Ongoing Ministerial Development & Resources: Prayer

OLFF staff curated examples of webinars, articles, and books that may be helpful to those serving as catechetical or youth ministry leaders in parishes.

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Prayer and Spirituality

Three-Minute Retreats

Online prayer from Loyola Press

Short, daily prayer meditations

54 RCIA Resources for Lent


Links to podcasts, articles, and prayers for walking with the elect through Lent and the Triduum.

Daily Mass Readings

USCCB Website

Lectionary readings and special feasts for each day; includes searchable calendar

Deaf Bible

Faith Comes by Hearing & Deaf Bible Society website

Videos of sacred Scripture proclaimed in American Sign Language

Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network

USA and Canada Apostleship of Prayer website

Sharable video and print resources focused on the Pope's monthly prayer intentions

Spirituality Once Removed

NFCYM Webinar

Mike Patin shares with us the siphons of spirituality and reminds us that we as humans have limits.  He also gives tips and tricks to prevent burnout such as making a soul smile list or using the acronym PRAY to rejuvenate a burnt out soul. Link

Stations of the Cross for Autistic People

Free download from Father Mark Nolette

Scriptural Stations of the Cross that connects the story of Jesus’ Passion and Death with the specific challenges faced by people on the autism spectrum and those who love them. Link

The Way of the Listener: 10 Steps for Listening to Homilies (even bad ones)

Ave Maria Press Webinar

Fr. Joshua Whitfield shares 10 strategies to put into practice when listening to a Homily  that will help us gain more wisdom and understanding of the Scripture, and help us dive deeper into prayer.

Your Peak Life Now: How to Face Career Decline with Faith and Grace

Christianity Today

Essay suggests the best way to prepare for our inevitable demise is a healthy focus on death, discipleship, and worship.