• March 27, 2020 — Bishop Kettler video message: ‘We are the Church – together’

https://youtu.be/QrU0mnmQrTs

 

  • March 27, 2020 – Bishop Kettler’s update to pastors

http://stcdio.org/march-27-2020-bishop-kettlers-update-to-pastors/

 

  • March 21, 2020 – Video message from Bishop Kettler: The Church is with you and offers its support during these challenging times

https://youtu.be/HvKRPR-U1cg

 

  • March 17, 2020 – Bishop Kettler: Public Masses in diocese suspended through April 13

http://thecentralminnesotacatholic.org/bishop-kettler-public-masses-in-diocese-suspended-through-april-13/

 

  • March 13, 2020 – Bishop Kettler: Catholics dispensed from Sunday Mass obligation, events canceled/postponed

http://thecentralminnesotacatholic.org/bishop-kettler-catholics-dispensed-from-sunday-mass-obligation-events-canceled-postponed/

 

  • March 9, 2020 — Statement from Bishop Kettler

http://thecentralminnesotacatholic.org/bishop-kettler-take-precautions-to-minimize-spread-of-coronavirus/

 

  • Spiritual Resources/Prayers

    1. Resources from Catholic Education Ministries for faith formation with children
      http://familytogether.stcdio.org
    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: www.stcdio.org/tvmass
    3. Livestream of daily Mass at St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville
      https://saintjohnsabbey.org/live
    4. Livestream of Pope Francis’ Masses
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxIsefyl9g9A5SGWA4FvGIA/videos
    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: www.GUTD.net/Digital.
    6. Steps for Spiritual Communion
    7. Downloadable prayer card seeking intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe
      (English) http://www.usccb.org/about/communications/upload/prayer-coronavirus-2020-card.pdf
      (Spanish) http://www.usccb.org/about/communications/upload/prayer-coronavirus-2020-card-spanish.pdf
    8. Text of pope’s prayer to Mary during coronavirus pandemic
      http://thecentralminnesotacatholic.org/text-of-popes-prayer-to-mary-during-coronavirus-pandemic
    9. 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
      https://mcgrath.nd.edu/resources
    10. Por Obispo Kettler: Misas públicas en la diócesis suspendidas hasta el 13 de abril
      http://thecentralminnesotacatholic.org/por-obispo-kettler-misas-publicas-en-la-diocesis-suspendidas-hasta-el-13-de-abril
    11. Resources in Spanish/Misas es Español y otros servicios.
      http://www.catholictv.org/esne-live
      https://www.ewtn.com/espanol/index.asp
    12. Sadlier Religion resources – En español
      https://bit.ly/2JceBp3

 

  • Holy Week Resources

    1. Holy Week resources for families (Sadlier Religion)
      https://www.sadlier.com/religion/blog/holy-week-resources-for-families
    2. Activity centers for Holy Week (Loyola Press)
      https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/parish-ministry/intergenerational-catechesis/passion-and-resurrection/activity-center-good-friday-intergenerational-event
    3. Video: Holy Week in 3 Minutes (Busted Halo)
      https://bustedhalo.com/video/watch-holy-week-in-three-minutes
    4. Video: Palm Sunday for teens
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3Vor55BoE0
    5. A Catholic Guide to Holy Week Symbols (Busted Halo)
      https://bustedhalo.com/ministry-resources/a-catholic-guide-to-holy-week-symbols
    6. Guided meditation – Holy Thursday (Ave Maria Press)
      https://www.avemariapress.com/engagingfaith/2010/03/guided-meditation-jesus-washes-his
    7. Guided meditation – Good Friday (Ave Maria Press)
      https://www.avemariapress.com/engagingfaith/2011/04/guided-meditation-peter-denies-jesus
    8. Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl – Stations of the Cross
      https://www.crsricebowl.org/stations-of-the-cross

 

 

  • 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
      https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
    2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coronavirus page
      https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html 
    3. Catholic Health Association coronavirus resources
      https://www.chausa.org/newsroom/coronavirus-resources
    4. Taking care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty
      http://thecentralminnesotacatholic.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty
    5. Central Minnesota Council on Aging – Telephone reassurance and home-delivered meals
      CMCOA-resource.docx
  • Resources for Parishes and Schools

    1. Catholic Mutual coronavirus information
      https://www.catholicmutual.org/portals/0/CARESCoronavirus2019.pdf
    2. Minnesota Department of Health guidance for Schools and Child Care
      https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools.html