Resources related to the liturgical seasons for use in time of pandemic.
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 Website; Vimeo; Facebook
Lent 2021 Resources
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:
- Holy Week at Home & Semana Santa en Casa
- Celebrating the Eucharist (Missalette for Holy Week)
- Misal de Pueblo (English and Spanish)
- Videos from Team RCIA
- Links to the Pray Tell blog
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.
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.