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COVID-19 Resources

Together in Faith and Hope: JST Responds to COVID-19: Resources for Prayer and Reflection, Wellness, Financial Assistance and Service

COVID-19 Specific Information

JST's COVID-19 Updates page

SCU's COVID-19 Resources and Updates page

SCU's International Student Services' COVID-19 page for information regarding visas and travel

GTU's Coronavirus Resources page

GTU Library Services during Shelter-In-Place.


Prayer and Liturgy Resources


Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland. Daily Mass is livestreamed from their facebook page. 

St. Ignatius Parish in San Francisco is livestreaming Sunday Masses. 

Daily Mass online offers livestreams of Mass all around the world which you can log on to at the specific time of the Mass.

Catholic Current from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops lists various online sources for livestream and recorded Mass and other prayer resources.

Prayer, Communal and Private

LTP (Liturgy Training Publications) offers free resources for prayer during COVID-19, as well as virtual gatherings in Spanish and English for Sunday readings and various aspects of liturgical ministry.
Liturgical Press offers free resources for prayer: healing, illness, and grief.

Prayers During the Coronavirus Pandemic from

Examen for Life during COVID-19 created by Susan Haarman, JST alumna

Pray as you go daily video prayer from the Jesuits in Britain.

Wellness Resources

Virtual resources for mental health for JST students:

Fred Piazza, clinical psychologist who spoke with the JST community on April 28, offers this guide to mental health during COVID-19: COVID-19: Keeping Good Mental Health in a Time of Uncertainty

As well, see our Health and Wellness page: Health & Wellness.

Meditation Resources

The Smithsonian Institute is offering free zoom sessions on Meditation and Mindfulness, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:15-9:45 a.m. (PST).

SCU Mindfulness Meditation: Take time each morning to center yourself. Join us each morning, Monday to Friday, 9:00-9:30 a.m, (PST) on Instagram live, to experience various forms of mindfulness meditation. @scuspirit

Meditate Together is a free online 30-minute group meditation, part silence, part guided meditation, Monday-Friday.

Cultural Resources

SF Opera is On

The lights may be down at the War Memorial Opera House, but they are turning things up on your screen.  The online opera broadcast will return on Saturday, January 16, 2021 with Charles Gounod’s classic Romeo and Juliet, which will stream on Opera is ON for free starting at 10 a.m. PST until 11:59pm, the next day. No registration is necessary.

Drew Holcomb, Americana guitarist from Nashville, posts a cover song every day in a series he is calling Kitchen Covers.  They can be accessed in this Instagram feed.   

The Metropolitan Opera is offering nightly Met Opera streams from their archives. The broadcast begins at 7:30 p.m. EDT and continues until 6:30 p.m. the next day. Met Opera Streams

Various museums from around the world are offering virtual tours of their exhibitions and art. Visit YouTube at #Museumfromhome or #museummomentofzen.

Financial Assistance

Resources through JST/SCU

JST students who are experiencing food insecurity because of the shelter-in-place order may request assistance with the SCU Bronco Pantry. Please indicate that you are from JST.

JST students who are experiencing financial need as a result of COVID-19 developments should look at the SCU Financial Aid page for information on the SCU Special Assistance Fund, and submit a request for aid at this link.  

Food Assistance

Alameda County Community Food Bank

Guide to Food Resources in Alameda County

- Food Helpline (for anyone residing in Alameda County, no verification required) for information on food pantries and hot food services near you
- CalFresh (formerly food stamps, for US citizens, legal permanent residents, refugees)
- Meals on Wheels (for seniors who are homebound)
- Senior Brown Bag (for low income seniors over 60 years of age)

United Way Bay Area
Call 2-1-1 to speak with a local trained specialist who can connect you to services providing food, shelter, childcare, legal assistance, and more.

Other Forms of Assistance

Alameda County Rapid Response Resources
This document lists websites and information on essential help during this time. It indicates relaxation of government and business rules regarding wait times, scheduled payments and other forms of assistance, including:
- Apply for CalFresh (formerly food stamps)
- EBMUD and PG&E moratoriums on service disconnection and bill reduction
- Rules for state disability and unemployment insurance for reasons of COVID-19
- Extension of state and federal tax filing deadlines
- AC Transit and BART changes in policy
- Cellular service hardship policies

Service and Advocacy

In light of how Coronavirus is worsening inequality. the Ignatian network proposes ways we can help.

The Catholic Worker is still sponsoring breakfast on Sunday morning for the homeless at People's Park and on Center between Martin Luther King and Milvia. J.C. Orton has asked for 2-3 people to come help serve on Sunday. Be at People's Park by 7:30 and at Center by 8:00. Questions? Contact J.C. Orton, 510-684-1892,

Berkeley Mutual Aid Network connects individuals more at risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19 to low-risk individuals who can help supply their daily needs. If you need assistance or can offer assistance, check it out. Their website also has a list of non-profits and community organizations needing volunteer assistance.

National Daily Health Survey to track and fight the spread of COVID-19, conducted by Stanford Medical Center. They will use the information to inform local and national responses, such as redirecting medical resources or improving policies and public guidance.

Theological and Ethical Resources

The Lane Center for Catholic Social Thought and the Ignatian Tradition at USF has put together these resources on Catholic Social Thought and COVID-19.

The Ignatian Solidarity Network's website: Responding in Prayer, Reflection, and Solidarity: Coronavirus Resources.

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics' website: featuring a Spotlight issue on COVID-19 and a recording of the webinar, Triaging COVID-19: The Ethical Allocation of Life-Sustaining Resources.

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