If you haven’t come across it before, the Kids’ Bulletin is a blog created by a Catholic mum in Canada with weekly and seasonal downloadable resources to help children have some fun while getting more out of the readings at Sunday Mass. Now that families are following the Mass at home on Sundays, they are extra helpful in keeping young ones engaged and teaching them about the faith, and would be great for catechists to share with the families in their parishes. Read more
This Lent, Mission Together and Missio have two ranges of resources and activities for primary and for secondary age groups, geared to The Year of the Word, The God Who Speaks Read more
This year’s Lent resources from Mission Together include a Stations of the Cross liturgical resource for the first time. Read more
Have you seen the God Calls app from the National Office for Vocations? The app, aimed at 16-29 year olds, brings together daily scripture readings with reflection points, prayers, inspiring biographies of the saints and news and events from the Catholic world.
The Bible Society has a range of resources to use with children around Easter. The Seriously Surprising Story is a video of the disciples’ meeting with Jesus on the road to Emmaus. You can download it from the website , or play it on youTube. There is a booklet to accompany the film – minimum donation of £2 for a single copy, or £1 if ordering in bulk. Read more
Stations of the Cross in the Year of Mercy, with Fr Nick King SJ, produced by Southwark Catholic Youth Service.
These can be used for individual prayer and reflection via the podcast, or in larger groups using the videos.
Podcasts and videos are here
The Salesian Media Office shares a reflection, video and prayer each week to help young people reflect on the Gospel reading for the coming Sunday. It’s updated each week and is a great resource for young people themselves and form time prayers!
You can find the site here: http://www.the-etestament.co.uk
Many of us saw Cardinal Tagle on Flame 2, he puts out a Gospel reflection each week called ‘The World Exposed’. They tend to be uploaded on the Saturday night and are on the Sunday readings of the following day. You can find the latest ones through this link!
This fantastic video was written by David Wells and Animated by Tree Behrens for CYMFed Flame 2, and is a really powerful way of telling the story.
Wondering what the readings for the day are? Today, or in a few days? Universalis is here to help! It’s a fantastic resource, there’s also an app (which can more easily adjust to local liturgical calendars)
Biblegateway is incredibly helpful, and saves a lot of time typing out from the Lectionary/Bible… https://www.biblegateway.com