Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Aug 10, 2020 1:29:14 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: 

Celebrate the Assumption of Mary with a Spiritual Bouquet
In times of stress, it can be easy to become centered on one’s own struggles, but offering a spiritual bouquet—an intentional gift of prayer on behalf of another’s intentions—can be a beautiful act of charity made in honor of Our Lady as the Church celebrates her Assumption on August 15. Learn more about this practice and download a free card here.

Educational Opportunities: 

GIA Summer Ministry Series
Over the summer, GIA Publications has been hosting a series of conversations around various topics in ministry. Peruse their archives and learn about future offerings here.


ICYMI: Webinar Recordings from NFCYM
The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministers offers an array of webinars on topics ranging from talking with teens about racism to ministering during a pandemic. 


Church Life Today: Interview with Gloria Purvis
The McGrath Institute for Church Life hosts a radio program and podcast called “Church Life Today,” featuring interviews with leaders in the Church. In this episode, Gloria Purvis, herself a host of a prominent radio show, speaks out against the sinful scourge of racism and calls for conversion.

And just for fun:

Fun August Activities for Families
Find crafts and ideas for family activities rooted in the saints’ feast days celebrated throughout the month of August.

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