As we experience this break from our faith formation programs during this pandemic, please take some time to check out these resources that we have been gathering. As more resources are found, we will continue to update this News and Notes post.
Special Video: How to stay connected to God during Lent amid pandemic – EWTN News Nightly
My Catholic Kids – Children’s Missalette Videos: geared to help you and your children better understand the Mass in an environment where kids can ask questions and watch related content. Click here.
Way of the Cross for Kids – EWTN presentation of Christine, Eva, Joseph and Enrique following the 14 Stations of the Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Lenten Bible Stories for Families – These are short Bible stories to read with your kids during Lent. Some you read directly from your laptop or computer or you can download the ebook Take up Your Cross. This is a great resource to pass on the stories we know as adults to our children and to introduce them to the people in the Bible.
What is the point of Eucharistic Adoration? Learn more here.
Live Stream Eucharistic Adoration at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Marytown, Illinois. Click here for live stream.
Prayer resources for Eucharistic Adoration.
* USCCB Eucharistic Adoration resource: Holy Hour for Life: Prayers before the Blessed Sacrament for the Gospel of Life
* Word on Fire: Reading Recommendations for Adoration
* Adoration Prayer – YouTube video
* Beginner’s Guide to Eucharistic Adoration – Busted Halo
Novena for the Coronavirus
This novena will begin on Friday, March 20. While we face the coronavirus pandemic, let us turn to the face of God in prayer and ask for His healing, His help and His protection.
We will pray for all who are affected, for all who are sick and suffering, for all those who work in the medical profession, and for those who have died as well as for their grieving family members.
During this novena we will be asking the intercession of these saints:
- The Fourteen Holy Helpers, those who lived during the time of the plague.
- St. Anthony the Great, patron of those affected by infectious diseases.
- St. Edmund, patron for victims of pandemics.
- St. Damien of Molokai, who put himself at risk to minister to lepers.
- St. Rocco, who is venerated for his prayers for those suffering from infectious diseases.
- St. Joseph, patron of the dying.
- St. Jude and St. Rita, patrons of impossible causes.
- St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, who founded hospitals dedicated to caring for the sick.
- Mary, Undoer of Knots.
Stations of the Cross
From Busted Halo
* Station 1: Jesus is Condemned to Death
* Station 2: Jesus Carries His Cross
* Station 3: Jesus Fall for the First Time
* Station 4: Jesus Meets His Mother
* Station 5: Simon Helps Jesus Carry His Cross
* Station 6: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
* Station 7: Jesus Falls for the Second Time
* Station 8: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
* Station 9: Jesus Falls for the Third Time
* Station 10: Jesus is Stripped of His Clothes
* Station 11: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross
* Station 12: Jesus Dies on the Cross
* Station 13: Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross
* Station 14: Jesus is Placed in the Tomb
Sunday Readings Resources (more coming soon!)
- Weekday and Sunday Readings – Found using the USCCB Liturgical Calendar by clicking on the day of the Readings you wish to view.
- Audio Version Daily Mass Readings – Listen to the Daily Mass Readings
- Daily Mass Video Reflections – Watch a video reflection by clicking on your desired month from this resource.
- For Families – Middle School & High School
- For Families – Children 5th grade and under