Helpful Websites for Adult Formation
Liturgy, Prayer, Spirituality
Marian website of the University of Dayton
Creighton University provides a 34 week retreat online, Stations of the Cross through the eyes of Mary, daily reflections on the readings
Liturgy of the Hours resource
Liturgy pages of St. Louis University, reflections on daily readings
Fr. Ron Rolheiser.OMI provides spiritual reflections on his website
Best daily prayer website…from Ireland and the Jesuits…10 minute daily reflections in 18 different languages
This website provides Trappist spirituality experiences in the model of Thomas Merton
Fr. Paul Turner shares insights and reflections on liturgy
Preparation for Mass
Scott Hahn gives a short video reflection on the Sunday readings
USCCB provides daily readings in Spanish and English
Reference and News
Official U.S. Catholic news
U.S. Bishops’ official website, daily Mass readings, documents, policies
Official Vatican website, 12 languages, tour the Vatican, all documents
A myriad of helpful other links, published by Sadlier, family activities
Self explanatory…great site
Three minute retreats, several free e-newsletters
Pauline Sisters website with printable activities for children, also the official website of the Catholic Magazine for Kids, retreats, spiritual reading for adults
A blog of ideas, some for youth
Another blog with liturgical ideas. Joyce works in the Diocesan Offices in Joliet.
Office for Justice and Peace, Diocese of St. Paul, MN , 7 Catholic Social Teachings
Some nice, free items, including the Saint of the Day that you can have sent to your inbox
The social justice arm of the USCCB. They have excellent resources on the 7 Catholic Social Teachings…new videos demonstrating each.
Although the goal of this site is to celebrate Catholic motherhood and to learn and share about topics related to faith and family, you may find a lot of ideas here.
Offers practical resources and teaching strategies to help religious educators transform the lives of the young people they teach.
Family Faith Formation Resources
From the Archdiocese of Atlanta, The Office of Evangelization and Discipleship offers Families Forming Disciples as a specific way to assist parish catechetical leaders, catechists, and parents/families by seeking to engage families in renewed ways, to advance family evangelization and faith formation
A dynamic guide to help you and your family reclaim the Lord’s Day with prayer, activities, food, and more! It offers simple and insightful ways for your family to spend time together each Sunday learning more about the Catholic faith and having fun while you’re at it. Free downloads. Spanish version available.
Designed to help persons in every chapter of life take simple steps to integrate faith life in the home more intentionally. The website includes “bite-sized” ideas, habit-forming suggestions, and life pointers that will help households of all kinds grow in faith at home.
Pathways is an integrated and family centered formation suite designed to facilitate a personal encounter with the Trinity and sustain a lifelong development of faith within the family. We are all at different points on the journey and a one size faith formation program does not fit all. This is a shift to a greater focus on parents as the primary educators of the faith. Create a path forward that is best for your families with our resources which include at-home and at-church experiences.
From the Archdiocese of Boston: Passing on your Catholic faith is some of the most crucial work a parent will do. PROJECT NAZARETH is a resource to help families grow their faith together. It is a tool to build the domestic church with Christ as the cornerstone. As the Venerable, Fr. Patrick Peyton shared, “The family that prays together, stays together.”
Strong Catholic Families with resources from all over the United States