Spiritual Support for Home

During the current Covid-19 health crisis, we have found ourselves dealing with unprecedented challenges and restrictions. Many of us are feeling a loss of connection with friends, family and our community. As we deal with all the changes it is important to make time to attend to our mental, emotional and spiritual health. While the crisis has created challenges, it has also offered an opportunity to slow down and to connect in a new way. Scroll down to find many resources, including activities for children and families, to keep your faith alive and and to stay connected to God

Keep Calm, Stay Wise and Be Kind!

The Action for Happiness website offers inspiration, including their daily actions calendar, to help us respond to this global crisis with a sense of purpose and meaning. Click here to visit the Action for Happiness website..

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Sacraments and Devotions

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The eternal sacrifice of Christ is still being offered elsewhere throughout the world. Click here and read how we can still by making a spiritual communion.

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Recorded weekend Mass with Fr. Jerry and Fr. Don will be posted each week. Click on the image above to view on the parish YouTube channel.

Daily Mass link

Click image above to view daily Mass recorded at St. James Chapel at the Quigley Center. Daily liturgy is also available through Word on Fire click here.

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The rosary will be prayed Live on relevant radio every day at 7:00 p.m. Central time. This special rosary will be broadcast each evening during this trying time. Click here to access the broadcast.

Resources for Prayer and Reflection

Use the links below for resources available online to use for personal prayer.

Magnificat Magazine

During this challenging time, many of the faithful are unable to attend Mass. Magnificat is honored to provide complimentary access to its online version to help people pray from home. Click here for free access to Magnificat Magazine.

Quarantined Catholic Hub

Find many resources including the popular Bible study, The Eucharist in Scripture written by Scott Hahn, completely free at The St. Paul Center Quarantined Catholic Hub to offer many ways for spiritual growth.

Hallow Meditation App

Find peace in silence through guided Meditation, Lectio Divina, Examen and Rosary sessions with the Catholic meditation app Hallow. Download for iOS or Android.

Lenten Reflection Guide 2020

Click here and sign up to receive a link each day to 3 minutes of quiet meaningful focused reflection. A new 3-Minute Retreat will be e-mailed to your inbox each day from Loyola Press.

5 Steps to Praying

Stress, anxiety, and the emotions that accompany crisis are often crippling. Calm your heart and your spirit by taking some time to reflect. Follow these suggestions in this article, 5 Steps to Praying When You’re Overwhelmed at Busted Halo.

FORMED - Catholic Faith on Demand

Allow God to strengthen your heart through His word. In response to the church’s call, The Augustine Institute is making the Gospel available to everyone with a complimentary 40-day FORMED subscription.

Family Activities

  • Family, Faith and Fun from Loyola Press
  • Story of Mary Coloring Book Download
  • 7 Creative Ways to Encourage Kids to Pray
  • Family Activity - "Am I a Saint?"
  • Children's Books with Activities
  • 10 Prayers to Teach Children at Home
  • Raising Kids Who Care
  • Catholic Crafts for Kids
  • St. Mary Children's Liturgy on YouTube

Additional Resources

  • Daily Reading from USCCB
  • Ignatian Prayer & Spiritual Exercises
  • Missio- Daily Emails from Pope Francis
  • Prayers and Retreats from Loyola Press
  • Catholic Stuff You Should Know - Podcast
  • Virtual Stations of the Cross
  • Pray the Rosary Online
  • Busted Halo Show Podcasts
  • Ignatian Solidarity Network
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