Faith Formation During Coronavirus

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What's New

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor released the following clarification and reminder,...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor released the following statement, Sept. 26, 2020, to...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor addressed the following letter, Sept. 25, 2020, to...

Form your faith in domestic church

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced that he was lifting the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass (in person) on Oct. 1, 2020, for those in good health and not caring for someone who is elderly or ill. The dispensation remains in effect for those under certain conditions. Also, "There has been no change in the protocols in place for protecting our people from the spread of COVID-19 on church property and at church functions. All requirements of mask wearing, 6 feet physical distancing and hand sanitizing remain in place," he explained. For those still unable to attend Mass in person or take part in faith formation programs in person, many parishes and ministries are working hard to help parishioners continue to practice their faith from home. The following is a list of faith formation resources in the Diocese of Little Rock and beyond to help us get through this global health crisis. 

In Arkansas

Updated Oct. 9, 2020

Bread of Life Discourse Bible Study

Father Mike Johns, associate pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers, led this five-part study on John 6 live on the parish's Facebook page April 13-17 in English and Spanish. All videos are available for payback any time.

Faith Talk with Father Jason Tyler

This Fayetteville pastor began this video series when public Masses were suspended. It is available in English and Spanish.

Fireside Chats with Fr. Edward D'Almeida

This pastor of Holy Redeemer Church in El Dorado posts faith formation videos on a variety of topics on his parish's YouTube channel.

Fireside Chats with Msgr. David LeSieur

This pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers posts faith formation videos on a variety of topics on his parish's YouTube channel.

Scripture Reflections with Father Josh Stengel

This former pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Little Rock reflects on Scripture and offers spiritual insights on the parish's YouTube channel.



Outside Arkansas

At Home With Faith Newsletter

The Office of Marriage and Family Life for the Archdiocese of Seattle offers this newsletter and other resources to help families live their faith at home.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

This ministry has made resources available for children, parents, families and catechists in their communities and parishes and schools.

Catholic Icing Resources

This website offers lots of creative craft projects to help kids learn the Catholic faith.

DomesticChurch.com

This website offers resources to help families create a Catholic culture in their home.

EWTNKids

EWTN's kids videos and faith formation series are available to watch online.

FORMED 7-Day Free Trial

FORMED, which offers Catholic resources for all ages on demand, is offering free trial to everyone for 7 days.

Holy Heroes Videos

This YouTube channel has lots of creative and helpful videos to teach the Catholic faith to children.

Keeping the Faith Amid COVID-19

Our Sunday Visitor will offer daily stories to help keep you mentally and spiritually grounded during this time of uncertainty in this newsletter.

Mary Walks Beside You: Strength For Living In Fragile Times

This online retreat is presented by from Pauline Media.

My Catholic Kids

This website is making their library of Mass videos for the Children’s Missalette available free to all.

Strong Catholic Family Faith

This website offers tips on helping parents talk with children about the coronavirus, a list of fun and educational things to do with kids at home and much more.

Tiny Saints

This website is providing free downloads and activities for families who may miss school, Mass and other events.

The Word Among Us

This ministry, with the help of the USCCB, is providing access to the daily Mass readings and its entire website to help people pray from home.

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

The U.S. bishop offer the daily readings in English and Spanish with audio and video reflections for free. The books of the Bible are also available.


What's New

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor released the following clarification and reminder,...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor released the following statement, Sept. 26, 2020, to...
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor addressed the following letter, Sept. 25, 2020, to...