Church Begins at Home

 

Current Resources Page

Sunday, November 29th- First Sunday of Advent

 

Past resources pages are at the bottom of the page. 

 


A Message from Fr. Desmond Drummer

While the COVID-19 pandemic upends religious routines and expectations for parish life, I am encouraged because I know that church begins at home.

For those who, like me, live alone, it means that we must nurture our relationship with the Lord in such a way that when we join with others in the faith community the depth of our relationship and commitment bears fruit for others.

For those who live in a household -- whether as a couple, blended family or multiple generations -- church is not something we visit once or twice a week. It is who we are together as sons and daughters of God who lead one another toward our God-given purpose.

This is to say, I am not worried about what will happen to our parish. My pastoral commitment to you during the present crisis is that the parish staff and I will support you as you seek to cultivate your relationship with God as individuals, households and families. While this aspect of ministry is not new, we now have an opportunity to exclusively focus on this essential aspect of building up the Body of Christ. 

During this time, when we are observing curfews and spending more time at home, my prayer is that you grow closer to God and stronger in your identity as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Our growth in faith will, among other things, deepen our care and concern for all members of the human family and our beloved planet, our common home. The parish staff and I will support you. And we all will continue praying for one another. 

This page contains resources that will support your journey of faith during this pandemic. The weekly material corresponds with the Biblical readings of a given Sunday.  Select the identifying category or categories that work best for you and/or your household. Please know that there is no way you can do any of this wrong -- simply take the first step and let the Lord surprise you. 

If you have any questions or need some assistance, do not hesitate to contact Lyndon Batiste at lbatiste@mbschurch.com. Of course, I am also here to support you. 

When we gather together again at the Lord's Table -- whenever that will be -- we will be stronger because we used the time we were given to prioritize our understanding that church begins at home.

Your Brother in Christ,

Father Desmond Drummer

 


Discipleship: Rejoice and Be Glad!

 

The Domestic Church

 

 

 

Helpful Information & Refreshers 

Understanding the Bible

FAQs about the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catholic Social Teaching

 

Inspiration from Pope Francis

Moment of Prayer (Urbi et orbi) on Friday, March 27

(full text or video in English)

Message for Lent 2020

World Peace Day Message 2020

Rejoice and Be Glad: On the Call to Holiness in Today's World

(read online or order a copy)

Christ is Alive: To Young People and the Entire People of God

(read online or order a copy)

Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship

Visit the online resource page to learn more about what Pope Francis has to say on cooperation and unity in our world.

 


Past Resources Pages

Sunday, March 15 -- Third Sunday of Lent

Sunday, March 22 -- Fourth Sunday of Lent

Sunday, March 29 -- Fifth Sunday of Lent

Holy Week 2020

Sunday, April 5 -- Palm Sunday

Thursday, April 9 - Holy Thursday

Friday, April 10 - Good Friday

Saturday, April 11 - Holy Saturday & Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 12 - Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 19 - Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Sunday, April 26 - Third Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 3 - Fourth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 10 - Fifth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 17 - Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 24 - Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Sunday, May 31 - Solemnity of Pentecost

Sunday, June 7 - Holy Trinity Sunday

Sunday, June 14 - Corpus Christi Sunday

Sunday, June 21 - Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, June 28 - Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, July 5 - Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, July 12 - Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, July 19 - Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, July 26 - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, August 2 - Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, August 9 - Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, August 16 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, August 23 - Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, August 30 - Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, September 6 - Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, September 13 - Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, September 20 - Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, September 27 - Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, October 4 - Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, October 11 - Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, October 18 - Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, October 25 - Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, November 1 - The Solemnity of All Saints

Sunday, November 8th- Thirty-Second Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday, November 15th- Thirty-Third Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday, November 22nd- The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe