These resources and links are provided to support and nourish you and your family during these challenging times and have been recommended by the Secretariat for Catechetical Formation for the Diocese of Cleveland, and each link and content has been also evaluated. They are shared in the hope that they will encourage all of us to celebrate this season of Resurrection, new life, and new possibilities.
If you have any comments, suggestions or links to other resources, please forward them to:
Shawn Witmer, Pastoral Associate For Faith Formation, firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources for You & Your Family
Video Recommendation for this Week
The Irish Blessing
For the first time in history, over 300 churches from Ireland came together to sing a blessing over Ireland and beyond ...be inspired!
“Desire that everything about you points to God alone”
The Sisters of St. Joseph in Chestnut Hill, PA (Philadelphia) have created 40 beautiful one-minute “Maxims” of faith-based meditations with three reflection questions. Check out Maxim #28 (and many others)
This site offers short and well-done multicultural YouTube videos on a wide array of subjects about our faith, the sacraments, homilies for kids, playlists, and guided prayer meditations.
This link to “Catholic Kids Homilies” readings are for the Feast of the Holy Trinity but there is a very good reflection on the Holy Trinity during the kid’s homily, which begins at 3:13, after the readings.
New homily for the Solemnity of the Body & Blood of Christ is scheduled for release on Wednesday, June 10 on Catholic Kids site.
A full Kid’s Sunday homily playlist for Cycle A is also available at the site.
Friendzy is based on the belief that Social & Emotional intelligence is teachable and helps young people navigate anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. These FREE resources teach skills like resiliency, hope, kindness, a growth mindset, and self-awareness so kids can better manage their emotions and actions. Lots of good stuff to choose from and Friendzy also incorporates Christian teachings and bible stories into its activities.
Other COVID-19 Faith Formation Opportunities
Mon-Fri Mass at Diocesan Chapel
Daily Mass (Monday-Friday) is being streamed live at 12 p.m. from the Mater Ecclesiae Chapel in the diocesan offices and can be viewed any time. Go to www.dioceseofcleveland.org/ and scroll down to Daily Mass link
With Fr. Joe at the Table of the Word
on the Sunday readings > Available on Saturdays on or after 4 pm. Can be viewed anytime during the week.
Rosary - Joyful Mysteries
As a tribute to our Blessed Mother, we offer a Rosary Video featuring the Joyful Mysteries. Pray with Us!
Stations of the Cross For Children (And Adults Too!) with Mrs. Millett & Miss Zbiegien
All of the Stations can be viewed anytime