Holy Week looks a lot different right now, and our most sacred time of the year will be held in our homes. Here are some online resources to help you build and affirm the “Domestic Church.”

For families

  • BustedHalo.com: With Masses cancelled in parishes across the United States, the most important time of the year for Catholics will be celebrated through screens instead of inside our beloved churches. But even though we’re unable to gather, reflect, and celebrate together, we’re still called to embrace the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus: bustedhalo.com/ministry-resources/embracing-holy-week-at-home
  • Missio.org: Here are some resources for you to view, download and share with the young Church, enhancing their observance of Lent among young people, particularly as they remember in prayer and offer Lenten sacrifices for their brothers and sisters in the Pope’s missions: missio.org/resources.aspx?localization=EN (también en español).
  • Aleteia.org: This year’s quarantine is a great opportunity to watch films about the lives of the saints and of Christ: aleteia.org/2020/04/06/10-movies-for-holy-week-that-are-streaming-now
  • Domestic-Church.com: The Domestic Church website, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: domestic-church.com
  • Stations of the Cross coloring book, downloadable PDF booklet.

For adults

  • ForYourMarriage.org: Celebrate your spouse by taking a few moments each day together to reflect and pray. This year’s theme is Stories from the Domestic Church. The retreat will help you further reflect on how you and your spouse share in the particular calling to build up the Body of Christ and form a domestic church: foryourmarriage.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/NMW-2020-Virtual-Marriage-Retreat.pdf
  • Formed.org: Opening the Word is a program that offers prayer and insights for the Sunday Readings. Featuring a variety of experienced presenters, the videos are designed to facilitate thought and discussion for personal faith formation or in the context of a group meeting. Personal Prayer Journals and a group Leader’s Guides are also available to make the most of these Sunday Readings: watch.formed.org/opening-the-word-1
  • DivineOffice.org: Divine Office is a community praying the Liturgy of the Hours (the Breviary) together. It is a free website, and amid coronavirus outbreak, with many people unable to attend Mass and isolated in their homes, Divine Office is going to temporarily open up registrations to allow people in the United States to join in prayer: divineoffice.org/welcome
  • DiscerningHearts.com: Catholic podcasts dedicated to those on the spiritual journey: discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/examen-prayer-audio-guided-reflection-daily-use

For children

For caregivers

  • CatholicCaregivers.com: A program of the Friends of St. John the Caregiver. All the material and resources we offer are free. It includes parish resources to help caregivers in the community: catholiccaregivers.com
  • Email resource: What you want for your loved one can be a challenge. With the tools provided in this 8-page guide, you can facilitate the transformation of your loved one’s care. And, you can find peace and relief in the process. Simply enter your email below and watch for an email from us in your inbox, with the link to access your guide: page.co/3oVM5

Prayers

Stations of the Cross

Rosary reflections during COVID-19

Novena: During the coronavirus