Relevant Guides for COVID-19 Preparedness

Statements from Bishop Kettler

Spiritual Resources/Prayers

    1. Resources from Catholic Education Ministries for faith formation with children
    2. To view the diocesan-produced TV Mass online, or find the channel numbers vary based on location and type of TV service (cable, satellite, antenna), visit:
    3. Livestream of daily Mass at St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville
    4. Livestream of Pope Francis’ Masses
    5. Give Us This Day, a monthly publication centered on the Word of God, is making available at no charge a digital file of its periodical, which includes daily Mass texts:
    6. Steps for Spiritual Communion
    7. Examen for Life During COVID-19 (Ignatian Solidarity Network)
    8. Downloadable prayer card seeking intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe
    9. Text of pope’s prayer to Mary during coronavirus pandemic
    10. Free online courses – University of Notre Dame McGrath Institute for Church Life
      The Pillars of the Church
      Saturdays with the Saints
      Journey with The Saint John’s Bible
    11. Por Obispo Kettler: Misas públicas en la diócesis suspendidas hasta el 13 de abril
    12. Resources in Spanish/Misas es Español y otros servicios.
    13. Centro San Benito of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville – Recursos en español
    14. Sadlier Religion resources – En español

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud’s response to pandemic

How to prevent the spread of the virus

    1.  Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
    2.  Use hand sanitizer.
    3.  Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
    4.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    5.  Stay home if you are ill.

Medical/Caregiver Resources

    1. Minnesota Department of Health coronavirus page
    2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coronavirus page 
    3. Catholic Health Association coronavirus resources
    4. Taking care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty
    5. Assumption Community Faith in Action – Caregiver services
    6. Central MN Council on Aging resources on grocery/RX delivery and telephone reassurance throughout the region
      Grocery/Meals/RX delivery service  (PDF)
      Reassurance guide (PDF) – support and phone visits to elderly