The Parishioners of Corpus Christi, Toronto

Daily Mass (Tues-Fri): 9 am • Saturday (Vigil): 5 pm • Sunday: 9:30 am and 11 am

From the Archdiocese of Toronto's website.

During this difficult time, here are some ways to stay connected to the life of the Church that do not require being in a physical church building.

 

Our Response in Faith

 

Mass

  • Mass every day at 7:30 a.m. with Cardinal Collins from St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica in Toronto.  Available through livestream and archived for your convenience.

  • ASL Mass Livestream from the International Catholic Deaf Association, Canadian Section. Please scroll down for additional resources for persons with special needs.

 

Spiritual Communion

Spiritual Communion is a way to be united with Christ when we cannot physically receive the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist. It can be made at home or in church, in front of the Blessed Sacrament or not.

How do I do it?

  1. Start with the sign of the cross and prayer.

  2. Read and reflect on the readings from Mass that day.

  3. Have a real desire to be united with Christ.

  4. Acknowledge your sins and ask for pardon and forgiveness.

  5. Receive Christ in your soul and pray an act of Spiritual Communion (see below).

  6. Offer thanksgiving.

St. Alphonsus Liguori's Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Prayer

 

Faith Formation

This is not the time to stop learning about our faith!  Register today for a course or seminar from the University of Dayton

  • Available in English and en Español. Dates: April 19 to May 4, 2020.

  • Dates: April 19 to May 4, 2020.

  • Registration deadline: April 15, 2020.

  • Certificates of completion offered conjointly with the Archdiocese of Toronto.

  • Cost: $40 US per course for members of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

For more information, contact Connie Price, Associate Director of Catechesis, at cprice@archtoronto.org or 416-934-3400, ext. 513.

  • FORMED: Stream Catholic movies, programs, audio and books. Please contact your parish for access or enjoy a free trial for 40 days.

  • Free online courses and other resources from the University of Notre Dame: Two self-guided online courses, available until May 31, 2020.

  • The Quarantined Catholic Hub: Free resources from Dr. Scott Hahn, including a weekly Sunday Bible Reflection.

  • The Upper Room: Free webinars, talks, daily inspirational messages and resources from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

  • Alpha Online: Now more than ever people are seeking to have honest conversations about life and faith. Alpha can provide you with all the tools and resources you need to reach your community.

 

Charity and Care of Those Around Us

  • Check in on your neighbours and offer help when you can. Even though we should practice social distancing, we can still call or write emails and letters to those who are isolated or vulnerable.

  • We can pray for all of those impacted by this virus.

  • The Church depends on the generous offerings of our earthly treasure to continue the work of God. Online giving will be an important lifeline for parishes and the larger community while we are not able to attend Mass. Please consider making your Sunday offering online and continue giving to charitable causes (such as ShareLife) as you are able.

 

For Parish Leaders

 

For Parents and Families

  • How to Pray the TV Mass from Home: Some helpful steps from the Diocese of Sioux Falls for creating a sacred space at your home.

  • Loyola Press offers developmentally suitable guides to each Sunday's Liturgy of the Word.

  • At Home with Your Faith: A day-by-day compilation of suggestions from the Archdiocese of Baltimore to help you live faith in the domestic church, your home.

  • The simplicity of Taizé Songs makes them perfect choices for children of all ages.  Find Lenten selections such as Jesus, Remember Me or Stay with Me, on your favorite music streaming service.  The Taizé Community Choir album is a good choice.

  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd USA is offering a wealth of resources tailored to a child's developmental stage. These range from how to prepare a prayer table, praying with children at home, developmentally suitable scripture passages, and resources for celebrating Lent and Holy Week at home.

  • Elizabeth Foss offers free downloads of her Stories of Grace prayer journal for children, including a series of reflections on the parables.

  • Daniel Mitsui offers beautiful free coloring sheets, suitable for older children.

  • Growing in Faith Growing in Christ Online Resources: Religion resources for students in grades 1 to 6 available during school closures.  Sponsored by the Catholic Bishops of Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.

  • The Way of Christ faith formation program: During the COVID-19 quarantine, the St. Philip Institute encourages you to follow the Way of Christ. Download their small catechism for free and work through the lessons using the videos and 10-question quizzes for each lesson.

  • Articles by Dr. Joseph White, child and family psychologist and catechetical consultant for Our Sunday Visitor, concerning families and children coping with the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

For Those with Special Needs

 

For those who Lost a Loved One

 

For Health Care Workers

 

Other Resources

  • Washing your Hands, Catholic Style from the Diocese of Dallas: A fun illustrated guide to washing your hands to the words of the Our Father and the Apostles Creed.

  • The Catholic Register: Free access to the digital edition for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The Center for Loss and Life Transition provides articles by its Director, Dr. Alan Wolfelt, related to grief and loss as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Updated regularly. 

  • Remaining Spiritually Engaged in Your Own Home: Practical suggestions for the entire family to stay spiritually engaged while confined to home.

  • How to Flourish During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Ways to grow and flourish the interior reflection during this pandemic. This is the product of research from the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard.

  • Faith in Isolation is a platform created to spiritually nourish those isolated from their faith practices as a result of COVID-19. The platform features webinars, brief videos on the daily Mass readings, and livestreaming from the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham and the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Brompton, London.

  • Practical resources from the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute on end of life decision-making and advance care planning in light of COVID-19.

  • Virtual Catholic Conference: Join 15,000 Catholics from all around the world for a Virtual Free Catholic Conference on April 3-5, 2020. Register now for the Female or Male Conferences and experience a weekend of prayer, fellowship, and formation.

Last updated by Corpus Christi Web Admin Apr 4.

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Rev. Prasanth George Varambinakathu, CMI

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