This Week in Ministry
A new issue of This Week in Ministry is available for every week with resources for use in communications, liturgy, reflections, prayer, and more. We do the work so you don’t have to! New issues are available at least 10 days in advance of the week they are for. The issues are numbered based on the week of the liturgical year. CatholicCurrent.org.
Busted Halo is a unique media resource that utilizes a relevant and accessible voice to help people understand the Catholic faith, put it into practice in their everyday lives, and share it with others.
Our vision is for a more joyful and meaningful experience of Catholicism that positively impacts people’s lives. At Busted Halo, we aim to bring the joy of the Gospel to all people in innovative and creative ways. Through articles, video, podcasts, radio, and social media, we aspire to help Catholics embrace their faith more fully. We value the experiences and questions of people seeking to better understand their faith and offer resources to better comprehend and share the richness of the Catholic faith.
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching as we act to:
PROMOTE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and,
SERVE CATHOLICS IN THE UNITED STATES as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world.
As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, we work with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality. https://www.crs.org/
Sometimes things can go very wrong in a marriage. Retrouvaille is a program to help heal and support married couples experiencing difficulties, couples broken, lonely and hurting. It’s also for couples who have separated or divorced and want to try again. For more information and registration, call 352-274-4614. All calls and names held in strictest confidence.
Vibrant Faith @ Home is an interactive, online resource center that offers free faith formation tips and tools to build a “stronger, more faith-focused family.” Its offerings are based on the Four Keys for Passing on Faith: Caring Conversation, Rituals and Traditions, Devotional Practices, and Service. Downloads include explanation of the Four Keys, family activities, parenting advice, blogs, devotions, articles, how-to videos, interactive forums and Bible basics. Vibrant Faith @ Home’s writing team is made up of an ecumenical group of clergy and laity. A publicity tool kit to promote the site’s use in the congregation is provided free of charge. A Spanish language version of the website and all its resources is also available. While offerings are free, sign up is required. A companion site, Vibrant Faith Ministries, sells related resources, including “Taking Faith Home” a lectionary-based bulletin insert series. Vibrant Faith @ Home can also be accessed using a mobile phone application that can be downloaded from the website. http://www.vibrantfaithathome.org/
3-Minute Retreats invite you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage. Knowing that not everyone prays at the same pace, you have control over the pace of the retreat. After each screen, a Continue button will appear. Click it when you are ready to move on. If you are new to online prayer, the basic timing of the screens will guide you through the experience. https://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer