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Spiritual Resources for Ministry

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11

linkWeekly Reflection Guides And Other Resources For Communities Of Missionary Disciples-- Ordinary Time

linkFaith and Common Sense: The Catholic Response to an Epidemic, a free pamphlet from Our Sunday Visitor

linkStories of God's Love for Small Children

Scripture stories that serve as dynamic resources for teachers, catechists and parents of small children.

linkFree Resources for Distanced and Quarantined Catholics to Connect, Pray, Nourish your Soul from Steubenville Conferences

linkKeeping the Faith Amid COVID-19: A daily e-newsletter to help stay connected with our faith and with one another from Our Sunday Visitor

linkStrong Catholic Families: Resources for ministry leaders and parents to help develop strong Catholic families from the NFCYM

linkPort of Hope: Find videos for spiritual renewal, spiritual reflections & articles to help you and your family, audio programs taking you on a spiritual journey, and more

linkThe Word Among Us: Prayers of the Mass and daily mediations

Documents from the Vatican

downloadStrong in the Face of Tribulation: A Sure Support in Time of Trial, (Updated April 19, 2020) (PDF)

Till We Meet Again Video Series from RENEW International

Additional resources from RENEW International can be found  on their website.

linkTill We Meet Again: Five Ways to Keep Your Small Groups Connected (Video)

As part of RENEW International's response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Sr. Terry Rickard, President of RENEW International, presented a webinar on 5 ways to keep your small group connected during this difficult and challenging time. We may be practicing social distancing, but our hearts and spirits need to be united more than ever.

linkTill We Meet Again: How to Conduct an Online Small Group (Video)

This webinar outlines simple steps for small groups to continue to share faith online using popular platforms such as Google Hangouts and Zoom. Best practices to effectively use these platforms will be offered.

linkTill We Meet Again: Small Groups—Caring for Each Other and Beyond (Video)

We may be practicing social distancing, but our hearts and spirits need to be united more than ever. This third installment of the Till We Meet Again series explores practical ways to stay connected with your small group and beyond.

Daily Prayer Resources Online, Including Mass Readings and Meditations

linkMagnificat (Free at this time)

linkGive Us This Day (Free at this time)

linkDaily Readings from the USCCB

Daily Mass Online, Live or Recorded

linkLive Stream Mass from various parishes throughout the Archdiocese

linkCatholic TV

linkMass with Bishop Robert Barron, posted daily at 7:15 AM

An Act of Spiritual Communion when reception of the Eucharist is not possible

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

Praying the Rosary

Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, has recommended the praying of the Holy Rosary during the COVID-19 emergency. Here are simple guides on how to pray this ancient Marian prayer.

linkHow to pray the Rosary from the USCCB

downloadHow to pray the Rosary from Our Sunday Visitor (PDF)

Praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet

linkHow to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet from the USCCB

downloadHow to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet (PDF)

Useful Free Catholic Apps

downloadLaudate: Apple Store | Google Play

Perhaps the most useful and versatile Catholic app. Among other things, it includes the Daily Mass Readings, Order of Mass, Liturgy of Hours, New American Bible, the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Stations of the Cross, Saint of the Day, Catechism of Catholic Church, Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), Examination of Conscience, Daily Prayer, and Daily Meditations. Also podcasts of Daily Readings with read-along text and meditations. Second Vatican documents, Code of Canon Law, and papal encyclicals.

downloadDaily Readings: Apple Store | Google Play

Daily Readings is the everyday mobile guide for the Catholic Mass readings. The app contains the complete readings for the year; presented daily in an easy to read text and easy to use. The contents are completely accessible even if offline. This is most useful for people who have limited data.

downloadiBreviary: Apple Store | Google Play

iBreviary app is a portable breviary. It can be used to pray with the full texts of the Liturgy of the Hours and is formatted just as it appear in the printed version. Included are all the rituals and texts for various Catholic celebrations such as Eucharistic Adoration, Blessings, and some Sacraments.

downloadCatholicTV: Apple Store | Google Play

Watch the daily Mass, pray the Holy Rosary, enjoy a wealth of Catholic TV programming, and keep updated on what’s going on.