Resources for families: local & from the Vatican

The Vatican has released a free online prayer book to help Catholics seeking divine assistance amid the coronavirus crisis.

The 192-page book is available for download on the website of the Vatican’s publishing house, the Libreria Editrice Vaticana.
The book, which is called Strong in the Face of Tribulation: The Church in Communion – a Sure Support in Time of Trial and has an image of the Archangel Michael on its cover, is divided into three parts.
The first part contains prayers, rituals and supplications, including prayers for the sick and for liberation from evil. The second explains how Catholics can continue to practice the faith without the support of the Sacraments. The third section gathers together Pope Francis’ reflections since the pandemic struck.

Click here for the copy:

 

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Weekly Easter reflections

While we cannot gather physically in our local faith communities, we are encouraged to spend time with the Lord in other ways such as personal prayer, studying the Scriptures and participating in Mass online. The ‘Alive!’ weekly reflections and Liturgy of the Word @ Home resources are offered as a chance to carve out a sacred space at home and reflect on the Sunday readings individually or as a family.

Download Easter resources