Seasonal Resources

Resources related to the liturgical seasons for use in time of pandemic.

Easter Season

“Resources for Families” Sundays Folders (Spanish & English) (GIA)

USCCB Lectio Divina – 5th Sunday of Easter: A helpful resource for families to reflect on the Sunday readings.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia: The Arise: Resurrection and Restoration Easter video series breaks open the mystery of the Resurrection of Jesus and his power to bring us new life in the midst of the pandemic. It is also designed to help us transition back into “in person” life in the Church as the COVID19 restrictions slowly lift.  These short videos, given by dynamic local speakers, will offer a teaching on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, its power to restore our lives here and now, and why the “in person” nature of our life as Catholics is so important. A 15-minute video (one in English, one in Spanish, one interpreted in ASL) will be released daily at 7 PM ET for 7 days beginning May 10 on the websites below. Once released, videos can be watched/shared any time. Videos are posted each day at 7 PM on these sites:·Archdiocese WebsiteVimeoFacebook   

Lent 2021 Resources

Preparing the Paschal Cycle: Resources for Preparing the Liturgies of Lent, the Paschal Triduum, and Eastertide (Diocese of Cincinnati)

Holy Week 2020 Diocesan/Parish Resources

Celebrating Holy Week at Home Webinar Video (FDLC & NFCYM with Robert Feduccia (Equipping the Saints) & Matt Reichert (GIA Director of Engagement and Outreach)

(Michael Poradek & Eliot Kapitan, for the Diocese of Gary; Note: Some copyright acknowledgements inadvertently omitted by designer; Adapted from the Church’s liturgy for a lay presider.)

Liturgical Press is offering several free resources for Holy Week and the Triduum. These include:

Triduum Reflections for Teens by Robert Feduccia

The Three Days to Save: What We Do from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday (A downloadable PDF for $10, includes permission to copy; Liturgical Training Publications [LTP])

Stations of the Cross for Children at Noon (Join Fr. Jonathan, Dr. Christine Nadjarian, our catechists, and families from across the parish for this special celebration of the Stations for children. Rev. Jonathan Gaspar (Archdiocese of Boston): [Watch Live: Facebook Live and Zoom]

Prayers and Reflections Resources

Day of Prayer and Fasting – Thursday, March 14: Pope Francis called for people of all faiths to pray, fast, and to perform works of charity on May 14.  The special intention was to pray for a vaccine against the Coronavirus. 

Lenten Message for Today

Dynamic Catholic Best Lent Ever Videos

Bishop Barron Daily Lenten Reflections

Video: Celebrating Holy Week Liturgies in a Time of Pandemic (Fr. Matthew Ernest, Office of Liturgy)

May Marian Devotions: The Catholic Apostolate Center has a website in Spanish. There, you will find a page devoted entirely to the Blessed Mother. The Portal de la Virgen Maria features resources in Spanish from Pope Francis as well as articles, devotions, and other items  from various sources. They also have a page devoted to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Stations of the Cross (Written or Audio)/Stations with Mary – Creighton University

Stations of the Cross for the Pandemic: [English]  [Spanish]  (Rev. Peter Muha, Diocese of Gary)

Open Your Hymnal and 23rd Publications: Stations of the Cross for Children [Audio] [Download Purchase]

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