Coronavirus Resources


This time of uncertainty has upended many good plans for faith formation, RCIA preparation, youth ministry, and parish observances - not to mention the closure of schools which has moved the education and sacramental preparation of children to the digital sphere. 

However, a time of physical distancing does not inhibit our abilities to draw closer to God in prayer and to one another, whether in our homes or virtually. 

First, the Archbishop has issued several directives regarding COVID-19. It is imperative that anyone responsible for parish life review this most recent guidance, available at this link.  

Additionally, the OEEC has issued a guidance document for matters of faith formation in these times. If you are responsible for faith formation or sacramental preparation, we recommend reviewing this document. 

Finally, the OEEC has curated an extensive amount of resource specific to different ministries and demographics which we hope are helpful in engaging the domestic Church and deepening all of our spiritual lives. Please click through the resources below, organized by demographic or use this quick links: 

(Please note: some will open as separate web-pages for you to look at.)

If you have any resources you would like us to consider adding, please email oeec@aohct.org


Coronavirus-specific Prayers and Resources

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Online Resources for Everyone  

  • Bayard’s “Living with Christ” provides the texts of the Sunday liturgies free of charge as an aid to worship.
  • Busted Halo is a popular resource full of videos, podcasts, blogs, and other resources to help you grow in your faith. 
  • The Catholic Apostolate Center has prepared a Resource Center including podcasts and blogs, prayers and webinars, and more to deepen your spiritual life during this time. 
  • Catholic Mom has a great compilation of resources for every season.
  • Dynamic Catholic has collated their resources: 
    • Their daily reflection programs have been archived: 
    • Study guides for all of their books are available now online 
    • Everyday Life” encouragement and inspiration on a variety of everyday topics 
  • Lifelong Catechesis from Our Sunday Visitor uses the Sunday readings to offer reflections, stories of saints, and other activities week by week.
  • Liturgical Press has made the digital version of “Give Us This Day” available.
  • Loyola Press’ 3-Minute Retreats are a popular resource for taking a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage.
  • Loyola Press also provides Sunday Connections to unpack the Sunday Scripture. 
  • Magnificat is now offering complimentary access to its online edition, as well as iOS and Android apps throughout May. This is available in both English and Spanish. 
  • The USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) offers the following prayer-deepening resources: