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For resources in Spanish, Portuguese, and French, please visit our Virtual Evangelization Ethnic Communities page.
- If you were able to watch Pope Francis’ “Urbi et Orbi” message and prayer service on Friday then you prayed this Litany with him.
- Seven Last Words – 7 daily meditations
- Virtual Adoration or at your parish if it is offering adoration through the rectory window.
- Spiritual Communion coloring page for kids (in English and Spanish)
- Seven Meditations on Christ’s Seven Last Words
- St. Alphonsus Liguori on the Seven Last Words
- Divine Mercy Chaplet (Children's resource for praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet)
- Lead the Liturgy of the Hours with a friend or family member virtually (using a mobile device).
- Resources for Prayer and Faith Formation at Home
- Hallow App - Free for 3 Months!
- Spiritual Communion Prayer Card
- Learn about Passiontide
- Thursday 4/2 is the Commemoration of Saint Francis of Paola, Hermit
- Saturday 4/4 is the Commemoration of Saint Isidore, Bishop, Doctor
- For middle school students and beyond on The 7 Last Words of Christ.
- How the Black Plague Changed the Hail Mary Prayer
- Story time for kids - The two most important things that you can give your children are your faith and your time. Give them both today by retelling one of your favorite age appropriate Bible stories with them. If they're old enough, ask them to share one of their favorites with you.
- Children’s book that deals with having faith in a time of fear - It Will Be Okay: Trusting God Through Fear and Change by, Christian author, Lysa TerKeurst
- Learn more about prayer and discernment through this podcast: Discerning Hearts
- For children: Magnifikid! and Catholic Brain
- Listen to a Catholic Podcast. Here is one: Godsplaining
- Read a passage from the Church Fathers: St. Clement's Letter to the Corinthians
- Read “4 Virtues Needed to Help Keep Your Eyes on Christ in This Crisis”
- FORMED.org Free Access to the Archdiocese of Boston for 40 Days
- Write letters – yes with actually written words – to friends or families. Consider doing so especially for those who are elderly to offer a word of encouragement. Enclose a picture of you and your family.
- Check in with those who have family members in hospice or who have recently died. This is a particularly hard cross to bear right now with social-distancing keeping loved ones from their relatives in these moments.
- Write a note of gratitude and support to our priests! Start with the priests of your parish, but consider writing to senior priests living in retirement (such as those who are Regina Cleri Residence).
- Blood banks are in desperate need. Contact you’re the Red Cross to find out how you can safely help those in need.
- Consider giving to the Propagation of the Faith to support missionaries throughout the world, especially in these challenging times.
- Give to a pregnancy help center or a home for mothers (see this brochure for a starting point) in honor of the Solemnity of the Annunciation and the 25th Anniversary of Evangelium Vitae by Pope St. John Paul II
- Don’t forget apologizing goes a long way. Apologize or forgive someone today whom you have had a falling out with in the past or had a tense moment with today.
- Pray with and for someone over the phone, Facebook Live, Zoom, Facetime, Google Hangouts or any other digital communication tool.
- Please remember to give to your parish!
- Bring food to a food pantry.
- Go grocery shopping for an elderly person or someone who is disabled.
- Write or call an elderly loved one. Our older loved ones are feeling isolated and lonely during this uncertain time.
- Put an image of the Divine Mercy on your door and encourage others to do the same.
- Put a sign on the lawn or hang a banner that says “we are praying for you” or something similar.
- Talk about your devotion to Mary with someone; that Jesus gave us His Mother as our Mother.
- Talk with someone else about God’s love for you and them. Help them to be aware of and to “receive” His love in these difficult times.
- Watch a great movie about faith or read the book: The Hidden Life
- Read these practical steps to sharing your faith and put them into practice virtually!
- Show mercy in the name of Christ! Practice the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy
- Invite someone else to learn how to pray: The Prayer Process
- Share The Evangelical Catholic's Next Step site with someone.
- Reach out to someone, who might not have a relationship with God, and tell them you are praying for them.
- For Parents: Check out the Blessed videos from Dynamic Catholic, especially for children who are finishing their preparation for First Communion. (The videos are free at this time).
- Call a friend (or two) and watch the Mass on CatholicTV so you can pray the responses together and make a spiritual communion together.
Holy Week Resources
For Holy Week Resources to help parishes and families journey from home, click here.
Read Stations of the Cross's News Release here.