- Help your parish "welcome back" people! See this page for resources.
- This resource can help you pray for someone who is sick, dying, or has died.
- Consider ways of supporting Catholic Charities Boston or local food pantries near you.
- 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).
- 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.