- Tiny Saints has published free printable activity sheets for families and children who are missing Mass, school and might be stuck at home. In a Facebook post, Tiny Saints wrote that its reasoning behind the move “is to help us all find a reason to smile and stay focused on Jesus, even when we might be tempted to worry.” As of now, the company only has one free printable, but it plans to have more available soon.
- Catholic Sprouts: Catholic mom Nancy offers a mix of prayer, saint stories, Scripture, and daily living designed for kids and young families. https://catholicsprouts.com/Getting-Started
- My Catholic Kids My Catholic Kids is offering free access to their children’s video library during this time of national emergency. These videos help young children understand and engage with the Mass.
- Saint Stories for Kids: Chantal Baros recreates saint stories, told in an engaging style and intermixed with sound effects for kids. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/saint-stories-for-kids/id1448514363
- Good News Book Shop, based in South Florida, provides clean reads and faith-filled books that will inspire youth to read more, laugh more, learn more, and grow in their faith and relationship with God each day. https://goodnewsbookshop.com/
For Teens and Twenty-Somethings
52 Sundays is a dynamic guide for families to keep the Lord’s Day holy, including family prayer activities, devotions and meals. The guide is intended to augment Sunday Mass participation, but is also a great resource for families unable to attend Mass. Printed copies of the 52 Sundays guidebook are sold out, but families can sign up for email updates and download a free digital guide here. (Archdiocese of Detroit)
For Adults of All Ages
Free Prayer and Mass Texts: View Give Us This Day online at no charge for March and April. This resource includes brief daily Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer, inspirational lives of saints, daily Mass texts, and reflections. Click here to read the issue online or download it to your computer. Also, in light of the fact that many are unable to attend Mass, Magnificat is offering complimentary access to the online version of its prayer book. Magnificat includes the daily liturgy, saint of the day, spiritual reflections and prayers.
Nextstep is a fairly new Catholic discipleship guide that helps you grow in your faith. Currently, their program of steps is totally free. Each step is designed to be finished in two weeks or less.
Praying and Reflecting on the Sunday Gospel: To view a “Question of the Week” that centers on the Sunday Gospel for youth, young adults and families, click here.