Spiritual Resources

Spiritual Resources

During this time of uncertainty, one thing is for sure -He is with us!  As the response to the coronavirus has escalated, public Masses have been suspended in much, if not all, of the country.  This is a very painful and unexpected state for us as Catholics.  Trust that your hunger for the Eucharist is a truly an occasion for grace and is very pleasing to our Lord.  Jesus knows that we long to be united with him in Holy Communion.
Below are several Spiritual Resources.   As we face social distancing, may these resources help you continue to feel close to Jesus and His mercy!


Prayer: “An Act of Spiritual Communion”
(said when someone is not able to physically receive Holy Communion.)

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy 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 at least 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.


Apart from the Mass, the Holy Rosary is one of the most powerful and efficacious forms of prayer that we have.  It is a time-tested and saint-proven way of entering deeply and intimately into the mysteries of Christ’s life, and to unite ourselves to the most powerful prayers of the Blessed Mother.

 "The Rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description."
- Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Click on the link below for instructions on how to pray the Rosary.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
To learn more about the Devotion from which we draw our Area Faith Community's name, please visit this website to learn about its history and how to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy:



Recorded/Streamed Masses:
Many of the faithful may be unable to attend Mass.  

Weekday & Weekend Masses at St. Mary's Church, Sleepy Eye are streamed and recorded. 

Click on the link below to view them:



Confession Resources
"The essential act of Penance, on the part of the penitent, is contrition, a clear and decisive rejection of the sin committed, together with a resolution not to commit it again,
out of the love one has for God and which is reborn with repentance."  -John Paul II
Click on the image below to view, 'A Guide to Confession':


FORMED.org  is a fantastic resource for Catholic education and entertainment.  When signing up for a new account, choose "I Belong to a Parish" and then enter "Divine Mercy AFC" in the search menu.  If you have difficulties signing up, please call the Parish Office.




The Diocese of New Ulm has provided many resources to help you continue to honor the Lord’s Day and to stay close to Him
during this time of suspension of public liturgies and of crisis. 
"The Lord Jesus says, “Be not afraid!”  (Jn. 6:20). 
“Trust Him at all times!”  (Psalm 62:9)
Click on the link below to access the resources sheet:



The Real Presence