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As lockdown continues, faithful may send prayer requests online

As lockdown continues, faithful may send prayer requests online

By CBCP News

March 27, 2020

Manila, Philippines

Wondering where to request Mass intentions as lockdown continues in Luzon and other parts of the country?

The Media Office of the Catholic Bishops, Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has created an online platform on Friday to accept request for prayers.

Its director, Msgr Pedro Quitorio, said the faithful may now request for prayers through the website of CBCP News, the news service of the bishops’ conference.

“Amid the Covid-19 crisis, we are encouraged to make good use of the digital technology for our pastoral concerns and liturgical celebrations,” he said.

To request for Mass intentions, CBCP News has provided a form on its website that may be used for such purpose.

Msgr. Quitorio said they will then ask priests to say Mass online for their intentions.

Though partially, CBCP News has also listed the “online Masses” offered in different dioceses throughout the country — as public Masses remain suspended due to coronavirus.

Looking for Catholic things to listen to on Spotify?

By Niceforo Balbedina

April 13, 2019

Manila, Philippines

As Holy Week approaches, the bishops’ media arm has released a Spotify podcast on the Way of the Cross and the Holy Rosary.

Spotify users can play the audio prayers in both English and Filipino versions for free.

The CBCP Media Office said the podcast is part of its online “Visita Iglesia” which offers Lenten catechesis and allow users to undergo virtual church visits.

Launched in 2010, the website is intended for Filipino Catholics who may not be able to visit the churches during the Holy Week.

For nine years now, the online portal also features reflections, online retreat videos and other liturgical reading materials.

“This is intended for Filipinos who have no way of going to a parish church, such as those in other countries, the seafarers and those who are sick,” CBCP Media Office director Msgr. Pedro Quitorio said.

A separate Lenten podcast is also available via the CBCP Online Radio program “The Word of Life”.