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COVID 19 Resources

COVID 19 Resources 

 

During this tough period of COVID 19, our Catholic Healthcare staff are fighting in the front lines to keep this situation under control, and to keep our nation safe. 

Below are some resources pertaining to Bioethics and prayers for this season. 

For more information pertaining to massess and the church, please refer to the website of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore. 

 

Bioethics

1. Code Status and COVID 19 Patients
Recommendations by the Catholic Health Association of USA for guide to code status for COVID 19 patients, and some tips for communication with family, when CPR is deemed medically inappropriate. 

2. Catholic Health care’s responsibility to COVID 19 patients at the end of life 
A statement released by Sister Mary Haddad, RSM, President and CEO of the Catholic Health Assosciation of USA on 27 Mar 2020. 

3. Ethical guidelines for scarce resources in a pandemic 
Guidelines written up by Catholic Health Association of USA

4. Guidelines for Rationing Treatment during the COVID 19 Crisis: A Catholic Approach 
Article written in the Journal of The Catholic Health Association of USA

5. COVID-19 Briefing Paper 1: Resource Allocation and Ventilators – A statement of Catholic Principles
1st paper regarding bioethics in the COVID-19 situation by The Anscombe Bioethics Centre

 

From Pope Francis / Rome
Pope Francis: How Am I living through COVID 19 pandemic 
https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-04/pope-how-i-am-living-through-the-covid-19-pandemic.html

A Time of Great Uncertainty – An Interview with Pope Francis
https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/time-great-uncertainty

Full text of Pope Francis’ meditation at Urbi et Orbi (27 Mar 2020) 
vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-03/urbi-et-orbi-pope-coronavirus-prayer-blessing.html

US Bishops: Coronavirus Response Must Utilize Ethical Prinicples
https://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/us-bishops-coronavirus-response-must-utilize-ethical-principles

At Easter Blessing, Pope Francis addresses the world: “It is not a time for indifference”
https://religionnews.com/2020/04/12/at-easter-blessing-pope-francis-addresses-the-world-this-is-not-a-time-for-indifference/

 

Other Articles

Virtue and Vice in the pandemic 
An article published in the Journal of the Catholic Health Association of USA

Call To Arms: A Doctor’s Vocation in a Pandemic

 

Prayers for this Season 

 

Prayer for Health Care Workers 

Almighty God, whose beloved Son Jesus Christ, went about doing good, and healing all manner of illness and disease:
Continue, we beseech you, his gracious work among us especially in… (Insert Name of Your Facility or Department).
Grant to us physicians, nurses and all health care professionals wisdom and skill, sympathy and patience; keep us safe and preserve us from all contagion. Cheer, heal and sanctify the sick, and send down on all who care for them your blessing, our healer, Jesus Christ, Our Lord.

Amen.

Prayer During the COVID 19 Crisis

Heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of good health and peace that we have enjoyed for so many years. As we find ourselves in this time of crisis today, we ask for your divine intervention and mercy to be upon each of us. 

Come and guide the minds of those working to discover a treatment to the COVID 19 virus. Grant them wisdom, knowledge, and clarity of mind, so that all peoples will be free from the threat of this ailment. 

We also pray for the healthcare workers that are standing in the front line of this battle. Father, we thank you for their hearts of service, putting the needs of society before their own, generously responding to the cry of Your people. We ask that You will grant them strength and protection. As they give of themselves in selfless service, may You fill them with your Holy Spirit as they work to be Your healing hands and feet. 

Father, we also surrender to You all those who have been afflicted with the virus. Grant them Your healing grace, merciful Father, so that they may recover swiftly and continue to be witnesses of Your love in their lives. 

Mother Mary, we ask for your intercession in this great time of need. Cover each of us with your blue mantle of protection, so that we may be preserved in good health to continue to glorify your son, Jesus Christ! We make this prayer through Christ, our Saviour and Redeemer. 

Amen

Prayer to Our Lady of Mental Peace 

Mother of Tranquility and Mother of Hope, look upon me in this time of my weakness and unrest. 
Teach my searching heart to know that God’s Love for me is unchanging and unchangeable; and, that true human love can only begin and grow by touching His Love.
Let your gentle Peace which this world cannot give be always with me. And help me to bring this same Peace into the lives of others

Our Lady of Mental Peace, Pray for me

 

Spiritual Resources for COVID 19

Click here for a resource page of meditations and prayers by the Catholic Health Association of USA

 

If you have any further resources to recommend,  feel free to email us at cmgsingapore@yahoo.com


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