Holy Week: Family Resources

Family Resources

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Holy Week with Sadlier

Holy Week with Loyola Press

Holy Week with Catechist Cafe

Creating your own Family Prayer Space

Reencounter the mystery of Easter as you walk with Dorothy Day, Francis of Assisi, Hildegard of Bingen, Teilhard de Chardin, Julian of Norwich, and Paul the Apostle in this free online retreat -
 Fully Alive: An Easter Retreat
by Good Ground Press

Holy Week: Rituals

To best help you and your family celebrate Holy Week while we are apart -

Holy Week

Holy Week at Home
by Liturgical Press
includes Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday,
Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday rituals

Celebrations of the Word for Holy Week
by the Diocese of Davenport
includes Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday,
Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday rituals

Washing of the Feet

Resources for YOU

My St. Mary Family,
Here you will find resources to aid in your faith journey while we remain apart. 
Know of my prayers for you and yours,  Fr. Ross

Palm Sunday

5th Sunday of Lent

4th Sunday of Lent

Magnificat is providing complimentary access to their online version

Word Among Us is providing complimentary access to their online version

2020 Lenten Reflections, presented by Dynamic Catholic

A Coronavirus Prayer, by Kerry Weber

Daily Mass with Bishop Robert Barron

The Rosary Online

Ascension Presents

Stations of the Cross from home



The Electric Waffle Podcast with Katie Prejean & Tommy McGrady

The Fr. Mike Schmitz Podcast

Catholic Sprouts: the daily podcast for Catholic kids

The Millennial Catholic Podcast: Conversations with a Priest

COVID-19 Update




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Together, we build the Kingdom. Together, we build our home.

Mass Times

Due to COVID-19 all liturgies have been suspended until further notice


Faith Formation At Home

Click above for a facts and tips if you'd like some quick ideas
about how to talk with your children about COVID-19.

 Our youngest kids are missing their friends from preschool and kindergarten, too. Here is a brief video with Elton the Elephant to share with your children as you reassure them that things are going to be okay.

If you prefer a quick video summary with some great suggestions, click HERE.

You can download a PDF and fold it into a booklet to talk to your kids in a comic book format about the Coronavirus HERE

Lent is not about what you give up. It is about who you become. Who will you become?

As Lent ends with Holy Week, take some time as a family to talk about “who you have become”.  Reflect on your prayers, service and sacrifices and ask…

...what have we done to be of service to others during this time?
...what can we continue to do?

...how have we offered our prayers of thanksgiving during this time?
...how can we continue to make time to offer prayers for ourselves and others?

...how have our sacrifices been helpful to our family members and our community?
...what sacrifices can we weave into the fabric of our daily life?

Try these worksheets to fill in some time at home:

Click here for instructions to create an Easter Wreath with your family!
click here for directions on how to create your own Resurrection Eggs!

Video for PreK-1

Kindergarten worksheet

Grades 1, 2 worksheet

Grades 3, 4 worksheet

Grades 5, 6 worksheet

Grades 4, 5, 6 activity sheet

Word on Wednesdays for High School

St. Catherine of Siena

She lived hundreds of years ago, during the 1300’s and her Feast Day is April 29.  Families might view this brief video for an overview of St. Catherine’s life.


GOSPEL FOR SUNDAY, April 12, 2020: Easter Sunday

John 20: 1-9

This is the story of Jesus’ Resurrection. This video  offers a great summary of the Triduum, and the Resurrection story in John’s gospel. For older children, or those who prefer to simply read the gospel, here is the Youth Friendly printed version. 

Discussion questions for younger children:  You know how it feels when someone you love is going to be away from you for a long time. How do you think Jesus’ friends, family and followers felt when he died?  What do you think they thought when they discovered his body missing from the tomb? Jesus rising represents new life. Take a family walk (being mindful of social distancing) and look for all of the signs of new life as spring approaches. 

Discussion questions for older children:  Why do you think Mary Magdalene, Peter, and John did not at first know what to make of the empty tomb? If you had been among them, what might you have seen as a "clue" inside the tomb? How do you think John interpreted this clue? Name some of the things this reading reveals to you about these three disciples.

ProjectYM Live

Parents & Teens - 

Each week, Project Youth Ministry hosts an hour long broadcast with some of the top Youth Ministers and Evangelizers in the Young Church today.

Sunday Nights

You can find the link here!

Parent/Teen Guide
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Sunday, April 5

Fr. Mike Schmitz


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