COVID-19 Pastoral Handbook

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'Connection with others is at the heart of our faith, which is what makes this particular time of isolation all the more difficult for us. How are we to not only stay connected now, but build and grow those connections and develop new ones?'

This handbook contains prayers, reflections, messages, support and resources for the people of the archdiocese. Copies are available in parishes. Feel free to download the pdf below.

Also below is the full and comprehensive list of online resources referred to in the handbook.

 COVID19Handbook_20May20_V7.pdf

 

 


 

 

Resources

 

Children's Resources

 

Online books and reading

 

Bible Study resources for home use

St Paul Center for Biblical Theology

 

Formed.org – a paid subscription streaming service (described as Catholic Netflix). It has Catholic themed movies, catechetical programs, access to live-streamed Masses and prayer.

Understanding the Scriptures – 30 part podcast serving as an introduction to Scripture study.

The Great Adventure – online Scripture studies of individual books, letters and Gospels.

The Bible Project – free online resource for learning about the bible, it's a resource both for parts of the bible and themes within the bible.

 

Learning the Faith/Catechesis

 

Liturgical Resources

  • Give us this Day – Daily Prayer resources, Mass readings and reflections, free subscription during Covid-19
  • Magnificat – free subscription to the online edition of the Magnificat Magazine offering readings, prayers and reflections each day.
  • Living With Christ – Daily readings and reflections – free during COVID-19.
  • Loyola Press – Sunday Connection – readings and reflection for each Sunday.

 

Sunday Homilies:


 

Prayer

Families

Family and Parish Based Catechesis Office During this time resulting from the COVID-19 when Sunday Masses are not occurring, you are invited to gather as a family for communal prayer each Sunday based on the Liturgy of the Word for that day. Let us reflect personally and as a community on the Word of God so that it may echo within our heart and bear fruit in our lives

Teaching Catholic Kids – Resources for families praying at home

 


 

Apps for Prayer

Sharing these with friends and family, and maybe connect on a video chat or over the phone to do engage in prayer, study and discussion together.

  • PRAY AS YOU GO (DAILY PRAYER AND RETREATS)
  • 3 MINUTE RETREAT
  • GIVE US THIS DAY (DAILY PRAYER, REFLECTIONS AND MASS READINGS)
  • EXAMEN (PRAYER)
  • LAUDETE
  • UNIVERSALIS - LITURGY OF THE HOURS AND MASS READINGS (PAID)
  • HALLOW - GUIDED PRAYER
  • COMMON PRAYER FOR ORDINARY RADICALS (Ecumenical)

 

Podcasts (on Spotify)

*“Search for these programs wherever you listen to podcasts (i.e. Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, etc.)

  • Arch D Radio (Spotify link):
  • Catholic Influencers Podcast (Spotify link):
  • Jesuitical (Spotify link):
  • Centacare (Soundcloud Link)
  • Parishes of Adelaide Podcast (Link)
  • Corona of Thorns Podcast

Liturgy of the Word, homily and Spiritual Communion produced each day. Produced by the Brooklyn Park/Richmond Catholic Parish. Available through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Castbox, Breaker

 


 

Websites and Videos for Prayer and Discussion

Dynamic Catholic – Free email subscription to daily reflections

 

Daily Lectio Divina

 

Various Prayers during Covid-19