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Calling for Prayers: How to Minister by Telephone

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many people stuck in their homes without much, if any, connection to the outside world. Recognizing a need for meaningful outreach, yet desiring to do it in a prudent way, many Catholics are expressing a desire to participate in phone ministry. However, many are unsure about how to go about this vital task. St. Paul Evangelization is hosting a free webinar in response to this urgent need, to help guide Catholics step-by-step through the process of ministering to others over the phone. In just under an hour, this workshop will provide you with a basic understanding of how to console, pray with, and spiritually minister to homebound souls.

With the current pandemic sweeping the world, it can be rather difficult to remain calm. As Catholics, we know that God greatly desires for us to be at peace, regardless of the conditions. We must trust that He is at work and has a plan for these trying times. And we are a part of that plan, and must strive to share His peace with others. As evangelists, we need to discern how to do that in a genuine, yet prudential way.

We know that some of you will choose to continue to share the good news of Jesus in the public square, while others may decide to stay away from official outings and evangelize in other ways. We here at SPSE recommend that whatever you do, make sure to follow CDC guidelines, instructions from your state government, along with the recommendations of your local diocese.

With all the restrictions and quarantines, now is a perfect opportunity to learn how to evangelize if you’ve never had the chance. That’s why we’re offering these live webinars. In addition, we are also offering the first lesson of our Introduction to Evangelization online training videos for free. Simply click this link to view these videos from IE1 and learn the first steps on how to evangelize! We also recommend listening to our podcast, reading some of the free books we offer, or perhaps take part in some of our upcoming offerings like our 3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet (see below). Let’s make sure to make the most of our time at home by praying together online and sharpening our evangelization skills.

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

At 3 pm EST every weekday during the pandemic, the staff of SPSE will host a public Chaplet of Divine Mercy to ask God to show mercy on His people. You can join in via Facebook Live, Twitter, Youtube, or Zoom. Links to the appropriate channels will be posted on this page every day. 

How to unite your prayers with ours

Join our Zoom or Facebook or Youtube live streams at 3 pm Eastern Time. Using a standard rosary, pray with us using the neck of the rosary as we recite the prayers. Our words are italicized. Your responses are in bold.

While praying, meditate on the Divine Mercy image. It is portrayed above and will also be displayed during the live stream.

After the Chaplet, we will update you on our apostolate’s ongoing efforts to assist during this crisis. This is a time that calls for great courage and outreach via the corporal works of mercy. We need our prayer warriors to assist us via the spiritual works of mercy. Please continue to support us through your prayers during this time.

    Opening Prayers

    In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

    You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us. 

    O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You! (3x)

    Our Father … Give us this day

    Hail Mary … Holy Mary

    I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into the dead; on the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. 

    I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.

    First through Fifth Decade

    Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, 

    in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world. 

    For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,

    have mercy on us and on the whole world. (10x)

    Closing Prayers

    Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, 

    have mercy on us and on the whole world. (3x)

    Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion — inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. 

    Jesus, I trust in You! (3x)

    In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.