Prayers during COVID-19 Pandemic
Please find below prayers & resources to help you spiritually throughout the day.
Liturgy of the Hours:
Many of us now face the inability to attend Mass and pray as a community. While we may not be able to celebrate the Eucharistic liturgy together, we can continue to celebrate the Liturgy of the Hours in our homes as families and individuals.
The Liturgy of the Hours is the daily prayer ritual of Christians that sanctifies and consecrates time. It is the prayer of Christ and the Church, and its celebration connects us deeply to Christ's Paschal Mystery. LTP has prepared easy-to-use resources that will introduce this ancient prayer to all Catholics and encourage them to pray Morning Prayer each Sunday. To learn more about this prayer (including introductory video, worship aid & music sound files) please click HERE.
Curious about the Catechism of the Catholic Church? You can find it online 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.
The Catholic Tool Box - tons of info with awesome ideas HERE.
Children’s Share the Word HERE
Children's Stations of the Cross HERE
Holy Heroes HERE
The Holy See - Vatican News HERE
Matthew Kelly – Dynamic Catholic HERE (The Best Lent Ever is underway – join now – it’s FREE)
Living Stations 2019 (St. Joseph the Worker) Please note, the program begins in darkness as well as pauses in between stations that are in darkness.
The Order of Mass and The Act of Spiritual Communion booklets HERE to be used at home for both children and adults.
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!
Saint Mary’s HERE
Springfield Diocesan Website for up to date info HERE
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!
Unites States Conference of Catholic Bishops HERE