Faith Formation during COVID-19 Pandemic

Quick links:

At Home Guide for May 24-30, 2020

At Home Guide for May 17-23, 2020

At Home Guide for May 10-16, 2020

At Home Guide for May 3-9, 2020

At Home Guide for April 26-May 2, 2020

At Home Guide for April 19-25, 2020

At Home Guide for April 12-18, 2020

At Home Guide for April 5-11, 2020

At Home Guide for March 29-April 4, 2020

At Home Guide for March 22-28, 2020


Please see the links below that relate to our current FF curriculum. Our publishers have graciously offered free access to use these during this time, so PLEASE indulge in this opportunity! Please also keep reading to find out how your child can continue to participate in our FF Lenten Passport program and continue to earn their stamps towards our prize stash at the end.

Levels K-4 - Pflaum Gospel Weeklies: 

For directions on how to access this please click HERE.

Level 5-Chosen Level 7&8-Encounter

For directions on how to access this please click HERE

Level 6- Father Mike Schmitz You Tube Clips – these are not necessarily the same clips from our curriculum, but they can watch, listen and discuss as a family. 

Fr. Mike's link can be found HERE

Children’s Worship Bulletins (Attachment each week that is an age-appropriate puzzle sheet that goes along with the weekly Gospel message.) These are given to the kids at the start of class for Levels K-4, just fun puzzles that go along with the Gospel message for the week. They can be found HERE.

Lenten Passports

This will now be an “at home” project and one where I’m asking you, as the parent, to please monitor and guide the kids through this project. The kids have had the opportunity to earn 4 stamps so far: Mardi Gras Family Night, Mass for Ash Wednesday, Class for March 1/4, and Class for March 8/11. Since we have missed this past week of classes (March 15/18) and the Living Stations presentation originally scheduled for March 20, we will schedule new opportunities to earn these, and the remaining Activity Dates, in the days and weeks ahead. I just ask that these be approved by you as the parent and initialed on their passports when completed.


Saint Stories these will be attachments and are read sometime during class each week. Since our theme this year is “Saint’s Alive,” we have been sharing some fun facts about several different saints with the kids each week. Please read and share with them as well.


Attachments: Five Finger Prayer / Basic Prayers / 13 Best Catholic Apps


If you have any prayer intentions that you would like to email to me directly, or text anonymously for me to share with our families, please do! At this time of not being able to do much, we definitely CAN PRAY! 

Additional Websites of Interest

The Unites States Conference of Catholic Bishops HERE

The Order of Mass and The Act of Spiritual Communion booklets HERE to be used at home for both children and adults.

Children’s Share the Word HERE

THIS website has a “pay” option if you wish to join the website to be able to have a wider access, but is also has a “free” section which has many usable ideas.

THIS website is FANTASTIC! So many wonderful topics and themes with food ideas, crafts and catholic teachings that are very engaging!

Lots of ideas and activities HERE. Let your fingers do the walking and wander around.

You can find Joe Paprocki’s blog HERE and well as webinars from the past and lots of resources for education at home. He is our Bishop’s brother and is a font of information – time well spent!

Springfield Diocesan Website for up to date info HERE

The Holy See - Vatican News HERE

Curious about the Catechism of the Catholic Church? You can find it online HERE.

The Catholic Tool Box - tons of info with awesome ideas HERE.

Bayard Faith Resources HERE

Matthew Kelly – Dynamic Catholic HERE (The Best Lent Ever is underway – join now – it’s FREE)

Chris Stefanik – Real Life Catholic HERE – your 5th through 8th grader will know who this is!! He’s very engaging, for both youth and parent!

Holy Heroes HERE

Saint Mary’s HERE

~ Please Be Well and Stay Healthy! ~

Janice Anderson

Faith Formation Coordinator

St. Joseph the Worker

700 East Spruce Street

Chatham, IL 62629

217.483.3772 (Office)

217.836.0335 (Cell)

217.483.4581 (Fax)

[email protected]