At-Home Resources for Families & Faith Formation

Due to the necessary measures that have been taken to help keep us safe during these times, many families will be spending more time in their domestic church. To assist in this, the Office of Family and Faith Formation has created a compilation of resources for you to share. PDF's of each section are located to the left. Please feel free to share!

Below, you will find links to the following: 

  • Spiritual Resources
  • Uplifting Activities
  • Faith Formation Resources
  • Learn at Home Resources
  • Temporal Needs Resources
  • Sample Daily Schedules for Families 
    • Bishop's Decree of Dispensation
    • Ways to Honor the Lord's Day from home
    • Live Stream Masses Available

SPIRITUAL RESOURCES

  • Lourdes Live Stream Spend time before Our Lady and implore her intercession by visiting her at Lourdes! This is also a great resource for your Sunday family rosary! Visit www.directfromlourdes.com/lourdes_live_tv

  • Formed If your parish is part of www.formed.org, this is an excellent resource for continued spiritual growth, movies on the lives of saints, and much more!! 

  • Dominican Friars: Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus Join the Friars for virtual adoration, Stations of the Cross, Liturgy of the Hours, and more! https://www.opwest.org/coronavirus/

  • Daily Rosary in Spanish: on Direct TV ESNE channel 456 at 3:00PM

  • Rezo del Santo Rosario: Direct TV ESNE canal 456 a las 3:00 PM

  • Padre Sam https://www.padresam.com/evangelio-diario/

 


UPLIFTING ACTIVITIES

Many institutions, museums, and cultural sites are offering free virtual tours. 


FAITH FORMATION RESOURCES

Dynamic Online Resources

From the Publishers

  • Faith & Life by Ignatius Press is an excellent faith formation curriculum that is also available online! With lessons that include prayer, games, quizzes, and more, this is an excellent and convenient way to continue your child(ren)’s faith formation from home! https://www.ignatius.com/promotions/faithandlife/
  • Sophia Institute This incredible resource offers free lessons and activities to help families whose children are on home-study due to the Corona Virus. This is a great resource to get ahold of ready-to-go lessons! https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/elesson/free-current-events?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=covid
  • My Catholic Faith Delivered This online platform has a multitude of series and resources for your child(ren) and the family! https://www.mycatholicfaithdelivered.com/home.aspx?pagename=Courses
  • Loyola Press In light of the current situation, we would like to remind you that as a Finding God or Christ Our Life customer, you have numerous, free, at-home. Parents can always access at-home resources at www.findinggod.com/family and www.christourlife.com/family. Family resources available, including at-home, parent-led lesson plans.
  • Sadlier   Sadlier offers online resources for parents, catechists, and parish catechetical leaders free of charge with no login necessary.  Everyone has access to these resources whether or not they are current Sadlier customers. https://religion.sadlierconnect.com/login.html or contact sbacon@sadlier.com
  • St. Mary’s Press There are online resources for the parishes using St. Mary’s Press materials. The at home guides as well as e-books and a few other supportive materials are available, including support for parents who will teach from home. For anyone using St. Mary’s Press, please contact us directly for access to the online support of materials to be able to work from home. The ministry care team direct line is 1-800-533-8095.www.smp.org
  • RCL Benziger If a parish uses Blest Are We or Be My Disciples program, they have access to an online free e-book for both students and catechists.  If you need help getting this setup please contact Jennifer Vargas-Stolper, RCL Benziger Parish Sales Representative at 626-893-6976 or jvargas@rclbenziger.com Free online catechetical resources that are liturgically based available here: https://www.rclbenziger.com/catholic-resources
  • Lectionary Resources There are also lectionary resources available for primary, intermediate, and Jr high levels.  There are Gospel Reflections that are designed to be used with families and intergenerational settings.  There are also questions of the week that are lectionary based.  This wonderful resource is available for free as well.   http://rclblectionary.com/
  • Our Sunday Visitor Alive in Christ Parish Digital Books and Home Lesson Plans. You can access the digital books by going to the Student & Family Tab of AIC http://aliveinchrist.osv.com/family
  • Pflaum During the current health crisis caused by COVID-19, Bayard is providing the texts of the Sunday liturgies to you free of charge as an aid to worship, especially for those who cannot attend Sunday liturgies because of illness or because they have been cancelled. While this is not a replacement for actual attendance at a Sunday Mass, it will allow you to immerse yourself in the Scripture readings and prayers for each Sunday, along with our reflection on the readings. In addition to the liturgies, our editors have compiled a list of resources to help parents provide social caring and interaction during periods of school closure. https://www.pflaum.com/free-online-resources-to-use-at-home-during-covid-19-outbreak/
  • OCP https://www.ocp.org/en-us/blog/entry/resources-from-home

LEARN AT HOME RESOURCES

Coronavirus: Explaining & Praying

Academic Advancement


TEMPORAL NEEDS RESOURCES

Help those who may be experiencing financial burden during this difficult time.

Update as of March 16, 2020

 

All Wednesday evening Faith Formation classes have been canceled throughout March. Confirmation has been postponed and a new date will be announced when we hear from the Bishop’s office

 

 

 

As published in the Sacred Heart Parish Bulletin, January 12, 2020

 

Confirmation Class: Confirmation class will be on the 12th of January at the Parish Hall at 2:00 PM. Please bring your saint report.

 

Second year First Communion parent/student class is on Wednesday, January 15 at 6:30 pm Students: Please bring your book and have Chapter 1-4 completed.

 

Children's Faith Formation (CFF): CFF began on January 8 at the School/West Room at 6:30 PM.

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORMS HERE:
DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORMS HERE:
Registration Forms (First Comunion), English and Spanish
These forms are also available at the Parish Office and in the back of Sacred Heart Church.
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Registration Forms (Childrens Faith Formation), English and Spanish
These forms are also available at the Parish Office and in the back of Sacred Heart Church.
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Adobe Acrobat Document 269.5 KB

 

As Published in the Sacred Heart Parish Bulletin, June 23, 2019:

 

 

Confirmation Registration Year 1 and Year 2 Confirmation registration for ALL parish students, whether they attend Sacred Heart School or CFF, begins now for students who will be entering the 8th grade in August of 2019. Students MUST attend a Year 1 CFF class or Sacred Heart School the year before Year 2 (two consecutive years). There is no special Confirmation registration form  for students who are entering the 7th grade in August 2019, only a CFF registration form is required if not a Sacred Heart School student . There is a $65.00 registration  fee  due  in  the  second year.

 

Dates    to     remember:    Confirmation Kickoff- Sept. 14 at the Parish Hall. Fired Up Conference- Nov. 14 at the State Theater.


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