In accordance with the directive issued by Bishop Jenky, all Masses, meetings, and activities at St. Patrick Church of Merna and across the Dioceses of Peoria have been suspended until further notice. This extraordinary step of suspending public Divine Worship is being undertaken in unison with other dioceses in Illinois and elsewhere in order to assist in breaking the chain of transmission of the COVID-19 contagion.

Public Divine Worship and fellowship among our community will be a challenge for the weeks to come. As communities across the world are impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we pray for those who are impacted and those who are working to heal those who are infected. This page is to provide resources for worship and prayer during this difficult time.

Televised/Online Masses

Article from Our Sunday Visitor: Does TV Mass “count”?

CatholicTV

Live Mass from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame’s campus in South Bend, Indiana
10:00 AM ET every Sunday
9:30 AM ET Monday-Friday

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Live Mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York
10:15 AM ET every Sunday

EWTN

Live Monday-Saturday at 7:00 am on the EWTN Global Catholic Network
(rebroadcasts at 11:00 am, 6:00 pm, and 11:00 pm)

Live Sunday Mass is at 7:00 am
(rebroadcasts at 11:00 am & 11:00 pm)

Watch online LIVE on EWTN.com or on any mobile device.

Watch online RECORDINGS

Spanish Masses:

CatholicTV

8:00 AM, 5:30 PM, 10:00 PM ET every Sunday

San Fernando Cathedral

Live from San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas.
8:00 AM, 12:00 PM every Sunday

Prayer Resources

Liturgy of the Hours

Find morning, daytime, evening and night prayers online.

Pray the Rosary

Pray along with videos for all of the mysteries of the Rosary.

Light a candle online

Light a digital candle and share your prayer intentions from your home.

Daily Scripture

USCCB Daily Readings

The daily readings in English from the USCCB.

Lecturas del Dia

The daily readings in Spanish from the USCCB.

You may also subscribe to receive the Daily Readings from the USCCB in your email every morning.

Online Resources

Magnificat

The monthly spiritual prayer book is temporarily making their publication
available for FREE online for those who would like to use it. It contains the Mass readings as well as many other devotional prayers and readings.

Peoria Dioceses Resources Page

This page will provide any ongoing statements or letters from the Diocese as well as online resources. 

 The Catholic Post will continue to provide coverage and stories as well.  

Music & Inspiration by OCP

During difficult times, music can draw us closer to God and through his grace bring peace to our troubled hearts. May this playlist bring you healing in, and through Christ. May we unite our suffering with his, for the atonement of our sins and those of the whole world.

Liturgy Podcast by OCP

Liturgy Podcast is a weekly liturgy planning resource for musicians, liturgists, homilists, youth groups, faith sharing groups, and all who look to the liturgical readings for inspiration and nourishment. Join Ken Canedo and Robert Feduccia as they break open the Scripture and play suggested tracks from the Spirit & Song repertoire.

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A (March 15, 2020)

4th Sunday of Lent, Year A (March 22, 2020)

5th Sunday of Lent, Year A (March 29, 2020)