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!
Some Resources for Prayer & Reflection
Article: Nine Ways to Set Aside Sunday as Special
Use the readings for Mass and celebrate a Liturgy of the Word at home.
Laudate: fantastic prayer app (also available on App Store)
US Conference of Catholic Bishops' webpage: various resources to stay spiritually active during COVID-19
Thomistic Institute's Quarantine Lectures
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.