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Our Response to Coronavirus


Video of Stations of the Cross at Holy Disciples (Pope Francis)
Stations of the Cross with images from across the Seattle Archdiocese
Tenebrae Service from Holy Disciples


Join your parish family in prayer three times each day


This recently released Book of Prayers is intended to help us through these difficult times.



Jesus Christ,
you traveled through towns and villages
"curing every disease and illness.”
At your command, the sick were made well.

Come to our aid now,
in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus,
that we may experience your healing love.

Heal those who are sick with the virus.
May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.

Heal us from our fear,
which prevents nations from working together
and neighbors from helping one another.

Heal us from our pride,
which can make us claim invulnerability
to a disease that knows no borders.

Jesus Christ, healer of all,
stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.
Be with those who have died from the virus.
May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace.

Be with the families of those who are sick or have died.
As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair.
May they know your peace.

Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers
and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected
and who put themselves at risk in the process.
May they know your protection and peace.

Be with the leaders of all nations.
Give them the foresight to act with charity
and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve.
Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions
that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks.
May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.

Whether we are home or abroad,
surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few,
Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare.
In place of our anxiety, give us your peace.
Jesus Christ, heal us.

Kerry Weber, author of this prayer, 
is an executive editor of America Magazine


God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress. Thus we do not fear, though earth be shaken and mountains quake to the depths of the sea, though its waters rage and foam and mountains totter at its surging. 


For all who have contracted coronavirus,
     We pray for care and healing.

For those who are particularly vulnerable,
     We pray for safety and protection.

For all who experience fear or anxiety,
     We pray for peace of mind and spirit.

For affected families who are facing difficult decisions
  between food on the table or public safety,
     We pray for policies that recognize their plight.

For those who do not have adequate health insurance,
     We pray that no family will face financial burdens alone.

For those who are afraid to access care due to immigration status,
     We pray for recognition of the God-given dignity of all.

For our brothers and sisters around the world,
     We pray for shared solidarity.

For public officials and decisionmakers,
     We pray for wisdom and guidance.

Father, during this time may your Church be a sign of hope, comfort and love to all.
     Grant peace.
     Grant comfort.
     Grant healing.
     Be with us, Lord.   Amen.

SUSCIPE  -  St. Ignatius of Loyola

Take, Lord,
and receive all my liberty,
my memory,
my understanding,
and my entire will,
all I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours;
do with it what you will.
Give me only your love
and your grace,
that is enough for me.


O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day
for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart,
in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world,
for the salvation of souls, the reparation for sins,
the reunion of all Christians,
and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father this month.   Amen.


V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.

Hail Mary...

V. And the Word was made flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary...

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy grace into our hearts;
that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ, thy Son,
was made known by the message of an angel,
may by his Passion and Cross be brought
to the glory of his Resurrection.
Through the same Christ, our Lord.  Amen.


Soul of Christ, be my sanctification.
Body of Christ, be my salvation.
Blood of Christ, fill all my veins.
Water of Christ’s side, wash out my stains.
Passion of Christ, my comfort be.
O good Jesu, listen to me.
In Thy wounds I fain would hide,
Ne’er to be parted from Thy side,
Guard me, should the foe assail me.
Call me when my life shall fail me.
Bid me come to Thee above,
With Thy saints to sing Thy love,
World without end.   Amen.

PRAYER FOR PEACE   - St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


Blessed be God.
Blessed be his holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.
Blessed be the name of Jesus.
Blessed be his most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be his most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the most holy Sacrament of the altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in his angels and in his saints.


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 at this moment receive you sacramentally,
come 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 TO OUR LADY OF SEATTLE - Archdiocese of Seattle

Holy Mary,
we come before you as spiritual children in great need,
seeking your intercession, and asking that your mantle of love surround us
to console, protect and lead us to your son Jesus.

We entrust all of God’s family,
especially the church in Western Washington, into your immaculate hands.
With your son Jesus’ gentle power you can undo any knot in our church,
and in the lives of believers who entrust themselves to your care.

Today we especially entrust to you
[mention request here / an end to the coronavirus and help for all who have been afflicted by it] and we ask that –through your intercession, and that of St. James,
our guardian angels, and the faithful in our archdiocese –
we may be free from every spiritual and temporal ill,
and be safely led to encounter your son’s most merciful, sacred heart.

Our Lady of Seattle, Undoer of Knots, pray for us!


Good and Gracious God,
Your Son, Jesus Christ,
invites all people to follow him
and become his disciples.
Touch our hearts,
enlighten our minds,
and stir our spirit.

Help us daily to take up our cross
and follow him;
by living his Word
and proclaiming his Good News
to those around us.

May our faith in you increase,
may our hunger for the Gospel intensify,
and may our parish be strengthened
as we learn to love one another
as he has loved us.

For this we pray,  Amen.        

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