With Covid-19 safety precautions in place for parish Masses and activities, adults are encouraged to deepen their faith at home, in small groups, and in virtual gatherings. Some resources that might be helpful to you include:
The Latin phrase "lectio divina" means divine reading. It is a particular practice of prayerful meditative reading that the monastics developed in the early church. This is a great process for breaking open the Sunday Gospel at home by yourself or with your family.
Lectio Divina process for adults Spanish
A Pandemic alphabet: Applying the spiritual alphabet of practices to pandemic concerns and activities
Spiritual resources for Covid-19 Pandemic
Conversation cards on Democracy, Freedom, Equality, and the Common Good
Forming Small Christian Communities
Small Community Leader Training
Lectionary-based Faith Sharing
Small Group Studies for Women
Theme-based Faith Sharing
Catholic Social Teaching
Ecology, Environment, Stewardship of the Earth, Laudato Si’
Family Faith Sharing
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Year of Mercy, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Mercy, Justice
Video-based sharing (includes videos and suggested reflection questions), see Digital Faith Formation
Presentations on mission to parish or diocesan groups, e.g., what is mission, and why is it important? These can be 45 minutes to two days in duration. For the longer programs, I can bring in people from our other offices.
Presentations on Catholic Social Teaching, usually about an hour long. I could also do one of these at an AFF Gathering.
Formation for parish groups going on short-term mission trips. These ideally consist of a four-hour session before the group embarks and a two-hour session after they return.
Director, Lay Formation and Family Ministries
Associate Director, Lay Formation and Family Ministries