At-Home Resources for Families & Faith Formation

Resources for Families 

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Novena for Migrants and Asylum-Seekers at the U.S. Border 


Daily Readings click HERE

XXVIII Sunday of Ordinary Time by Rev. Michael Vaughan, Pastor at Good Shepherd Parish in Elk Grove

"I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me." (Philippians 4:13)

This is the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  St. Paul shares the source of his strength, Christ Jesus.  St. John Paul II said "man is never stronger than when he's on his knees." On another occasion, Paul shared that it was precisely when he was weak that he was strong.  Looking at his life it is apparent that he overcame insurmountable obstacles because of his personal love for Christ.

We feel fear when we rely on our own human strength instead of God's.  Christ is the vine and we are the branches.  We need to learn to lean on Christ.  Whatever challenges life throws our way we must remember that we were born for this and I am not afraid because Christ is with me.  St. Patrick's breastplate is an eloquent prayer in this regard.

Do I have confidence in Christ? 
Where does my confidence come from? 
Do I lean on Christ or myself in my daily struggles?

Faith Formation Eucharistic Revival Resources

“One of the most admirable effects of Holy Communion is to preserve the soul from sin, and to help those who fall through weakness to rise again. It is much more profitable, then, to approach this divine Sacrament with love, respect, and confidence, than to remain away through an excess of fear and scrupulosity.” -St. Ignatius of Loyola

For Children:

For everyone

For Families

Kid's Liturgy: 

Laudato Si

Human Dignity Catechesis (bilingual resources)


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  • The Religion Teacher: The Religion Teacher's mission is to provide practical resources and teaching strategies for religious educators. As a part of that mission, these educational videos will explain the meaning of key Catholic teachings and prayer practices. Learn more at
  • Bible for Children Printable art activities, available in multiple languages online resource

*Examination of Conscience

Before celebrating the Sacrament of Penance, one should prepare oneself with an examination of conscience, which involves reflecting prayerfully on one's thoughts, words, and deeds in order to identify any sins. USCCB

For Children

For Young Adults

For Single people

For Married persons

Examination of Conscience in Light of Catholic Social Teaching


  • Lourdes Live Stream Spend time before Our Lady and implore her intercession by visiting her at Lourdes! This is also a great resource for your Sunday family rosary! Visit



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