Holy Family and Holy Spirit Catholic Churches
Faith Formation Announcements
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:
MagnifiKid (Ages 6-12) free April issue: https://us.magnificat.net/flipbook/KID/197/
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!
The Holy Rosary
Pray the Holy Rosary with Bishop Emeritus Swain. The audio links:
The Joyful Mysteries: http://www.sfcatholic.org/the-joyful-mysteries/
The Luminous Mysteries (Mysteries of Light): http://www.sfcatholic.org/the-luminous-mysteries/
The Sorrowful Mysteries: http://www.sfcatholic.org/the-sorrowful-mysteries/
The Glorious Mysteries: 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 book, audio, video links appear. Link to FORMED.org: https://formed.org/
Faith Formation Calendar
Additional Online Resources
FORMED.org: https://formed.org/ (The parishes have paid the subscription fee).
Holy Heroes (Ages 5-12) free Lent & Easter and Mass resources:https://www.holyheroes.com/Lenten-Adventure-s/37.htm?utm_source=holyheroes&utm_medium=button&utm_campaign=LA
Home Altar Printouts by Daniel Mitsui:http://www.danielmitsui.com/00_pages/home_altar.html
Resources from the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology - Dr. Scott Hahn:https://stpaulcenter.com/hub?utm_source=hub_launch_hahn&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=hub&utm_content=text-hub