Covid-19 Resources for Distance Learning and Ministry

XBSS Institution Pages Concerning COVID-19

Lowell Catholic
Malden Catholic
Mount St. Joseph High School*
Nazareth Regional High School
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
St. Bernard's School*
St. John's High School
St. John's Preparatory School
St. Mary's Ryken
St. Xavier High School
Xavier High School
Xaverian Brothers High School
Xaverian High School

*Currently do not have exclusive Covid-19 pages on school websites as of 03/26/2020

XBSS Network Distance Learning and Ministry Resources

  • Pioneers Online - St. John's High School in Shrewsbury, MA posts daily prayer for its school community along with introductory materials to online learning
  • Self-Care Resources - St. John's High School in Shrewsbury, MA has compiled this google doc with resources for self-care, meditation, and prayer for its school community.

Distance Learning Resources

  • California Department of Education - California's Department of Education has developed a website with extensive resources that promote distance learning strategies in all aspects of school life.
  • Sacred Heart Schools - This google doc outlines the Sacred Heart Schools Network's flexibility plan for continued instruction. Provides detailed instruction on how to get schools up and running in a remote environment. 

Remote Ministry Resources

Xaverian Charism and Spirituality

COVID-19 Ministry Resources

Online Mediations, Contemplations, and Prayer Resources

  • List of Online Masses and Prayer Services
  • Loyola Press’s 3 Minute Retreat – Self-paced guided contemplations based on relevant themes for the day and scripture readings.
  • Pause for Prayer – Recorded reflections and contemplations by the Jesuits in Britain
  • Pray as you Go Podcast – Daily podcast with reflection and contemplation on daily scripture readings.
  • Creighton University’s Online Ministries – A variety of online ministry materials including daily reflections for lent, weekly prayer guides, online retreats, etc.
  • Prayer and Worship – Provided by the USCCB, this site introduces readers to a variety of types of prayer in the Catholic tradition
  • Laudate- Comprehensive free application to enhance your faith life. Stand out features are the Daily Liturgy of the Hours prayers as well as the interactive rosary.
  • Hallow- A Catholic meditation application that includes Lectio Divina, Examen, Rosary, and Stations. The prayer challenges and daily reminders are popular features.
  • Formed- A resource for Catholic movies, programs, audiobooks and ebooks. It is currently free for all.
  • Magnificat- Readings and prayers and meditations for each day. Currently free for all.

Lenten Prayer Resources

  • Lent Madness – An NCAA style bracket that highlights the lives of various saints and asks participants to vote their favorite Saint forward.
  • Jesuit School of Theology at Berkley – Daily reflections written by professors, students, and Jesuits from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkley, California
  • Ignatian Solidarity Network – Daily Lenten reflections rooted in Ignatian spirituality and social justice.
  • Best Lent Ever- Subscribers receive daily video content to their email. Relevant reflections produced by Mathew Kelly’s company, Dynamic Catholic.
  • Virtual Retreat: Christ, Our Light in the Darkness. This is a five night retreat with Cardinal Sean O’Malley on March 23rd through March 27th at 7pm ET.  Retreat will stream nightly on CatholicTV, as well as




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