Resources in a time of Pandemic
Where is the Brown-RISD Catholic Community?
With our community so widely dispersed, we still want to maintain our connections. You can share your location on our special BRCC Map!
While the BRCC isn't livestreaming our Masses, many parishes and ministries provide this opportunity.
Some tips for more fruitful virtual participation in Mass:
Schedule it: Even if its archived for viewing anytime, make a personal commitment to watch at a certain time.
Prepare for it: Look at the readings beforehand. Gather your prayer intentions.
Dress up for it: The Mass is special, so make yourself presentable.
Focus on it: Avoid the inclination to multi-task. Silence your phone. Don't pause it to do other things.
Share in it: Invite those in your household to participate with you.
Commune with it: Make an act of spiritual communion when you see the priest receiving communion.
Thank God for it: All this would have been so much harder to do 10 or 20 years ago.
Remember it: Write down 1 or 2 thoughts or insights in a journal.
Some Resources for Prayer & Reflection
Use the readings for Mass and celebrate a Liturgy of the Word at home.
US Conference of Catholic Bishops' webpage: various resources to stay spiritually active during COVID-19
Thomistic Institute's Quarantine Lectures