During this challenging time, churches may be closed, but we are still a Catholic community. Check back frequently for new resources to help live out your faith while keeping physically distant. #WeAreAllInThisTogether
New York State Coronavirus updates.
Rensselaer County coronavirus information
Coronavirus guidelines from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany; including links to watching Mass on TV, faith at home resources Catholic Charities updates and more.
Catholic Charities updates; includes phone numbers.
May is mental health awareness month. Here are two great resources:
Making your own cloth mask
Cloth Face Coverings for Children During COVID-19 from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The full transcript of Pope Francis' Ubi et orbi meditation and the complete video.
To take a virtual tour of the Basilicas and Chapels at the Vatican
To use as background music:
Brother Mickey McGrath on his inspirational paintings:
Sister Wendy Becket on 3 pieces of art in Rome: Bernini's statue of Apollo and Daphne, Carravagio's painting of the Conversion of St. Paul and Michaelangelo's Pieta.
A Virtual Tour of the Holy Land by the Holy Land Franciscans
Career Crisis in Quarantine: Facing the Millenial Drama with Christ, by Stephen G. Adubato for Millenial: Young Catholics, Ancient Faith, A New Century
Mass on TV: Tips for Transforming the Couch into a Pew from Busted Halo
Pray, Breathe, Be: Managing Stress and Anxiety During Difficult Times, by Rev. Thomas E. Konopka, LCSW, from the RCDA
We are all Monks Now - America Magazine. Advice for living under quarantine from Trappist Monks.
Podcast: from Inside the Vatican with Archbishop Arthur Roche on celebrating liturgies from home.
From the jesuit Post: Easter Doesn't Offer Sudden and Final Jolts of Perfect Realization, thoughts on Easter during a pandemic.
From America Magazine: On Watching a Mass on YouTube at Which I Was Scheduled to Preside, Sam Sawyer, SJ
Fr. Bob Longobucco, Vicar General and pastor of St. Kateri Tekakwitha answers a Facebook question about Finding God in the Midst of Suffering.
From America magazine: Facing the Covid-19 Storm, Put Your Faith in the Lord, Pope Francis Tells Rome and the World.
Fr. Dave Dwyer from Busted Halo shares advice for practicing our faith while unable to attend Mass. (text and audio)
A homily by Fr. Richard Vosko from The Evangelist in this time of physical distancing
Fr. James Martin with one of his 40 days of funny videos. - New joke from day 6
Eight jokes from Breaking the Habit.
Jeanne & Jim Gaffigan playing "How well do you know your Catholic Spouse" with Cardinal Dolan and Fr. Dave Dwyer.
Friars who dance on TikTok from twitter!
Your home is the domestic church and the only church you can attend during this time of physical distancing. How have your pets become involved in your domestic church? Your pets are probably excited to have so much time with their family. Rejoice in being able to spend more time with them. This video from Franciscan Media is from the blessing of the pets on the feast of St. Francis. Enjoy!
A brief tour of St. Peter's Basilica from Catholic TV