Coronovirus Shut-down: Spiritual/Prayer Resources


The website for theDiocese of San Joseis constantly being updated. On the Home Page, in the top rotating banner section, look at both DSJ Responds to Coronavirus (green background) and Sunday Mass Recording (blue background) for links to key resources such as statements from Bishop Cantu, Daily Papal Mass, Parish Worship On-line, Santa Clara Public Health Department, etc.


FORMED –Augustine Institute

FORMEDprovides the very best Catholic content from more than 60 organizations to help families and individuals explore their faith anywhere. Supporting thousands of movies, children’s programs, ebooks, audio, and studies direct to your browser, mobile or connected device.

You will need to sign in using your email address. If you haven’t register yet, it is very straight forward and Free for our Parishioners!

Click:Sign up button
Type:St. Nicholas Church into theFind your Parish or Organizationbox
Select our Parish:Listed as St. Nicholas 473 Lincoln Ave Los Altos
Follow the prompts for your name and email address

 (Once you have registered: On subsequent visits you click the sign-in link in the upper right hand corner of the web page.)


Word On Fire – Bishop Robert Barron

Word on Fire is Catholic; it utilizes the tremendous resources of the Roman Catholic tradition—art, architecture, poetry, philosophy, theology, and the lives of the saints— in order to explain and interpret the event of Jesus Christ.


Liturgy of the Hours

Liturgy.Life from Diana Macalintal

One significant way that Christians have prayed each day, whether alone or with a community, is through the Liturgy of the Hours. The Liturgy of the Hours has two parts. First is a section giving praise to the Father through Christ that consists of prayerful reading or singing of the psalms and canticles and a Scripture passage. Having remembered God’s blessings, the second part invites us to offer prayers for ourselves and the world.


Novena Against Coronavirus

Archdiocese of Baltimore from Archbishop Lori

The Catholic Encyclopedia, defines a Novena as “nine days of private or public devotion in the Catholic Church to obtain special graces.” The novena, inspired by a prayer by Pope Francis, asks Mary for her intercession and protection from the coronavirus.