Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on May 18, 2020 9:18:17 PM
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Looking for new ideas or resources to engage your faith or your ministry? Here are our weekly curated links, including offerings in each of the following categories: Prayer for the Home, Educational Opportunities, Resources (for ministers, educators, parents, etc.), and Flourishing and Fun.

Prayer for the Home: 

Practicing Mercy
The outbreak of COVID-19 has occupied the world’s attention, yet the plight of the migrant continues on. This resource provides ideas to share hope and offer support to the migrant community—a beautiful way to teach children about practicing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

Educational Opportunities: 

Resilience for Spiritual Caregivers
This free webinar is aimed at spiritual caregivers—especially clergy, church staff, spiritual directors, and chaplains—but its insights around developing resilience may be of benefit to anyone who provides any kind of care for others.


Arise: Restoring Catholic Life After the Pandemic
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has created a series of videos available in English, Spanish, and interpreted ASL, contemplating the Resurrection of Jesus and the power of God to bring life out of death, considering this mystery in the light of the pandemic, and contemplating the importance of in-person encounters within worshiping communities.

Aparecer: Restaurando la vida católica después de la pandemia
La Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia creó una serie de videos disponibles en inglés y español, contemplando la Resurrección de Jesús y el poder de Dios. Considerando este misterio a la luz de la pandemia y contemplando el importancia de los encuentros personales dentro de las comunidades de adoración.


Pandemic Parenting Essentials
In this National Catholic Reporter article, Michael Jordan Laskey—a graduate of the McGrath Institute’s Echo program—offers a plethora of ideas for parents whose pandemic creativity may be wearing thin, or who are looking for fun ways to spend the long summer hours with their kids.

And just for fun:

Free Printable Character Crafts
Artist, Notre Dame graduate, and former McGrath Institute staffer Stephen Barany has created numerous characters that can be printed, colored, and crafted in the home, including friends from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the Lord of the Rings films, Aladdin, and more. He’s also created a Resurrection scene that kids can build!

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Topics: COVID-19 Resources, Monday Motivation Weekly Resources, Mental Health Awareness Month

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