Religious Education Resources

 

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Holy Week-Easter Triduum 

Holy Week Guidelines Click Here

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops provides an invaluable resource for people of all ages to understand the significance of the Easter Triduum.   Holy Week-Triduum

Christian Rada created an excellent resource for families on the Easter Triduum

Information and activities for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.   https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/holy-week

Holy Week at Home – by Liturgical Press


Religious Education Programs

Catholic Faith Technologies
CFT announces that the resources from Ignatius Press and Mid-West Theological Forum can now be used for free. Click Here    Please go to http://faithformation.zohosites.com/

Sadlier
Help children and families prepare for and celebrate Holy Week and the Easter season from home: Sadlier Holy Week and Easter Prayers and Resources During a Challenging Time
Resources for parents, students, and catechists: Virtual Events, This Week’s Liturgy, Games & Flash Cards, Study Guides, Activities, Prayers, Saints, Home Lesson Plans – Sacraments Sadlier Religion Blog, Holy Week Resources for Families, Catechetical Resources for Families, Navigating Sadlier Connect’s Free Resources
E-books (English and Spanish) Username: SadlierStudent Password: ReadyToLearn! (Username and Password is case sensitive!)

Our Sunday Visitor
Helping Kids Cope with-the-Coronavirus-Outbreak
Free Digital Resources in English and Spanish for Faith Formation: Alive In Christ/Vivos en Cristo
Teaching Catholic Kids OSV Flier

The Allelu Show by Dr. Joseph White is a series for early childhood and lower elementary students.  The Allelu Show
Currently available are: Elton the Elephant and the Coronavirus, Holy Thursday Edition, Palm Sunday Edition

RCL-Benziger
RCL Benzinger is offering Order of Mass and the Act of Spiritual Communion for adults and children in both English and bilingual Spanish/English. Click Here
Free Resources (Each topic has downloads in English and Spanish)

Loyola Press
Resources from Loyola Press that can be utilized during this time: Click here
Various free worksheets for dealing with the coronavirus for children, parents, and catechists in English, Español.
Free Activities in English for Families

Pflaum

Pflaum Weeklies- in light of the challenge this poses, we are offering digital versions of the Unit 4 student lessons (English and Spanish) to all Pflaum Gospel Weeklies customers.  Weeklies

Dynamic Catholic
Making the Most of the Situation: 7 Great Ways to Fill Your Days with Holy Moments Click Here

Catholic Current has been working to help inspire, inform, and engage Catholics in their faith. Click Here

CTN has assembled some helpful resources you can share with your catechists and students during this period. Click Here


Youth

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NYCYM) offers best practices and ongoing ministry suggestions.
For more information go to www.nfcym.org     Newsletter   Click Here

The YOUCAT is structured in a question and answer format. Sections 94 through 108 address Holy Week. Click Here

Guide to designing N0n-Gathered Programs by the Center of Ministry Development. Click Here

ProjectYM Live: Thousands of teenagers from across the country are gathering on Sunday nights for the BIGGEST YOUTH NIGHT EVER. It’s called ProjectYM Live and each week it’ll feature some of the biggest speakers and worship leaders in the Catholic youth ministry world. Encourage teens to join by going here: com/live and click on the “Youth Ministers” button under “Sign me up”.

Connect teens with online video resources, some examples are: LifeTeen      Real Life Catholic

The purpose of this Youtube channel is to be a source of formation and guidance for our teens YouTube Channel


Parents & Families

Our partners at the American Bible Society shared the Stations of the Cross they had produced two years ago when the actual figures were on display in the United States.  Stations of the Cross English    Estación de la Cruz

St. Mary’s Press offers parents free resources to be used at home.  Free Parent Resources

Family Faith Suggestions #1    Sugerencias Para Compartir Su Fe En Familia #1 

How to Pray the TV Mass from Home Click Here

Pope Francis’ Five Finger Prayer Method – great to teach to children! Click Here

Teach your Children to Pray for the Sick (includes talking points) Click Here

Consider reading the daily gospel with your family – Visit the USCCB site for the daily readings or load the Laudate app on your phone, which provides reflections and saint of the day. Click Here

Pray the Rosary as a familyHelpful tips and activities that foster faith in families and children.  Click Here

Family, Faith, and Fun (Loyola Press) – A variety of resources/activity ideas for families.  Click Here

Messy Family Podcast – Catholic conversations on marriage and family, by Mike and Alicia Hernon.  Click Here

Saints Stories for Kids- A weekly podcast of stories for kids about the Saints. New short story each week!  Click Here

WinterHall Education Stations of the Cross


Young Adults & Adults

There are several marriage resources on the ForYourMarriage.com

RCIA Resources Click Here

TEAM RCIA: an article on Mystagogy When There Have Been No Baptisms

TEAM RCIA: (Previously recorded) RCIA, Christian Initiation, and the Triduum during the Coronavirus Crisis: click here.

Ascension Press: Resources including webinars, sales on their products, videos, and more, found here.

V Encuentro Resources Click Here

NFCYM Webinars in Spanish   English

Formed- Offers online spiritual and educational resources such as bible studies, movies, documentaries, books, a program for kids, individuals, families, Symbolon for RCIA and much, much more. This is free online until May 3, 2020.Go to formed.org/signup
1. Select your Diocese
2. Register with your name and email address
3. Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED.

Walking With Purpose- The Catholic women’s Bible study ministry has created Defining Moments, a study for women and men based on each Sunday’s readings is free to download.  Click Here  Defining Moments is written in 5 daily reflections.  A weekly reminder will be sent to all those who subscribe by going to their website and sign up.

Liturgy Training Publications-  They are here to serve you with the best resources that are online and free!
Holy Week from Home While not intended to replace Holy Week liturgies, these prayers allow for ritual experiences when public celebration of the liturgy might not be possible.
La Semana Santa en Casa  Aunque no pretende reemplazar las liturgias de la Semana Santa, estas oraciones permiten experiencias de ceremonias cuando la celebración publica de la liturgia podría no ser posible.
Celebrating the Eucharist Missalette for Holy Week and Misal del Pueblo/Spanish Bilingual Missalette for Holy Week are also available under Click Here
Free to access the digital edition for Give Us This Day


Liturgical Resources

Magnificat: is offering complimentary access to their online version to help people pray from home. Go to: Magnificat Online (or aqui en Espanol) for more information.

Magnificat is also offering complimentary access to its iOS and Android Apps throughout May.

MagnifiKid is also now available. Visit magnifikid.com/free to view and download each weekly booklet of their colorful Sunday missalette for children ages 6 through 12.


Sacraments 

RENEW International   Baptism Matters

 


New Evangelization 

Paulist Evangelization Ministries is happy to be in touch with you during these times.  Check out the articles and resources we are emphasizing. Click Here 


Partner Resources

Catholic Faith Technologies

Catholic Faith Technologies announces that the resources from Ignatius Press and Mid-West Theological Forum can now be used for free. Click Here    Please go to http://faithformation.zohosites.com/

Catholic Distance University

We invite you to take one of the two online courses below at no cost through April 12th.  Click on the course title
Introduction to the Gospel Message or    Christian Prayer to enroll and be sure to enter promo code CDUGIFT20 to receive this special offer.

CDU will be offering two courses at a discounted cost of $25 each until May 31, the Feast of Pentecost!  For more information: Click Here

RENEW International

New free resources from RENEW and our friends at Parish Catalyst Click Here

RENEW International   Baptism Matters

Paulist Evangelization Ministries

Paulist Evangelization Ministries is happy to be in touch with you during these times.  Check out the articles and resources we are emphasizing. Click Here 


Digital Communications 

Screencastify 
If you have access to Chrome, Screencastify is an easy instructional tool that lets teachers and students communicate in new and creative ways. It is an Easy screen-recording tool that facilitates outside-the-box instruction. Click Here

Hippo Video
Hippo Video is a personalized video distribution platform that helps you easily create personalized videos and distribute them through multiple channels. Click Here

Mircosoft Teams
The hub for teamwork in Office 365. Click Here

Go To Meeting
Easy for you to host and for anyone to join. Attendees don’t have to download a thing. Plans start at $12.00 a month. Click Here

Zoom Meeting
Offers a free plan for hosting video meetings. Click Here

Google Hangout
Connect with your team from anywhere. With easy-to-join video calls, you can connect face-to-face with team members. Click Here

Skype
Costs vary depending on which form of Skype you use. Click Here

Facetime
For use in Apple products

Discord
This is free. It does offer an upgrade called “Nitro,” which provides extras like additional server capacity, higher live stream quality, customization options. Click Here


Special Needs Religious Education 

National Catholic Partnership on Disability NCPD-Resources for persons with disabilities during COVID-19 Click Here

Online Webinars by National Catholic Partnership on Disability NCPD Click Here

Online Resources and Materials for Inclusive Special Religious Education in all Parishes provided by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Click Here

Boston Deaf Apostolate YouTube Channel – Live stream of Daily and Sunday Masses in American Sign Language (ASL) with Fr. Shawn Carey from the Archdiocese of Boston Click Here

Deaf Catholic Philly YouTube Channel – Prayers and Reflections in ASL by Fr. Sean Loomis and Sr. Kathleen Schipani from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Click Here

The Series of Saints videos in ASL – 20 videos of Jesus and saint stories performed by Deaf Actors in ASL with captions and voiced in English. Click Here

St. John Deaf Center Facebook page – Live stream Mass in ASL, Adoration, Stations of the Cross & Rosary in ASL. Click Here


Bible Study   

Ascension Press Bible study programs. Click Here