Spiritual Resources

Below is a list of online resources that was put together during the COVID-19 lockdown for your spiritual nourishment.

TV / Online Mass options:

  • "Mass For You At Home" - 6:00am, Sundays, Channel 10.

  • Spiritual Communion Prayer - When you are not able to actually receive Holy Communion, you can say a prayer to be united with Our Lord in Spiritual Communion.  Click here for a prayer of Spiritual Communion before the Blessed Sacrament by St Alphonsus Liguori.

Suggestions for Prayer, Scripture, Spiritual Reading, Podcasts, etc:

  • Try create a sacred space in your house for prayer, with candles, a crucifix, holy water, holy images and statues.

  • Read from your Bible. Perhaps work your way through one of the Gospels. For a free online Bible commentary for the New Testament, the one by William Barclay continues to be a classic.

  • Eucharistic Adoration is available around the Archdiocese of Perth and around the world online. Click here for a prayer of Spiritual Communion before the Blessed Sacrament by St Alphonsus Liguori.

  • Liturgy of the Hours - Unite yourself in praying with all the Catholic priests and religious communities around the world each day in the formal prayer of the Church. For more on this click here and here.

  • The Record - Catholic news from our Perth Archdiocese

  • Vatican Website - for news, information and Church teachings from Pope Francis and the universal Catholic Church

  • Aleteia - an easy read and interesting daily Catholic newsletter

  • Word on Fire - more Catholic podcasts, videos and spiritual reading

  • EWTN - Catholic news, TV, devotions, formation and more

  • CathNews - for Catholic news from around our country and the world

  • Catholic Culture - News, commentary, articles, podcasts, the liturgical year and more

  • Mercatornet - Articles addressing some of the modern complex issues of our times

  • Formed - An online library of Catholic books to read, audiobooks, movies and programs to watch, including Bible studies and programs for kids. Subscription required.

  • Decent Films - Movie reviews, appreciation and criticism from a Catholic perspective

  • USCCB Movie Reviews - US Conference of Catholic Bishops film review site, which can be useful for checking suitability of movies before watching anything immoral or against our Catholic faith. Also includes an archive of older film reviews

Suggested Family Resources (Feel free to send suggestions and feedback):

  • CathFamily - Australian family faith resources, including CathKids (7-12yo).

  • Superbook - Animated stories of the Bible for children on YouTube or download the App for more

  • Beginners Bible - Animated stories of the Bible for younger children on YouTube.

  • Formed - An online library of Catholic books to read, audiobooks, movies and programs to watch, including Bible studies and programs for kids. Subscription required.

  • Koorong - Protestant Christian bookshop in Mt Lawley with a wide range of books, DVDs, etc, many of which are great for  younger children (many good things for adults too, but need to be chosen with care in case of differing theology).

  • USCCB Movie Reviews - US Conference of Catholic Bishops film review site, which can be useful for checking suitability of movies for children. Also includes an archive of older film reviews.

Coronavirus Prayer to Our Blessed Mother

O Mary, you always shine on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We rely on you, Health of the Sick, who at the Cross united with Jesus’ pain, kept steadfast your faith. You know what we need. We are sure that you will provide for us, as you did at Cana of Galilee, so that joy and celebration might return after this trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do what we are told by Jesus, who has taken our suffering upon Himself and has burdened Himself with our sorrows to lead us through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not despise the pleas of we who are in trial, and free us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

(Adapted from Pope Francis’ Prayer for the People of Rome,

11 March 2020)

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