Relevant Guides for COVID-19 Preparedness

Statements from Bishop Kettler

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 (PDF)
  7. Examen for Life During COVID-19 (Ignatian Solidarity Network)
    https://ignatiansolidarity.net/blog/2020/03/14/examen-covid-19
  8. 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
  9. Text of pope’s prayer to Mary during coronavirus pandemic
    http://thecentralminnesotacatholic.org/text-of-popes-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
    https://mcgrath.nd.edu/resources
  11. 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
  12. Resources in Spanish/Misas es Español y otros servicios.
    http://www.catholictv.org/esne-live
    https://www.ewtn.com/espanol/index.asp
  13. Centro San Benito of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville – Recursos en español
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/CentroSanBenitoMN
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCu6dZcyIqL8cc2e648Ixm4A
  14. Sadlier Religion resources – En español
    https://bit.ly/2JceBp3

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

https://www.ccstcloud.org/program-status

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. Materials and resources for COVID-19 response
    https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/materials/index.html
  2. Minnesota Department of Health coronavirus page
    https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coronavirus page
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
  4. Catholic Health Association coronavirus resources
    https://www.chausa.org/newsroom/coronavirus-resources
  5. 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
  6. Assumption Community Faith in Action – Caregiver services
    http://www.assumptioncommunityfaithinaction.com/services/caregiver
  7. 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