Here at the Hook of Faith we are doing our best to keep you connected to the Lord with resources that nurture our faith in him in these days when we can't gather as a community. Here are just some of the many online resources that you can access at this time.
1. Pope Francis's daily Masses at Casa Santa Marta and the Sunday Angelus are being streamed live on the Vatican's YouTube channel. No need to watch live, tune in at any time.
2. Laudate - Free Catholic App
Laudate combines a large number of Catholic religious resources into a single app, giving you instant access to everything you could need, from a copy of multiple versions of the Bible, to prayers, confession prompts, and more.
Download it from Google Play.
3. Magnificat on line
Magnificat (Daily Mass Readings & Prayers)
During this challenging time, many of the faithful are unable to attend Mass.
Magnificat is honoured to provide complimentary access to our online version to help people pray from home. Click here for daily mass readings and prayer.
4. The Hook of Faith Website
Log on for daily audios of the Mass readings with articles, videos and other features to nurture the gift of faith.
5. Word on Fire has many useful online resources.
6. Children's resources
Hymns, pictures, prayers, homilies and articles.
Free booklet on line entitled ''-Prayers at Home When Gathering for Mass is Not Possible"
This prayer booklet has been prepared by the Diocese of Clonfert and the Diocese of Elphin specifically for this time. While you can pray this at any time, a good time to do so would be at the time Mass is normally celebrated in your local parish.
9. The Taize community is broadcasting evening prayer live from the community in France every day at 8.30pm Central European Time (7.30pm UK)
10. The Latin Mass Society has put together a catalogue of online resources to assist with private or family devotions at home.
11. CatholicArena on Twitter has created a thread with a list of churches streaming online Masses, mainly but not exclusively in Ireland.
12. Church Services TV streams Masses, weddings, funerals, music and all other kinds of events from churches, halls and other venues. The website states: "By making services available on PC’s, laptops, mobile devices and TV sets anywhere in the world, CSTV helps those confined to home or care facilities, and those living away from home, keep in touch with their parish and continue to be part of the local community."
13. The English Benedictines have a comprehensive new resource live on their website, Alone Together. It has films, stories, reflections and guidance and gained 1,500 views in the first 48 hours of its launch.
14. Catholic Apptitude - Website
Catholic Apptitude is an online community created to serve the needs of people looking for mobile resources to help add faith and inspiration to their lives.