How to develop your own domestic Church in your home.
One of the documents of the Second Vatican Council, Lumen Gentium (“Light of the Nations”), describes the family as the ‘domestic Church’ because it is the first place where young, baptized Christians learn about their faith. During this time when families will be spending more time in the home following the school closures it presents more opportunities for our domestic Churches to be nurtured.
With more and more elderly relatives becoming isolated for their protection, families, if able, can still be united through the wonders of digital technology, or simply a phone call.
Praying together as a family – set up a Whatsapp group, or a Zoom video conference call and put aside a time each day where you all join together for prayer.
Stations of the Cross for Families
Stations of the Cross for Children
The God Who Speaks scripture resources
Rev Dr Adrian Graffy from the Diocese of Brentwood delivers a talk on the Passion Story of Matthew's Gospel.
Matthew's Story of the Passion
Easter through Art: The Painter’s Path - Fleur Dorrell takes us on a visual journey from Palm Sunday to the Second Sunday after the Resurrection.
Easter through Art
A Retreat for Holy Week - A retreat that you can print off and post to someone who is unable to access the web for themselves.
A Retreat for Holy Week
From The Tablet, a compilation of online resources available to Catholics during this time of crisis.
Resources for Catholics
From the Celebrate Conference (Catholic Charismatic Events) team - packed full of useful information including Live Stream, Little Liturgies, Experience Liturgy at Home and more.
Divine Renovation has produced a parish Response Kit to the current situation that we are all in. Download for free.
Divine Renovation parish Response Kit
Alone Together: A guide to isolation and social distancing from those who know.
Catholic Voices are presenting webinars during this time of crisis.
Blogs from the Catholic Truth Society - Spiritual Support in Isolation.
Catholic Truth Society
CaFE (Catholic Faith Exploration) resources for use at home.
CaFE at Home
Exploring the faith together as a family - YOUCAT is a great resource for all ages explaining the teachings of the Catholic Church.
The Liturgy Office has prepared Prayers for use during a time of ‘flu and illness. This contains general prayers for health and also a note about Spiritual Communion and praying during Self-Isolation.
Join to pray the pandemic novena
Join the ongoing Novena invoking the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Walsingham to free us all from the Coronavirus. Starts on Monday 30 March and will continue until the world is free and healed of the terror of Covid-19.
Novena in honour of Our Lady of Walsingham
Hozana online prayer community
Confession - Can’t Go to Confession?’ Pope Says Talk to God Your Father & Ask Forgiveness (Pope Francis' Homily)
Pope Francis Homily on Confession
Faith in Isolation is a platform created to spiritually nourish those isolated from their faith practices as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day, throughout Lent, we will be sharing a video with the readings from Holy Mass, spiritual guidance from a priest, and a lead Act of Spiritual Communion.
Faith in Isolation
Sacred Heart in Henley has created a powerpoint for the Gospel on Sunday 22 March.
The Man Born Blind - 4 Sunday of Lent
The Jesuits have produced a Lent Retreat for 2020 based on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola.
Lent Retreat 2020
'Reading Matthew in Lent' is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Matthew's Gospel from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday.
Reading Matthew In Lent
Zoom Alpha 1West and East Midlands - MarieTime: Apr 3, 2020 2:00 PM Meeting ID: 178 467 077
Zoom Alpha 2
The Rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary will take place on 29 March. This Rededication will still take place for individuals due to the personal nature of the commitment being made by Catholics around England.
Covid 19 and the Rededication
Each day there is to be a full programme of spiritual nourishment which we can all join in with. There is no need to feel alone. We can join in either communal or individual prayer at any time of the day or night.
There will be three Masses daily - 9.30am, 12 Noon and 6pm (Latin) along side the Divine Office, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Spiritual Reading, Talks and much more.
Catholic National Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady
Aid to the Church in Need invites you to pray the Rosary and to say the Regina Caeli
ACN Audio Prayers
While you may not be able to leave your house, with these virtual tours you can make a spiritual journey along an ancient pilgrimage route.
Take a virtual pilgrimage in the time of coronavirus
A selection of 3 Minute Retreats - Loyola Press (Free)
Take a 3 Minute Retreat
Abiding Together is a weekly podcast hosted by Michelle Benzinger, Sr. Miriam James Heidland, and Heather Khym, providing a place of connection, rest and encouragement for people who are on the journey of living out their passion and purpose in Jesus Christ.
Abiding Together Podcast
CAFOD already has downloadable children's liturgy resources available for most Sundays throughout the year. While groups are unable to meet in parishes, they will also be offering a virtual children liturgy of the word at 10am on Sunday as a webinar.
Parents and children are encouraged to join CAFOD online for prayers and reflection on this Sunday's Gospel. The liturgy will be led by catechists who would usually be leading children's liturgy in their parish and will be based on our CAFOD children's liturgy resources.
CAFOD Children's Liturgy
Ten Ten is offering all families and schools the opportunity to access free prayer resources for the home and also have a video for children’s liturgy each week.
A mum in Westminster Diocese creates a children’s liturgy video on Saturday evenings for use on Sunday. For those that use Facebook there is a link to page so families in your parishes can create their own ‘watch parties’ and join together with other families.
Colour and Shape on Facebook
Colour and Shape on YouTube
Catholic Mom has useful printable worksheets.
Sacred Heart in Henley offers a course on St Matthew's Gospel. You can download the course guides and materials from the page, for use at home.
St Matthew's Gospel
There's still lots to get involved in at home as the national God Who Speaks scripture campaign continues
The God Who Speaks campaign
Fr Simon Ellis, parish priest of St Margaret Mary at Perry Common, is delivering a Homily each week via YouTube.
Dominus flevit - The Lord wept, is the focus of Sunday 29 March.
Homily from Fr Simon Ellis
Daily Homilies from Fr Julian Green, Our Lady of Grace parishes. Fr Julian is now including questions for reflection at the end of his YouTube homilies for individuals and groups at home to think about/discuss.
Homilies from Fr Julian Green
Bishop Robert Barron is an author, speaker, theologian, and founder of Word on Fire, a global media ministry. Word on Fire reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people into or back to the Catholic Faith.
The Word on Fire Show
Ascension Presents is an evangelistic platform bringing faith-filled, entertaining and dynamic presenters straight to your newsfeed. By providing engaging content for our audience that reflects the good, the true and the beautiful we hope to bring their hearts closer to Christ.