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Holy Week at Home, prayer guides, devotionals, and more!

Mass Streaming

Our Lady of Hope (Because there’s no place like home)

Vatican News Live Stream of Pope Francis’ Masses (Daily in Italian with English subtitles)

EWTN Daily Mass (Daily)

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Sunday only)

Word on Fire (Daily)

Prayers

Diocese of Arlington ‘Prayer to Jesus for Healing and Guidance’

Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary for COVID-19

Archbishop Gomez Prayer for COVID-19

Light a Candle Online (from the National Shrine of St. John Neumann)

Make a Spiritual Communion

Chaplet of Divine Mercy in Song

Way of the Cross with Pope Francis

Daily Readings and Devotionals

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops:

The following publishers have generously made their resources available to support prayer during these difficult days. We thank them for their generosity and pastoral concern.

Holy Week at Home

Holy Week at Home: Adaptations of the Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday Rituals for Family and Household Prayer  From Liturgical Press

How to Make the Most of Holy Week at Home From OSV  Includes suggestions and links to everything from the Liturgy f the Hours to Spotify and Apple Music playlists for each day of the Triduum.

The Ultimate Guide for Celebrating Holy Week with Kids From Catholic Icing  This Catholic mother of four has been providing Catholic crafts for kids for over 10 years. Her Holy Week guide includes fun meal ideas, printables, Resurrection and Stations of the Cross eggs, and more.

Catholic Family Crate is offering their Holy Week at Home kit as a free download. All materials are reviewed by a theological editor at the Augustine Institute.

The Augustine Institute kiosk in the narthex has also been stocked with several CDs ($4 each) focusing on Holy Week. Limited copies of Magnificat are available for $5 each, Holy Week supplements are $2 each, and MagnifiKid is available for $3. Your generous donations help us offset the cost of these materials.

Learn and Grow in Faith

Alpha is series of interactive sessions designed to present the Gospel and the essentials of Christian faith in a dynamic way that reaches the hearts of men and women today. It is primarily geared towards those with little to no religious background and is meant to be explored in a group setting.  There are 2 video series, one geared toward adults and another geared toward the youth.

For those who are trying to find meaning in the cosmos and purpose in life, Fr. Spitzer provides valuable resources at the Magis Center.

For those who are considering Catholicism or have been away from the Church, experience love and acceptance at Catholics Come Home.

If you’re struggling with Church teachings, get answers here.

Fr. Dave Pivonka, President of the Franciscan University of Steubenville invites you to grow in relationship with the Holy Spirit in the Wild Goose video series. (Also available at Formed.org)

Formed has a number of resources for sacramental preparation and programs to grow in faith. Sign up for free streaming and downloads by clicking “I am with a parish or organization” and entering zip code 20165.

Get answers to hard questions with Theology of the Body for Young Adults from FOCUS (Nobody’s checking IDs, and this series is great for “young at heart” adults as well.)

For Men

Those Catholic Men exists to inspire men to holiness–to love God, serve others, and deny self.

Find bi-weekly video reflections at Paradisus Dei.

For Women

Walking with Purpose enables women to know Jesus Christ personally through Scripture and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Blessed Is She is a community full of women just like you that seek support in their relationship with the Lord and want to connect together with Scripture.

For Families

To help parents, especially those not used to homeschooling, ground their day in prayer and keep the religious formation of the whole family moving forward, here are daily reflections with suggestions for prayers and activities.

Loyola Press offers family activities, inspiration and tips to nurture your family’s faith.
Activities and worksheets for children at Catholic Icing and Catholic Mom

Chastity speaker Jason Evert provides this advice for parents who want to raise their children in purity.

Credible Catholic is a great resource for middle school and high school who question things like: Evidence of a Soul from Medical Studies * Evidence of God from science and philosophy * Proof of the Resurrection * Why be Catholic? * Where to find True Happiness * Why God allows suffering in the world. This can be used as an at-home retreat or a resource for parents to answer their children’s questions.

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