At-Home Resources for Families & Faith Formation

Resources for Families 
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Below, you will find links to the following: 

  • Family Catechesis
    - Sunday Reflections with Fr. Michael Vaughan
    -Catechesis Open Wide Our Hearts, USCCB
  • Amoris Laetitia Family Year
  • A Year of St. Joseph
  • Spiritual Resources
  • Uplifting Activities
  • Temporal Needs Resources

 

FAMILY CATECHESIS

PRAYERS

Kid's Liturgy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfg9euOFfmsu-xX7S2tCcNA/videos 

Sunday Gospel Reflections
With Fr. Michael Vaughan, Pastor at Good Shepherd Parish, Elk Grove

Catechesis Open Wide Our Hearts, USCCB

The enduring call to love, a pastoral letter against racism

Examination of Conscience

Before celebrating the Sacrament of Penance, one should prepare oneself with an examination of conscience, which involves reflecting prayerfully on one's thoughts, words, and deeds in order to identify any sins. USCCB

For Children https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/penance/sacrament-reconciliation-children-examination-conscience

For Young Adults https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/penance/sacrament-reconciliation-young-adults-examination-of-conscience

For Single people https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/penance/examination-of-conscience-for-single-people

For Married persons https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/penance/sacrament-reconciliation-married-persons-examination-of-conscience

Examination of Conscience in Light of Catholic Social Teaching https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/penance/examination-conscience-in-light-of-catholic-social-teaching

FAITH FORMATION RESOURCES

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On March 19, 2021, the Church will celebrate five years since the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia on the beauty and joy of love in the family. On the same day, Pope Francis will launch the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family”, which will conclude on June 26, 2022, on the occasion of the X World Meeting of Families in Rome with the Holy Father.

POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION AMORIS LAETITIA OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS
 

Farrell: Families of the world speak about Amoris Laetitia on video

Visit for resources and more information 
http://www.laityfamilylife.va/content/laityfamilylife/en/news/amorislaetitia/amoris-laetitia-raccontata-da-papa-francesco.html

A video message from the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, on the occasion of the beginning of the "Amoris Laetitia Family" Year. Families have a Good Year! https://youtu.be/AERy96AETEA

Year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis has released an Apostolic Letter about Saint Joseph and has declared a “Year of St. Joseph” from December 8, 2020, to December 8, 2021

APOSTOLIC LETTER PATRIS CORDE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS

Devotional days dedicated to St Joseph 

  • Every Wednesday, the traditional day of the week for devotions to Saint Joseph
  • On the nineteenth day of each month
  • March 19, 2021, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • May 1, 2021, the Optional Memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker
  • December 27, 2020, the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

Here are some resources

Visit: https://www.usccb.org/saint-joseph

St Joseph Spouse of the Blessed Virgen Mary

This book is a 33-day preparation for Consecration to St.Joseph and can be done individually or as a parish.
Father Donald Calloway, MIC wrote the following book which deepens the understanding of each title on the Litany of St. Joseph: https://www.consecrationtostjoseph.org/ 

The 7 Joys of St. Joseph

  1. The Angel’s Message Of Joy “As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. ‘Joseph, son of David,’ the angel said, ‘do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit.” – Matthew 1:20
  2. The Savior’s Birth “But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” – Luke 2:10-11
  3. Having The Honor Of Naming Jesus “…but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son, and he called His name Jesus.” – Matthew 1:25
  4. Knowing The Effects Of Jesus’ Redemptive Work, “She came along just as Simeon was talking with Mary and Joseph, and she began praising God. She talked about the child to everyone who had been waiting expectantly for God to rescue Jerusalem.” – Luke 2:38
  5. The Idols Of Egypt Fell At Jesus’ Feet “A prophecy against Egypt: See, the Lord rides on a swift cloud and is coming to Egypt. The idols of Egypt tremble before him, and the hearts of the Egyptians melt with fear.” – Isaiah 19:1
  6. Holy Life With Jesus and Mary “When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth.” – Luke 2:39
  7. Finding Jesus After Three Days “After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. ” – Luke 2:46

SPIRITUAL RESOURCES

 


UPLIFTING ACTIVITIES

Many institutions, museums, and cultural sites are offering free virtual tours. 


TEMPORAL NEEDS RESOURCES

Help those who may be experiencing financial burdens during this difficult time.