Faith Life
Adult Formation

Parents & Alumni

As a way to support our parents and alumni this summer, the Adult Formation Office has compiled a list of spiritual resources in tandem with the Archdiocese of Chicago. We hope you'll prayerfully consider at least one of the offerings below during these most difficult times. Know that our prayers are with you!
 
Virtual Prayer Groups and Book Clubs – You Can Still Register!
During these extraordinary times we wish to offer the following virtual initiatives as a means for our schools and parishes to build community and fortify our faith together. You do not need to be Catholic or live in the Chicago area to join – all are welcome!

Virtual Prayer Groups
Small groups that connect regularly to pray, read and reflect on scripture, share prayer intentions and share helpful tips/resources (meet approximately twice a week).
Small prayer groups will meet English, Spanish and Polish. Here's are the links: https://pvm.archchicago.org/events/covid-19-virtual-events

Book Clubs
Small groups read a selected book and meet about once per week to discuss them.
The following Virtual Book Club opportunities are currently available. Please click here to register.
 
For parishes or groups that would like to start their own book club, a few recommended books are as follows (most come with a study guide or one can be easily found).
Papal Documents (all available for free on the Vatican website) – “Evangelium Vitae,” “Gaudete et Exsultate” and “Laudato Si”.

Prayer Resources for Racial Justice: Link

Prayer Praying Through the Pandemic
Praying Through the Pandemic is a flexible resource for individual or group prayer, focused on praying about—and through—the COVID-19 pandemic. Available in English – Spanish coming soon. Click here.

Ongoing Prayer Resources
  • The Office for Divine Worship has additional prayer resources here.
  • Liturgy Training Publications (LTP) has responded to the current COVID-19 situation by developing opportunities to pray at home in English and Spanish. (Link)
  • Magnificat is currently offering complimentary access to its at-home prayer resources (English | Spanish)
  • Daily Catholic Gospel is a free daily email resource providing reflections on the Gospel of the day (English/Spanish)
  • Liturgia de la horas / Spanish liturgy of the Hours (Spanish)
  • Liturgy of the hours (Link 1) (Link 2)
  • Pray the Rosary with a Seminarian from Mundelein Seminary every Wednesday (Link)
  • Praying with daily readings. http://www.usccb.org/bible/ 
  • Creighton University’s Online Ministries homepage https://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html 
"God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil." - Mother Teresa 
 
The first rule for prayer, the most important first step, is not about how to do it, but to just do it; not to perfect and complete it but to begin it. Once the car is moving, it’s easy to steer it in the right direction, but it’s much harder to start it up when it’s stalled. So stop reading and start praying. Right now.

Peter Kreeft

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