faith formation resources
“Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests know to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
It is important to remember that our children can also become anxious, especially as they see the stress of adults around them. How can we help kids cope with the stress of the COVID-19 outbreak and its ongoing effects on our everyday lives? The following are some valuable websites that offer faith-building resources and assistance in maintaining a sense of ‘normalcy’ amid the unprecedented events we are currently facing. This will be updated as we learn of new sites.
Teaching Catholic Kids from Our Sunday Visitor
A valuable online tool for parents. Free downloadable activities and articles are updated each week and made available. Parents can sign up for the weekly newsletter and get these resources sent straight to their inbox.
The Religion Teacher
Jared Dees’ site encourages encounters with Christ. Virtual catechesis helps to lead kids into opportunities to learn, meditate and pray to the Lord.
Daily and Sunday Masses
Bayard Faith Resources is providing complimentary access to the complete daily Masses texts and commentaries in digital format to help families during the Covid-19 outbreak. There is both an adult version and one for children with beautiful color illustrations and keywords.
Pflaum Gospel Weeklies
The content of this program flows from each Sunday’s Gospel. Students learn about our faith within the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year. There are grade level downloadable handouts for preschool – 9th grade.
Log in using the email address – firstname.lastname@example.org
Be My Disciples
Students and families grow in the knowledge of their faith to answer the call to discipleship. (Grades 1 – 3)
Sadlier – We Believe
Our sixth graders use the Sadlier, We Believe, series. To access the e-book:
There are free online catechetical resources for parents and students of any grade:
Click on the “Let’s Go” button in the purple Sadlier Religion Resources box