SPIRITUAL RESOURCES FOR MINISTRY
“FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU, DECLARES THE LORD, PLANS FOR WELFARE AND NOT FOR EVIL, TO GIVE YOU A FUTURE AND A HOPE.” – JEREMIAH 29:11
Scripture stories that serve as dynamic resources for teachers, catechists and parents of small children.
Documents from the Vatican
Till We Meet Again Video Series from RENEW International
Additional resources from RENEW International can be found on their website.
As part of RENEW International’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Sr. Terry Rickard, President of RENEW International, presented a webinar on 5 ways to keep your small group connected during this difficult and challenging time. We may be practicing social distancing, but our hearts and spirits need to be united more than ever.
This webinar outlines simple steps for small groups to continue to share faith online using popular platforms such as Google Hangouts and Zoom. Best practices to effectively use these platforms will be offered.
We may be practicing social distancing, but our hearts and spirits need to be united more than ever. This third installment of the Till We Meet Again series explores practical ways to stay connected with your small group and beyond.
Daily Prayer Resources Online, Including Mass Readings and Meditations
Daily Mass Online, Live or Recorded
An Act of Spiritual Communion when reception of the Eucharist is not possible
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.
Praying the Rosary
Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, has recommended the praying of the Holy Rosary during the COVID-19 emergency. Here are simple guides on how to pray this ancient Marian prayer.
Praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet
Useful Free Catholic Apps
Perhaps the most useful and versatile Catholic app. Among other things, it includes the Daily Mass Readings, Order of Mass, Liturgy of Hours, New American Bible, the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Stations of the Cross, Saint of the Day, Catechism of Catholic Church, Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), Examination of Conscience, Daily Prayer, and Daily Meditations. Also podcasts of Daily Readings with read-along text and meditations. Second Vatican documents, Code of Canon Law, and papal encyclicals.
Daily Readings is the everyday mobile guide for the Catholic Mass readings. The app contains the complete readings for the year; presented daily in an easy to read text and easy to use. The contents are completely accessible even if offline. This is most useful for people who have limited data.
iBreviary app is a portable breviary. It can be used to pray with the full texts of the Liturgy of the Hours and is formatted just as it appear in the printed version. Included are all the rituals and texts for various Catholic celebrations such as Eucharistic Adoration, Blessings, and some Sacraments.
Watch the daily Mass, pray the Holy Rosary, enjoy a wealth of Catholic TV programming, and keep updated on what’s going on.