COVID-19

During this time, we are ALL called to minister to young people and each other. We are here to assist you in light of the changes brought about by COVID-19.

If you have found NFCYM’s free resources to be a blessing, would you consider supporting our work?

Coping with Crisis: Webinars and Discussions

NFCYM is continuously holding new webinars and discussion series to bring everyone together during these difficult times to support one another and share ideas.

Below are links to upcoming events and a link to view previous session recordings.

Together As One: A Gift of Catholic Comedy and Song

We could all use a little laughter, fellowship, and entertainment right now. Watch our two-episode event featuring dozens of national Catholic performers and artists for a series of musical and comedy shorts, aimed to lift your spirits and make you smile.

Resources for...

Events for Teens:

Free Ministry Resources:

 

Ministry During Crisis:

See “Tools and Tips for Working & Ministering Remotely” for virtual platform guidance

Virtual Ministry Resources

 

Event Guidance

Prayer & Faith Formation at Home:

 

Activities & Schedules While Staying In:

 

Talking about COVID-19:

Live Stream Masses

 

Adoration

 

Live Prayer Sessions & Easter Season Resources

 

Resources for Virtual Mass & Re-Opening

 

Prayers for Pandemic

 

Other Prayer Resources

Coping with Anxiety

 

Technology Overload

 

Speaking to Children

Stop the spread.

Even if you are not particularly concerned about the risk to yourself or your own family, these tactics will protect others who may be more vulnerable. Many of us will carry the virus before having any symptoms (and may never develop any).

  • Wash your hands well for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Sing the refrain to Michael Joncas’ song “On Eagle’s Wings” (“And he will raise you up…”) while you wash.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.
  • Follow the guidance of local officials.
  • Stay home if you become ill.

Don’t take what you don’t need.

Hoarding worsens the situation, and can lead to more infections and more impacts for the most vulnerable.

  • Leave the masks to others. Masks only make sense for health care workers and those who are infected. They are not guaranteed to prevent transmission anyway.
  • Do not overbuy supplies. Retailers are being wiped out of disinfectants and other supplies, leaving some who most need them without. Be prepared, but be thoughtful and reasonable.

Advocate for the vulnerable and targeted.

• Have compassion for those most at risk. Stand up for those who need the most help and make sure they are being cared for, without judgment.
• Fight racism. Discrimination against those with Asian background only hurts the situation.

Proactively love your neighbor!

• Check in on isolated or vulnerable neighbors and offer to help with specific tasks such as shopping, child or pet care, cleaning, etc.
• If you are in a position of power, use that power for the good of all. Allow workers to work from home or take time off, limit large gatherings, follow government guidance, etc.
• Thank those on the front lines who are protecting us, such as health care workers, police, firefighters. Be gentle and kind with them.
• Pray for all those affected by the crisis.

from A Faith Response to the Coronavirus (English) (Spanish)

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Other

 

Oración

Webinars:

  • Living Faith amid COVID-19 Outbreak | Sống Đức Tin Giữa Cơn Đại Dịch COVID-19 – Friday, May 1
  • Supporting Parents of Children w/Special Needs | Buổi Hội Thảo Hướng Dẫn các Gia Đình có Các Em cần Sự Chăm Sóc Đặc Biệt – Tuesday, May 26

If you have found NFCYM’s free resources to be a blessing, would you consider supporting our work?

Now, more than ever, we are all called to walk with our young Church. NFCYM is focused on connecting our community, now and in the future, through opportunities to unite, be formed, and gain access to relevant resources.