In the time of Coronavirus
The work of the Church must go on!
There’s no doubt that these are trying times. Many feel unable to go to Mass or to physically engage in the life of Church. Many parish and ministry leaders are wondering how to reach people in these times of fear and social distancing. The good news is that there is a plethora of high quality, FREE, Catholic content on the internet these days. We thought it might be helpful to assemble and recommend some of those resources for you. Are you afraid to go to Mass for health reasons, but you miss the Church? We hope these resources encourage you and keep you connected. Are you a pastor or ministry leader? Consider sharing these resources via e-mail or social media and organizing virtual small group discussions about them through Google Meet or a similar video technology.
FREE CATHOLIC VIDEO CONTENT
FREE CATHOLIC VIDEO CONTENT FOR CHILDREN
FREE CATHOLIC VIDEO CONTENT FOR YOUTH GROUPS
FREE VIDEO CONTENT FOR COUPLES
PODCASTS (Found on Apple Podcasts App, Google Play Music, Spotify, etc.)
FREE HIGH-QUALITY ONLINE READING CONTENT
We hope these resources are helpful. Whatever you do, don’t get discouraged. Google reported that internet searches related to “prayer” skyrocketed this year during the worst weeks of the pandemic. Times of crisis tend to really humble us. They remind us of our mortality and transience. As C.S. Lewis once put it, times of suffering can serve as “God’s megaphone to a deaf world.” The current situation may actually be one of the best opportunities we’ve had in a long time to evangelize and catechize the people around us. During times of instability, the 2000 year permanence of our Church becomes more appealing. During times of fear and despair, the hope that can only be found in Jesus becomes irresistible. Let’s do everything we can to reach out to our people in these difficult times. Let’s rise to challenge, trusting in God and never forgetting, “that all things work together for good for those who love God” (Rm 8:28). If there is anything the Office of Catechesis and Evangelization can do to assist you in these difficult times, do not hesitate to contact us by e-mailing [email protected] or calling (859) 392-1500.
Diocese of Covington
Phone: (859) 392-1500