Online Resources during This Time of Social Distancing
During this time of COVID-19, people and communities like ours are trying to courageously practice “social distancing” for the common good. And at the same time, we are called to fight the effects of anxiety and isolation that increase when so much of our experience and understanding is being turned upside down.
Perhaps during this extraordinary moment, we might commit ourselves to finding creative ways to be Church. Let us strive to be Church with our neighbors through phone calls, video-chats, letter-writing, social media messages … the things that will remind others that they – and we – are not alone. The latest information from the Diocese of Orlando is available HERE.
Unfortunately, there are some people trying to take advantage of this situation and scam people. Please note that Fr. Charlie will never email or text you asking for help. If you are unsure of a message you received please call the office at (352) 383-8556 to verify its integrity.
For a PDF of this page of resources, click here:Social Distancing Resource Hub
Below are some opportunities for online faith sharing and ways to stay engaged and connected with our community.
Livestream Mass from St. Patrick
Join us for Livestream Masses Sunday through Friday at 10:00 a.m.
- Through the gift of technology, experience our Masses live as they happen, or watch them anytime (even without a Facebook account) at: www.Facebook.com/StPatrickMtDora/videos
- La Misa en Español from St. Paul’s, Leesburg
Stay in Touch with Us!
- “LIKE” our Facebook Page
- MyParish App: To download text “App” to 88202 or search “myParish” in your app store
- View the St. Patrick bulletin
- Join for emails and notifications directly from the church. Text SPMD to 84576 to receive updates and news from St. Patrick via Flocknote
Celebrate Holy Week at Home
- The Triduum Liturgies will be livestreamed from St. James Cathedral in Orlando with Bishop Noonan.
Chrism Mass, Wednesday, April 8, 6:30 p.m. (bilingual)
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Thursday, April 9, 7:00 p.m. (bilingual)
Passion of Our Lord, Friday, April 10, 3:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter, Saturday, April 11, 8:00 p.m. (bilingual)
Please bookmark your favorite way in which to participate in the celebration of the sacred liturgies during Holy Week:
Join together in praying the Stations of the Cross using this video featuring members of our parish family leading the stations.
Adaptations of the Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday Rituals for Family and Household Prayer
- Children and Families: Prayers, Practices, and Activities from Sadlier Publishing
- Families: Activities for families to observe Holy Week at home from Pastoral Center
Morning, daytime, evening and night prayers online from Give Us This Day.
The St. Patrick Youth invite you to pray the Rosary every afternoon at 4:00 pm. The St. Patrick Youth are collectively praying together in their individual homes at that time. It is powerful to know that so many are lifting their prayers at once. Feel free to join them from your home. (Check out these Rosary Petitions in Time of Pandemic)
Join Fr. James Martin, SJ, Jesuit priest, author and editor-at-large at America, the national Catholic magazine, for faith sharing on Facebook at 3 pm daily.
Daily prayer and reflections on the Sunday Scriptures (for adults, teens, children)
From the Center for Action and Contemplation
Hallow is a meditation app that can help you find peace and growth in your spiritual journey.
Light a digital candle and share your prayer intentions from your home.
Faith Formation Resources
(First Communion and Confirmation are currently postponed. As we receive more information from the Diocese of Orlando, we will update you as to when these sacraments will be celebrated.)
- Children: Weekly Children’s Bulletins
- Children: Weekly Mass Resources for Kids
- PreK – 9th Grade: Pflaum Weeklies
- Teens: The Living Word
For families who are now schooling from home: Special School at Home Guide
Sunday Gospel Reflections and Actions for Teens
- Teens: Project YM Online Catholic Youth Night!
The virtual meetings are each Sunday at 8:00 pm for one hour. St. Patrick has subscribed to these meetings for our youth, so you just need to go to the live website. There are also discussion questions for parents and youth for further engagement following the meeting.
- Families: CatholicMom.com
- Families: Weekly Faith Formation Experience for Families from Franciscan Media
- Families: Home Chats
One-page conversation guides to enable you and your kids to discuss and build relevant leadership and life skills which are especially crucial right now. Each Home Chat guide uses a Habitude to build an applicable life skill by utilizing relevant visuals and activities to create a fun way for parents to engage their kids.
Music and Inspiration
During difficult times, music can draw us closer to God and, through God’s grace, bring peace to our troubled hearts. Discover both traditional and contemporary tunes that will inspire personal growth and add inspirational music to your days. There are many options including Songs for Lent, Songs for the Easter Season, Songs of Healing, etc.
Mental Health Information during a Pandemic
Sunday Giving and Donations
The suspension of Sunday Masses is likely to have a negative impact on our parish’s weekly income. The outreach St. Patrick’s continues to provide, as well as the ongoing daily operations of the parish (payroll, utilities, maintenance, etc.) are dependent on your generous regular giving. If you are already giving to the parish online – thank you! If you would like to learn how you can give online, please click HERE. Also, the parish office will remain open, so you can mail or drop off your envelope or contributions. Thank you for your generosity!
St. Vincent de Paul is temporarily closed. They will reopen when possible. In the meantime, any donations from St. Patrick will be saved for them.