sunday of Easter, April 19, 2020

Friday Mass of the 1st Week of Easter, April 17, 2020

Thursday Mass of the 1st Week of Easter, April 16, 2020

Tuesday Mass of the 1st Week of Easter, April 14, 2020

Monday Mass of the 1st Week of Easter, April 13, 2020

Easter Sunday Morning Mass, April 12, 2020

Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil Mass, April 11, 2020

Good Friday – The Passion of the Lord, April 10, 2020

Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 9, 2020

Mass – Wednesday of Holy Week, April 8, 2020

Mass – Tuesday of Holy Week, April 7, 2020

Mass – Monday of Holy Week, April 6, 2020

Palm Sunday Mass – April 5, 2020

Mass – Friday of the 5th Week of Lent, April 3, 2020

Mass – Thursday of the 5th Week of Lent, April 2, 2020

Mass – Wednesday of the 5th Week of Lent, April 1, 2020

Mass – Tuesday of the 5th Week of Lent, March 31, 2020

Mass – Monday of the 5th Week of Lent, March 30, 2020

Sunday Mass – Fifth Sunday of Lent – March 29, 2020

Mass – Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent, March 27, 2020

Mass – Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent, March 26, 2020

Mass – Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25, 2020

Mass – Monday of the 4th Week of Lent – March 23, 2020

Laetare Sunday Mass, March 22, 2020

Mass – Friday of the 3rd week of Lent – March 20, 2020

Mass of St. Joseph at St. Bridget’s Church on March 19, 2020