Resources in Time of Pandemic

How to Hold a Sunday Prayer Service as a Family

Prayer Service (English) — Prayer Service (Spanish)

 

Join Masses On-line

From the Diocese of Wilmington

  • The Diocese of Wilmington will livestream Sunday Mass each week on Saturday evening at 4 PM from the Cathedral of Saint Peter on the Diocese’s YouTube channel. Please be sure to “subscribe” and click the bell icon to be notified when they go live. This Mass will remain available for viewing throughout the week.
  • Many of our parishes are also live-streaming their Masses. Check this list from The Dialog to connect to your parish.

Masses in Languages Other Than English

Prayer Resources

Live Adoration

  • Virtual Adoration allows one to access a variety of online adoration chapels throughout the world

Other Prayers & Resources

Spiritual Resources

  • Formed – Subscription-based one stop for Catholic media
  • Breaking in the Habit – Free talks & reflections from a Franciscan friar for those who want to become a better disciple & discern their vocation.
  • The Eucharist in Scripture – Free 6-lesson online study, presented by Dr. Scott Hahn, to unlock the meaning of covenant, sacrifice, and sacrament as understood in the Bible.
  • Fr. Mike Schmitz – Homilies preached by Fr. Michael Schmitz, Chaplain for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Catholic Campus Ministry.
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville – Free online series including Franciscan University Presents (as seen on EWTN) and Keeping the Faith with the Friars.
  • An Intro to the Sacred Liturgy – Free beginner’s guide to understanding the Catholic Mass presented by the Liturgical Institute.
  • Solidarity on Tap – Enjoy fellowship and hear powerful reflections from members of the network engaged in work for justice—from a screen near you!
  • The Thomistic Institute – Free Quarantine Lectures series (will run as long as the quarantine does) as well as a free Aquinas 101 course and CREDO, an RCIA catechesis.
  • The Wild Goose – Free 14-part online series, presented by Fr. Dave Pivonka, on discovering a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit.

 

Resources for Young Adults

Podcasts

  • Blessed is She – Dive into prayer together, and grow in love as daughters of the King
  • The Catholic Feminist – a place for Jesus-loving women who want to be inspired, involved, and intentional
  • The Catholic Gentleman – living with virtue and holiness in the modern world
  • Catholic Stuff You Should Know – four Catholic Priests lightheartedly explore various Catholic topics
  • Fr. Mike Schmitz – Fr. Mike’s popular Ascension Presents video series in audio form
  • The Jeff Cavins Show – Jeff Cavins shares personal tips for living as a modern-day disciple of Jesus Christ
  • Let Love – Looking at life through the lens of love with the Sisters of Life. You are loved. You are made in God’s image, and your life matters. Let’s talk about it. 
  • Pints with Aquinas – Every episode of Pints With Aquinas addresses a question St. Thomas answers in the Summa Theologiae, as well as other works of his.
  • The Word on Fire Show – a weekly podcast from Bishop Robert Barron on faith and culture

Apps

  • Hallow (apple  android) – a subscription-based Catholic meditation app to help you find peace and grow in your spiritual journey
  • Laudate (apple  android) – a free all-in-one resource for matters of faith (prayers, Daily Readings, Liturgy of theHours, and more)
  • Pray as You Go (apple  android) – a free daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go
  • Reimagining the Examen (apple  android) – a free app with thoughtful reflections so users can review their day with God wherever they are

Stay Connected to the Diocese of Wilmington YA Community

 

Resources for Young People

General

Messages of Hope

Other

Resources for Children

General

Trivia

Pope Francis

Supporting Parents and Families

Talking about COVID–19

Prayer & Faith Formation at Home

Activities & Schedules while Staying In

About Working from Home

 

 

Best Practices

Use Your Head—Slow the Spread

All are advised to take precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Cover your mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • If you are sick, stay home and call your health care provider

Practice social distancing — keep distance between yourself and others and avoid crowds

All are also advised to practice social distancing. Social distancing is a way to keep people from interacting closely or frequently enough to spread an infectious disease. Social distancing can take many forms, depending on your lifestyle and your family and work situation, and can include the following habits and steps:

  • Avoid handshaking, hugging and other intimate types of greeting
  • Avoid non-essential travel (your health care provider may have specific guidance for your situation)
  • Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces
  • Work from home if possible for your work situation
  • Avoid unnecessary errands — consider ways to have essential items, like food and other household supplies, brought to your house through online delivery services or through family or social networks

Practice the 2nd Greatest Commandment: Love your neighbor

  • Check in on isolated or vulnerable family members and neighbors and offer to help with specific tasks such as shopping, child or pet care, cleaning, etc.
  • If in a position of authority, allow workers to work from home or take time off, limit large gatherings, follow government guidance, etc.
  • Thank those on the front lines who are protecting us, such as health care workers, police, firefighters. Be gentle and kind with them.
  • Pray for all those affected by the crisis.

Mental Health

Coping with Anxiety

 

Resources for Pastoral Ministers

Resources for Online Meetings and Gatherings

Tools for Virtual Ministry