Resources for Adults and Families

The Coronavirus or COVID-19 has caused many challenges for our homes, parishes, schools, and communities. Jesus reminds us especially in these times: Be not afraid! The Church’s mission of evangelization and formation continues even in difficult times. Leaders and parents are being called to a new level of creativity in making use of available resources at home and online. Our colleagues in Atlanta and Charleston have helped us compile a list of resources to use on line. These listed below are mostly related to evangelization, prayer and adult resources. This list is by no means exhaustive and we hope you will pick and choose what is most appropriate for your use. Be assured of our prayers as we navigate through this time.

 

Free Prayer Resources

Magnificat – morning prayer, daily Mass readings, reflections, saint stories, evening prayer and night prayer. Available also in Spanish.

The Word Among Us – daily Mass readings and reflections. Available also in Spanish.

Give Us This Daydaily Mass readings, prayers and reflections by Liturgical Press.

Next Step: Pray Every Day – resource from Evangelical Catholic. See more next steps here.

52 Sundays – a guide for living out the Lord’s Day from the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Family Rosarypray the Rosary daily as a family, as Venerable Fr. Patrick Peyton promoted, the family that prays together, stays together.

resources@pastoralcenter.com – free home worship aids for Holy week

https://info.franciscanmedia.org/ - various prayer resources including Saint of the Day

Quick Tips for Prayer, Ministry, and Teaching in View of Coronavirus

What to Do When Mass is Not Available (“Keeping Jesus at the Center,” Resources for families and individuals)

 

29 Ways to Do Ministry when Church is Cancelled by Coronavirus (video and article) – offers ideas for both parents and parish leaders for family faith formation at home.

 

General Resources for Ministry Leaders, Parents, and Families

USCCB Resources and Others – Resources for Prayer and Engagement during Coronavirus.

NFCYM Resource Page - a host of resources for everything from tips for working from home to managing small groups remotely, c/o the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry.

An Evangelizing Family – resources and tips shared and collected by the Archdiocese of Atlanta. 

Other Resources to Explore

 David Bisono (Spanish) David has a daily podcast, and starting Friday, March 20, he will have a weekly TV show on YouTube. He is also starting a live daily radio show on EWTN. Check his FB page for updates.

Ministry Leader Formation Resources

Archdiocese of Atlanta: Office of Formation and Discipleship

Revive Parishes – Free content for pastors and parish leaders for 3 months.

Diocese of Charleston Faith Formation Webinars

Ave Maria Press Webinars

TeamRCIA

 

Below are links some content is available for free; other content may require a subscription:

Streaming Content for the Faithful some include daily Mass

Ascension Presents

Busted Halo

Catholic Apostolate Center

FORMED by the Augustine Institute

Redeemed Online

Wild Goose Ministry

Word on Fire (Bishop Barron)

Other Publishers with Digital Content

Ave Maria Press

Dynamic Catholic

Loyola Press

 

Check the web page for the diocesan Office of Catechesis for Children for Children and Youth resources. https://diosav.org/offices/catchild

 

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.

St. Teresa of Ávila