A few years ago, we began the ministry of a Parish App to provide both the connection to parish and spiritual nourishment for our parishioners on their digital devices. As our parish website as been redesigned and has become mobile friendly, a large majority of features on the parish app were being duplicated and done better on the parish website. On top of this, over the past three years, a tremendous number of “Catholic Apps” have been developed that provide a vast array of content that reaches far more than we could do as a parish.
On our new parish website, there is a section called “Spiritual Nourishment”. This will include various articles, videos and original SVDP content. However, many find it useful to have many other of the many apps available for your Spiritual Growth. Today we share a few of those with you.
Laudate App: This is considered one of the best of Catholic Apps. It provides you with Daily Mass Readings, Reflections, Rosary, Confession Examination, a Bible, access to the Catechism and many Catholic Podcast. Android iPhone
iBreviary: The Liturgy of the Hours is the prayer of Psalms throughout the day. This is prayed by every priest and deacon but is also meant to be prayed by the entire Church! This app includes the Liturgy of the Hours and Mass Readings and prayers. Android iPhone
Initiated is a weekly series in which we "drop-in" on RCIA Class to learn with them and pray with them. This week Fr. Dan talks about how we know Jesus by letting relationship with Him influence everything we do!
Visit FORMED.org for movies, audiobooks and ebooks plus many studies to learn more about your Catholic Faith
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Learn along with the RCIA Candidates about your Catholic Faith with this YouTube series! This week Deacon Richard spoke about Heaven, Hell and Purgatory and the experience of Christian Hope.
When battered by life’s storms, or immersed in a dense fog of suffering and uncertainty, we may feel alone and unequipped to handle the circumstances. Yet with words that echo through thousands of years into the corners of our hearts, the Lord says to us, “Do not fear: I am with you” (Isaiah 41:10).
He speaks these words not as one who merely observes our pain, but as one who experienced immense suffering. And the very wounds that bear witness to his suffering indicate the essence of our identity and worth: we are loved by God.
Reflecting on the healed wounds of the Risen Christ, we see that even our most difficult trials can be the place where God manifests his victory. He makes all things beautiful. He makes all things new.
He is always with us. Jesus promised this when he gave the disciples the same mission he gives to each of us: Go.
Go be my hands and feet to a world enslaved by fear. Go to the woman who is unexpectedly pregnant and fears the future. Go to your friend who fears reprisal at work because he takes a stand for the protection of human life. Go to your aging parent in failing health who fears being a burden. And go to others, too, for their support.
We don’t need to have everything figured out. We can simply follow the guidance of Our Blessed Mother, the first disciple: “Do whatever he tells you” (John 2:5).
Walk with each other. Do not be afraid to embrace God’s gift of life. Whatever storms or trials we face, we are not alone. He is with us.
“Behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).
Art: Giovanni Bernardino Azzolino, The Ascension, early 17th century. Courtesy of Restored Traditions. Used with permission. NABRE © 2010 CCD. Used with permission. Copyright © 2017, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C. All rights reserved.
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