Parish School of Religion

A Parish Team of Catechists make a year long commitment to serve the religious education and formation needs of children who attend public schools in grades K – 8. Catechetical sessions are held on Sundays from 10:45 am to noon in the various rooms of Marist Centre. Orientation takes place on the second Sunday in September and closing ceremonies generally take place on the last Sunday in April. If you have an interest in serving in Catechetical ministry in the PSR program, contact Gaby Taylor at 304-242-0406.

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Dear Families,

I would like to personally apologize for the delay in your (or your child) receiving the sacraments. After preparing all year, I was very excited for these celebrations, as I’m sure you were too. This Lent is definitely a time of surrender and sacrifice.

That being said, I didn’t want to leave you with nothing during this time. Below I’ve listed a number of resources to turn to during this time.

Mass & Mass Readings:

https://dwc.org/home/mass/ – Sunday Mass in our Diocese

https://www.ewtn.com/tv/watch-live – Daily Mass at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

http://www.usccb.org/ – Daily Readings

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings-audio.cfm – Audio of Daily Readings

https://us.magnificat.net/free – Daily Mass Readings and Liturgy of the Hours free from Magnificat (usually requires a subscription)

https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/act-of-spiritual-communion-339 – Act of Spiritual Communion (It is an ancient practice of the Church to make a Spiritual Communion when you cannot attend Mass – even when we aren’t in this crisis. In a vision, Our Lord explained it to St. Catherine of Siena by showing her two chalices: one made of gold, the other of silver. He told her that her sacramental Communions were preserved in the gold chalice and that her spiritual communions were in the silver chalice.)

Perpetual Adoration:

https://virtualadoration.home.blog/ – Eucharistic Adoration Chapels with Live Webcams

Formation:

http://bit.ly/schmitzm – A playlist of Fr. Mike Schmitz videos on Youtube. Fr. Mike Schmitz is a priest in the Diocese of Duluth-Minnesota and is excellent at sharing the faith.

http://bit.ly/sheenf – A playlist of Fulton Sheen videos on Youtube; another excellent evangelist

http://bit.ly/prayhome – a blog post with a number of activity ideas for all ages from an experienced Theology teacher

https://mycatholickids.com/ – a library of videos for kids to help better understand the Mass

https://trivia.stanneaz.org/ – play Catholic trivia!

http://www.thecatholickid.com/stations-of-the-cross-coloring-pages/ – color these pages, then hang them around the family room. Then every day at 3pm, commemorating when Jesus died on the Cross, gather together and pray the Stations of the Cross.

Miscellaneous:

http://bit.ly/freeivyleague – Here are 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free

https://www.parents.com/syndication/museums-with-virtual-tours/ – 12 Famous Museums offering virtual tours

https://www.cathdal.org/How_to_Handwash_(OUR_FATHER).pdf – How to wash your hands (Catholic Style!)           

     If you have any other resources you have found and would like to share, please email them to gtaylor@saintvincentparish.org and they can be added to the website. Please continue to pray during these time, and continue to support our parish in any way you can. I will continue to pray for all of you, and look forward to worshipping together again.

God bless you,  Ms. Gaby Taylor

Director of Religious Education