Rome Issues new Mass prayers in Time of Pandemic

Rome Issues new Mass prayers in Time of Pandemic April 3, 2020

Rome has issued prayers for a “Mass in Time of Pandemic.”  Priests are highly encouraged to use these prayers for Masses where it is possible to do so.  

Mass in Time of Pandemic


Entrance Antiphon

Truly the Lord has borne our infirmities and he has carried our sorrows



Almighty and eternal God,

our refuge in every danger,

to whom we turn in our distress;

in faith we pray,

look with compassion on the afflicted,

grant eternal rest to the dead, comfort to mourners,

healing to the sick, peace to the dying,

strength to healthcare workers, wisdom to our leaders

and the courage to reach out to all in love,

so that together we may give glory to your holy name.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.


Prayer over the Offerings

Accept, O Lord, the gifts we offer

in this time of peril.

May they become for us, by your power,

a source of healing and peace.

Through Christ our Lord.


Communion Antiphon

Come to me, all who labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you, says the Lord.


Prayer after Communion

O God, from whose hand we have received

the medicine of eternal life,

grant that through this sacrament

we may glory in the fullness of heavenly healing.

Through Christ our Lord.


Prayer over the People

O God, protector of all who hope in you,

bless your people, keep them safe,

defend them, prepare them,

that, free from sin and safe from the enemy,

they may persevere always in your love.

Through Christ our Lord.


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