As you all know, public celebrations of the Mass are not taking place in the Diocese of Arlington until further notice. Bishop Burbidge has also dispensed all the faithful of the Diocese from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and holy days of obligation while public Masses are suspended.
There are, however, many ways in which you can grow in faith during this challenging time as the coronavirus spreads. Especially on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, the faithful are encouraged to devote time to prayer, observe Mass on television or the internet, and pray the Rosary, along with other devotions. Here is a list of resources you may want to consider:
- Vatican News Live Stream of Pope Francis’ Masses (Daily in Italian with English subtitles)
- EWTN Daily Mass (Daily)
- Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Live Streamed on Sundays at Noon)
- Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Pre-recorded televised – Sundays at 10:30, channel 503 Fios)
Good Shepherd (Fr. Tom Ferguson)