COVID-19, For Families

Intro:

I’m sure every parent has a dozen questions flying through their head right now. How are my kids going to manage doing online school? What if I lose my job? What if my family gets sick? When is all this stuff going to be over? As a 26-year old youth minister, I can barely imagine the scope of questions that you’re dealing with as a family right now. These are truly unprecedented times, and a lot of the questions we have, we’re just going to have to figure out as we go. My purpose in creating this page is to provide you support as a family, especially when it comes to praying together and recognizing God’s presence in this time.

Here’s what you’ll find on this page:

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Virtual Small Groups for Teens

Offered primarily on Sunday nights, our goal is to give the teens a space to meet with their friends and share life.

 

Link to Teen Page

Messages of Hope

Weekly written reflections for adults, that tie our Catholic faith into current events.

 

Wed, Apr 1, 2020 -- Pope Francis's Address to the World

April 8 - Holy Week & the Paschal Mystery

Prayer Resources for Families

Specific and concise ideas on how to pray as a family, especially on Sunday, since we are unable to attend Sunday Mass.

 

Ascension Press, includes blog, video, and other resources 

 

Archdiocese of Washington, on Family Prayer

 

Tips for Livestream Mass, this blog from LifeTeen offers advice on participating in a Livestream of Mass. 

 

Virtual Gatherings for Families

Opportunities to gather as a community of families for prayer and shared life, in this time of social distancing.

 

Fridays at 3:00 pm, Rosary for families, via Zoom.

 

If you have other resources or ideas, or if you want to assist with the parish outreach, please contact Youth Minister Jeffrey Kremer at [email protected].

Mary our Mother, we ask for your intercession and loving protection on each of our families. As you raised the child Jesus in your home and helped him through every injury, illness, and argument, help us to love our children and families in the midst of many difficulties. St. Mary of the Assumption, pray for us!