Growing in Faith

Growing In Faith During A Pandemic

God is here

Gathering at Mass, sitting next to friends and other families packed in the pews, seems like a distant dream. Many of us are growing weary and long to go back to Mass indoors as we remember it. We want to dip our fingers in holy water as we enter our parish doors and sit where our heart desires. We want to hold hands at the Our Father, share the sign of peace, and receive communion on the tongue. In our hearts we cry out, "Enough is enough!". 

 

“My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will.”

~Matthew 26:39

The entire world contines to navigate and adapt to the affects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Anyone who thought this might be a short term disruption to our lives, especially our faith lives, can see now that it is all but short term. Our experience with Mass, our prayer life or routines, our involvement in ministry and faith formation all may have changed and been disrupted. However one thing has not changed. God never changes. He is still with us as He has been since the beginning of time. We may feel disconnected from Him sometimes. It may be more difficult to feel His presence with us. But, one thing we know for sure...He will never leave us.

 

“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

~Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)

 

God's promise that "I will never leave you nor forsake you" is found in multiple books of the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments. With this promise, we can be assured that He is always with us and encouraged to always be with God in faith and spirit. (www.biblestudytools.com)

 

We are all challenged to seek the Lord, pray and exercise our faith in new creative ways. This is true for every single Catholic in the world right now. We are not alone because God is with us, but we also are not alone because we are all in the same boat. Use the resources below and share any great Catholic faith resources you might have by emailing the Office of Religious Education at [email protected] New studies, retreats, prayers, and Catholic links will be edited and added weekly. 

 

Connect! Sunday Reflection for Sunday, March 7, 2021

Our Heart is Restless

 

Register for RECongress 2021

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  • $35 Registration fee
  • Speakers from around the world
  • Multiple International Catholic Liturgies and Prayer Services
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall open 24/7

Knights of Columbus

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Living In View of Eternity

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  • National Catholic Men's Conference
  • February 19-21, 2021
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My Peace I Give You

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  • 2021 National Catholic Women's Conference
  • March 12-14, 2021
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Faith and Family Collective

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  • Resources for building a meaningful Domestic Church
  • Lenten Family Reflection Kit
  • Family Faith Formation materials

The Catholic Company Morning Offering

Morning Offering

Catholic Moral Teaching and Tradition on COVID-19 Vaccines

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Unleashing the Power of Intercessory Prayer

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  • Monday, February 15th 7PM-8:30PM CST
  • Free Webinar
  • Dr. Joseph Hollcraft and Dan Burke

The Word 2021

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  • The International Catholic Bible Summit
  • February 11-13
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2021 Holy Spirit Healing Conference Saturday, January 30, 2021

Holy Spirit Healing Conference

Protect Every Life

Created for Worship January 21-23, 2021