Welcome to the ASA Faith Resources page! This page will provide you with links to online resources about the Catholic Faith. Here you will find helpful information for parents and students - articles, videos, games, even apps, and podcasts. Check out the subpages for resources for specific categories like Sacraments, Liturgical Year, Scripture & Prayer, the Saints, and more.
*Please note that these pages are in the process of being built and will be added to over time.*
Catholic Trivia & Catholic Bible Trivia App (free) : These apps are an awesome way to test your knowledge not only about the teachings of the faith, but Catholic movies and cultures as well!
Bible App for Kids (Free): The artwork is engaging and it has great vibrant colours. The stories are simplified, so it isn’t difficult to understand. It is interactive! Touching on animals, or people gives reactions. The stories are narrated and also written out, so that it helps kids to read, at least for sight words, like Jesus, God, and more.
Hallow (free): A prayer and meditation app.
Catholic Sprouts: Daily Podcast for Catholic Kids A daily podcast for Catholic kids. The short episodes are designed to plant one seed of faith each day. Topics covered include Catholic Feast Days, Morality, Catholic Theology, the saints, and the sacraments. https://www.owltail.com/podcasts/40961-Catholic-Sprouts-Daily-Podcast-for-Catholic-Kids
Catholic Stuff You Should Know Podcast
Listen to young Catholic priests talk about faith and culture. With humor, wit, and friendship, they sound like everyday guys getting together to talk about what is important to them. https://catholicstuffpodcast.com/
Other Parent Resources
Pop-Up Catechesis - In this new video series, Joe Paprocki shares bite-size suggestions for how to make faith alive in the home. Blog post - https://tinyurl.com/ydf6ccbr OR youtube playlist - https://tinyurl.com/y9l9j4ke
Social distancing has made this an unusual and trying time in our Church and in our world, but through “Be Not Afraid”, the priests of the Archdiocese of St. Louis are finding new ways to share inspiring messages of hope to help you stay connected to our parishes. You are not alone! On social media, be sure to follow the hashtag: #CatholicSTL. https://www.archstl.org/be-not-afraid
Article: Parenting During Covid-19 (Psychology Today) - https://tinyurl.com/wzw388p
Bishop Barron on the Coronavirus Quarantine (Video)
How Should Catholics Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic? (Video) https://tinyurl.com/tbcxq79
Eat Family Meals Together (the Fun way) - https://tinyurl.com/ycoouuen
Practicing Faith at Home and Other Parent Resources - https://tinyurl.com/temb396
Big Life Journal - Stay Home Care Package (activities for kids) - https://tinyurl.com/tmc67nr
Catholic Activity Downloads - https://tinyurl.com/vvcdsud
Digital Catholic Resources for Kids - a pdf with links to various resources - https://tinyurl.com/rvwdrxs
Science & Religion - An experiment to help your child learn about Baptism - https://tinyurl.com/u6kwfg7
Talk to your kids about carrying the light of Easter beyond the Easter season. - https://tinyurl.com/y7j3jg4p
“Did you know that, as far as the Church is concerned, parenting is a ministry.” - https://tinyurl.com/ybjmlo9j
Parent Tech Tips 2019-2020 - Help keep your children safe as they use technology. https://tinyurl.com/wgsjpnf
Focus on the Family App (free)
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis will live stream the Mass at 10:00 am on Sundays. - http://cathedralstl.org/live/
List of all STL Archdiocesan Live Stream Masses - https://www.archstl.org/live-streamed-and-televised-masses
Sunday & Daily Mass with Bishop Robert Barron: www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/
Mass on EWTN TV Network: ATT Uverse Channel 562 and Charter Spectrum: Channel 100 or HD 865
When we cannot receive the Eucharist, we can make a "Spiritual Communion" - a prayer asking Jesus into our hearts. Here is an example: https://tinyurl.com/tq9my8v
“I Am With You Always - A Little Guide to Spiritual Communion” - For Children (1:43) - https://tinyurl.com/rxgawy8
Spiritual Communion Coloring Page - https://tinyurl.com/tqunrrs
Why and How to Make a Spiritual Communion - https://tinyurl.com/wrg2qup
Sunday Gospel Resources
52 Sundays is a dynamic guide to help you and your family reclaim the Lord's Day with prayer, activities, food, and more! It offers simple and insightful ways for your family to spend time together each Sunday learning more about the Catholic faith and having fun while you’re at it.
This app contains reflections on the readings for the day. Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection. The app also includes The Examen (and an Examen for Children), from Ignatian Spirituality, to help you reflect on your day.
Online Catholic Game for Children - EWTN has an interactive online game dedicated to helping kids learn a little bit more about saints, prayer, the Bible, the parts of a Church (things inside), and even the value of life. https://www.ewtn.com/ewtnkids/home.asp
Catholic Trivia Game - Test your knowledge of the Catholic faith with this free online trivia game. https://trivia.stanneaz.org/
“How precious is the family, as the privileged place for transmitting the faith!” - Pope Francis