Looking for ways to show mercy during Pope Francis' Jubilee Year of Mercy? Don't wait for December 8th! You can follow Corporal Works of Mercy or just look for other ways listed Here!
Antoher great site is run by devotees to St. Theresa the Little Flower - it has some great ideas and videos, including these for the Feast of Divine Mercy! http://thelittleways.com/category/divinemercy
An awesome explanation of Our Faith Through the Creed - worth watching!
For catechists (and more!) this site by Lisa Mladinich is great! It lists lots of great resources too!
An uplifting video about Who we are as Catholics - you may see it on the opening of the website at some point, even though it's dated by the pictures of Pope Emeritus Benedict!
This parish in Florida has a Teaching Mass on their website in 5 parts - some great history of the Mass, and the pastor is an entertaining speaker!
from Pope Benedict XVI has many people wondering about how popes are elected, how they would make this choice, etc. Father Robert Barron, who developed the popular
has a short video on Pope Benedict's legacy to the church.
The youth ministry office has just begun a new little newsletter with great info on how to take the church readings home and into your life during the week - you can subscribe to it and and of the other great digital newsletters they have by visiting
Another wonderful resource - the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales have a website with a wonderful commentary as well as St. Francis de Sales' words relating to the Sunday readings. It's always worth opening and checking out at
http://wwwDe Sales Weekly
Another option for commentaries on the Sunday readings can be found
on the Ascension Catholic Church website.
Our Pre-K, K, 7th & 8th grade students are all using Gospel weeklies. This program uses weekly flyers that relate to both a book they provide to each student on the teachings of the church and to the readings for that weekend.
View all the information on the program here!
A site with lots of helpful
on helping to raise a Catholic child from Our Sunday Visitor
- Great resources as well as information on your class topic, lectionary aids, etc.
The Gospel Weekl website has lots of information for the family as well; go to
Pflaum Gospel Weeklies
and you can sign up with a free password. Click on online resources, then scroll down the list on the right to PGW resources. We think you'll really love their connection to the Scripture and to daily life! They've also just added a section on bringing the Gospel home, you can access it by going to
Bringing the Gospel Home
For Catechists and Others
- this site is for catechists, but has fun activities that reinforce basic Catholic beliefs, including word puzzles, crosswords and crafts. If you know your child enjoys any of those items it's worth a look!
Great site for teens and young adults
- Great videos that you can watch on sacraments as well as church teachings!
The Kid's Bulletin
: this site has a weekly bulletin with word searches, info on the readings, etc. and is a great way to keep your child engaged in the Mass -
Catholic Family Bookclub: Paulist Press
Features all of the Paulist Press resources for PreK thru 4th grade.
Praying with Scripture: Guided Reflections for Children
from Loyola Press for Catechists and parents who would like to help their children learn reflective prayer.
- DVD series from Oblate Media that helps families bring home the faith.
. Grade 5 through adult.
Catholic Parent Know How
- from OSV. 8 page handouts packed with great articles, ideas, activities
Take Out: Family Faith on the Go
- from OSV, an 8 page pamphlet, to give to families once a month. A great resources for families. We have these available in the rack outside the office!
Keep Talking: Daily Conversation Starters for Family Meals
- from Liguori. A small flip chart with over 288 discussion starters that can sit on the kitchen table.
Bringing Home the Word
- from St. Anthony Messenger Press (
) A well done reflection on the Sunday readings with an article for parents, reflection questions, prayer and the home church.
Music, Art for Children and Families - Check out the resources of World Library Publications including Mickey McGrath’s art at
is a pamphlet emphasizing the importance of family meals and providing suggestions for better mealtimes.
Eight Ways that Parents and Parish can be Partners
is a two page handout from Claretian Publications. Simple and straightforward ideas.
Handbook for Today’s Catholic Family
(also available in Spanish) a 64 page book filled with great resources for families.
Sharing the Faith With Your Child: From Birth to Age Four
is a great resources for families at the time of Baptism.
The Catholic Faith and Family Bible
from Center for Ministry Development and OSV is a great resource for every family. Another option is the
Catholic Family Connections Bible
from St. Mary’s Press. Suggest that every family have one of these bibles in their home. Give one as a door prize to a catechist and to a parent at your parent meeting!
- this is the website of the Catholic Bishops, and it has loads of information on all things Catholic!
- original content designed to help you integrate faith, family, and work!
- resources to help build strong Catholic families
a traditional website with all kinds of info and resources on why be Catholic, prayers and poems, etc.