Resources for Easter (Catholic Publishers Association)
Easter Season at Home PDF Booklet (Faith Catholic)
Liturgy Training Publications Virtual Retreats: LTP continues their virtual retreats every Thursday during the Easter Season, anticipating the Sunday celebrations.
“The Art of Accompaniment”: While most of us did not initiate the elect this Easter, our journey with them continues. You are invited to visit the Catholic Apostolate Center who has put their entire resource online for a free download.
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
Holy Week 2020 Diocesan/Parish Resources
Updated Guidelines (3/25/20; Archbishop Arthur Roche, CDWDS)
Vatican News Report on Guidelines (3/25/20)
Sample Solemn Intercession for Good Friday (Rita Thiron, FDLC National Office)
Sample Solemn Intercession for Good Friday (Fr. Chris Seibt & Steven Medicis (Diocese of Syracuse / Liturgical Commission) [Note: Some text copyright © ICEL and the USCCB])
Sample Solemn Intercession for Good Friday [Spanish] (Episcopal Conference of Mexico)
Sample Solemn Intercessions for Good Friday [Spanish] (Rev. Brian King, Diocese of Palm Beach; Episcopal Conference of Mexico)
Holy Week 2020 At-Home Resources
Celebrating Holy Week at Home Webinar Video (FDLC & NFCYM with Robert Feduccia (Equipping the Saints) & Matt Reichert (GIA Director of Engagement and Outreach))
A Family Prayer for Holy Week (General, any day use; FDLC)
Celebrations of the Word for Holy Week 2020 (Michael Poradek, Diocese of Gary)
Celebrations of the Word for Holy Week 2020 Handout Versions: [English] [Spanish] (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:
- Celebrating the Eucharist (Missalette for Holy Week)
- Misal de Pueblo (English and Spanish)
- Videos from Team RCIA
- Links to the Pray Tell blog
Liturgical Training Publications (LTP) Virtual Retreat for Holy Week (various presenters offer catechetical and mystagogical reflections on the texts, songs, and rituals of Holy Week)
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): [Prayers] [Watch Live: Facebook Live and Zoom]
Blessing of Easter Food (GIA)
Prayers & Reflection 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.
Resources for Lent (Catholic Publishers Association)
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.