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Bringing Faith Formation Home

Faith Formation involves more than classes.  Here are some staff recommendations:

Catholic Media

The Catholic Channel: Not What You’d Expect (Sirius XM channel 129)
http://www.siriusxm.com/thecatholicchannel
The archdiocese of New York’s satellite radio station – designed not to be “stained glass” Catholic radio – is surprisingly entertaining.
CatholicTV
http://www.catholictv.com/home.aspx
The archdiocese of Boston’s Catholic TV channel has gone national! 

Catholic Blogs

The Deacon’s Bench: Where a Roman Catholic deacon ponders the world
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/deaconsbench/
A Concord Pastor Comments:  Fr. Austin Fleming of Holy Family, Concord
http://concordpastor.blogspot.com/
Cardinal Sean’s blog
http://www.cardinalseansblog.org/

Catholic websites

http://www.vatican.va/phome_en.htm
The Vatican’s website, loaded with information from Rome, including recent beatifications and canonizations, papal encyclicals, and an amazing virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel.  Set aside some time to explore the riches of this website!
http://www.patheos.com/Catholic.html
The Patheos website is geared toward conversation on all different faiths; the Catholic channel hosts a variety of writers on many topics. 
The Archdiocese of Boston's Web Site
http://www.bostoncatholic.org/
Ample material on the Pastoral Planning Proposal
http://www.planning2012.com/2012-consultation/
Boston Pilot
http://www.thebostonpilot.com/
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
http://www.usccb.org/
Readings of the day 
http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/
Understanding the Bible
http://www.usccb.org/bible/understanding-the-bible/
Church and Mass Locator
http://www.masstimes.org/
Resources on the Roman Missal, 3rd Edition
http://old.usccb.org/romanmissal/
The Bible, searchable
http://www.biblegateway.com/
The Documents of the Second Vatican Council
http://www.cin.org/vatiidoc.html
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc.htm
The Sunday Website of St. Louis U.
http://liturgy.slu.edu/
Catholic News Service
http://www.catholicnews.com/
Since You Asked
http://www.disciplesnow.com/channels/4/index.html
CyberFaith -Resources for People of Faith
http://www.cyberfaith.com/
Children learn to pray
http://www.cptryon.org/prayer/child/
American Catholic.org
http://www.americancatholic.org/

Smart Phone apps (There’s an app for that? Yes!)

iMissal is available for Android, iPhones and even the Kindle. Has daily Mass reading, Catholic News, Saint of the Day, and so much more. http://www.imissal.com/

Divine Office simplifies the praying of the Liturgy of the Hours. No more page turning. Also available right on your desktop from any PC or Mac, as well as any Android, iPhone, Kindle. http://divineoffice.org/

The Rosary.jpg This Rosary app for
iPhone (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rosary-miracle-prayer/id373335581?mt=8#) and
Android Phones (https://market.android.com/details?id=maria.rosary)
from the Pauline Sisters is one of the best available.  There are other great prayer apps available at http://store.pauline.org/

iPhone-1.jpg Saint of the Day app for iPhones (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/saint-of-the-day/id386807667?mt=8), from St. Anthony Messenger Press, is geared to teens and adults. 

Daily Prayer

Creighton U. Daily Reflections
http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/daily.html

http://www.sacredspace.ie/
3 minutes of peaceful prayer. 

Busted Halo "An online magazine for spiritual seekers"
http://bustedhalo.com/

Resource for Young Adults
http://thejesuitpost.org/site/