Holy Family and Holy Spirit Catholic Churches
Faith Formation Announcements
7-12 Faith Formation
The youth in Gr. 7-12 are invited to join other youth across the diocese in 4 areas: Community Discussion, Online Prayer, Challenge to Charity, and a Prayer Challenge. Find more information and to join the conversation at this link: http://www.sfcatholic.org/youth/
ONLINE PRAYER: This Friday, April 3rd at 3pm -- about 30 minutes. It will be streamed on the Sioux Falls Diocese Youth page and on the Diocese of Sioux Falls Facebook page.
The Celebration of the Sacraments
The Sacraments of Initiation for RCIA adults (Easter Vigil) + Sacrament of Confirmation (April 19) + First Holy Communion (April 26) at Holy Family and Holy Spirit Parishes have been postponed. We will notify families when we know more. Please keep those preparing for Sacraments in prayer.
RESOURCES FOR CELEBRATING THE MASS AT HOME
Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls website: www.sfcatholic.org (Sunday TV Mass, Resources, etc.)
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website: www.usccb.org. Note: At the USCCB.org site you can access links to other free online resources from publishers: Magnificat, The Word Among Us, Living With Christ, Give Us This Day. http://www.usccb.org/about/communications/usccb-president-reflection-and-prayer-during-coronavirus.cfm
Our Diocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life have put out two resources to assist families:
(This is a YouTube video link from the Sioux Falls Catholic Diocese YouTube Channel)
MagnifiKid (Ages 6-12) free April issue: https://us.magnificat.net/flipbook/KID/197/
Holy Week Resources
To help prepare and pray Holy Week.
Holy Week Video in 3 Minutes by Busted Halo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdrPhxqRP9I
Holy Week Handout with several resources/sites listed: coming soon!
Fr. John will livestream Holy Week Liturgies from Holy Spirit Chapel, Mitchell.
Palm Sunday Mass at 7:30 AM
Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday at 7:00 PM
Good Friday Liturgy at 12:00 Noon
Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday at 8:00 PM
Easter Sunday Mass at 7:30 AM
To access: https://www.holyspiritmitchell.org/
The Holy Rosary
Pray the Holy Rosary with Bishop Emeritus Swain. The audio links:
The Joyful Mysteries (Monday & Saturday): http://www.sfcatholic.org/the-joyful-mysteries/
The Luminous Mysteries (Thursday): http://www.sfcatholic.org/the-luminous-mysteries/
The Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday & Friday): http://www.sfcatholic.org/the-sorrowful-mysteries/
The Glorious Mysteries (Sunday & Wednesday): http://www.sfcatholic.org/the-glorious-mysteries/
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross video from EWTNKids.com: https://video.ewtn.com/way-of-the-cross-for-kids/
From Sadlier Religion Company: A handout with Picture of each Station and a short meditation. Includes brief explanation of Stations of the Cross. Link: Stations of the Cross
From FORMED.org: Several options for praying the Way of the Cross - search "Stations of the Cross" and video, audio & book links appear. Link: https://formed.org/
The Divine Mercy
The Divine Mercy Chaplet (spoken): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pdnzUjmkzA
The Divine Mercy Chaplet (sung): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUtqwdaSzx0
Posting a picture of the Divine Mercy on your front door: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot3tVMXnOzI
The K-6 Families have an April Home Lesson on The Divine Mercy and a leaflet on praying the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy.
Faith Formation Calendar
From our Diocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life...
As many children across the country are experiencing a disruption in their usual routine, it's important that we, as parents, slow down and assist them in processing what is happening in the world. As people of faith, this is a beautiful opportunity to invite our children into a deeper relationship with, surrender to and reliance on the Lord. We hope this guide will help you continue the conversation in your home!