Pastors and Parish Leaders

The coronavirus presents unprecedented challenges to parish life.  The following resources aim to help pastors and parish leaders face these challenges as opportunities.  They offer specific approaches to communicating with parish communities, engaging technology to meet our parishioners in their isolation and share the Gospel through a ministry of accompaniment.
Please note that 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.  

Parish Resources

  • Leadership Roundtable has compiled helpful suggestions and resources for parish management during this current crisis.  Click here.
  • For an outstanding resource intended to inspire and equip Catholic Parishes to respond to the challenges of COVID, visit Divine Renovation and request the free resource kit here.
  • The Catholic Apostolate Center has assembled excellent resources for parishes as well as specific webinars, suggestions and resources around the ministry of accompaniment during these days of isolation.
  • Here is a simple, excellent guide for using Facebook to strengthen your faith community at this time, Faith on Facebook Toolkit
  • Celebrating Mass at Home is a one page guide to help you can share with parish households who attend Mass virtually during these days of social distancing. (Downloads a PDF)  
  • A simple guide to accompanying people during their grief at this time can be found here, Coping with Grief during COVID-19.

Coronavirus-specific Prayers and Resources