We at St Nicholas of Bari Parish realize that this is a troubling time. If an effort to help get you through, we have put together a number of resources that you might find beneficial and helpful. Please take the time to enrich yourself and your family spiritually. Know that you are in our prayers.
During this time, numbers at public Masses are restricted in the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here you will find different ways to participate in the liturgy of the Church.
St Nicholas of Bari Parish and The Eritrean Catholic Chaplaincy of Toronto, who meet at the Church, have been able to put together the ability to livestream Liturgy from the parish!!
The English Mass will be livestreamed on Sundays at 10:30am!
If you want a copy of the readings for Mass, find them here.
We now have a Youtube channel so a livestream of our Mass will be available on our YouTube page. So please log on to the page and click the Mass video marked "live now"!
All of our Masses from July 19, 2020 and prior, will be available on the YouTube Channel of the Eritrean Catholic Chaplaincy, found here.
If you are unable to come to the Church, please join us at 10:30am on Sundays!!
Archdiocese of Toronto Livestream – a list of parishes in the Archdiocese of Toronto who are live-streaming their Masses. Available in many different languages.
Worship@Home – an at home liturgical service for families with younger children. It includes videos for music, has the readings, a guided reflection on the Readings, and prayers for the needs of the world.
Children's Liturgy of the Word - If your child participates in the Children's Liturgy of the Word on a regular basis, this would be the resource used for that, so it might be more familiar. It includes the Gospel, some reflection questions, and prayers for the needs of the world.
The Liturgy of the Hours –
iBreviary - For more mature audiences. This is the set of prayers said by all of the clerics and religious of the Church, along with many laypersons. It involves both prayer and reading the psalms. For a video about the Liturgy of the Hours please see https://youtu.be/hMwcK-ruDm8.
The Rosary is a powerful prayer. It settles our hearts and minds. It puts things in perspective and allows us to see things as they really are. It reaches deep down into our souls and puts us at ease, creating a peace that is rare and beautiful. It is a meditative prayer, in which we contemplate moments in the life of Jesus and Mary, and their impact on our world.
Many Catholic families have Rosary beads around the house, but if you are not able to find one, don't despair. The beads themselves are a counting tool, reminding you of how many Hail Mary's you have done. Since there are only ten, every person carries the ability to count them on their hands, so use them.
How to Pray the Rosary – Rosary Center & Confraternity – This is an apostolate of the Order of Preachers (the Dominican Friars). Tradition holds that St Dominic, distressed at his lack of combating a heresy, prayed to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and she appeared to him, giving him a method of prayer that we know call the Rosary. Dominicans have been the promoters of the Rosary ever since.
How to Pray the Rosary - Dynamic Catholic – This tutorial is somewhat interactive and gives the prayers with a depiction of where they are said.
How to Pray the Rosary – Rosary Army – This page has a single sheet, printable PDF that lists the prayers and shows where they are prayed.
Both of the below links are Youtube playlists of the Rosary. Each has separate videos for the sets of Mysteries, so choose which is the most appropriate. Traditionally the Glorious Mysteries are said on Sunday & Wednesday, the Joyful on Monday and Saturday, the Sorrowful on Tuesday and Friday, and the Luminous on Thursday.
Rosary – A spoken Rosary with pictures to help you follow along.
Rosary – This Rosary recitation has music and songs.
These are Youtube playlists of different Christian songs.
Traditional Catholic Music
Modern Christian Worship Music
Superbook – a kids bible story series
Managing Stress – a CDC guide on stress
The Archdiocese of Toronto has put together a COVID-19 page with tons of information. It also includes a specific page for Spiritual Resources.