In the same manner that Jesus attended to the sick during his public ministry, he continues to take care of us in our illness today. As a result of the Fall, we live in a world of sickness, both in the soul with sin and in the body with illness & death. The two sacraments of healing are meant to give aid in this suffering - Confession for the spiritually sick and Anointing of the Sick for bodily illness.

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Tuesday's Reflection


Acts 7:51-8:1Psalm 31:3-4,6-8,17-21John 6:30-35

The first line of today’s Psalm says, “Be my rock of refuge, a stronghold to give me safety.” Certainly that is an expression of faith that we should all have in the forefront of our mind, not only in this most unusual time dealing with the novel coronavirus, but certainly during the Easter Season. We must remember that it is not just safety from disease that we must seek. We also must seek safety from sin and destruction wrought by our own actions that truly demands we make that outcry to our saving God.

We must remember that the Psalms are often cries of lament made by a people who are experiencing hardship and despair. Nothing brings us closer to our Lord than the realization that we truly need him because we are experiencing helplessness in the face of evil.

May we, this Easter Season continue to turn to the risen Christ in any time of weakness or fear knowing that He is the Risen Christ!


Fr. John Kurgan

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Elementary (Grades 1-4)

See Day 1 for a longer explanation of what to do in Pray & Learn


Find all the prayers here.
    • Mealtime Prayers & Night Time Prayers

    • 5 mins - Praying for Others


The Main Points to Teach Your Child:

    1. The Sacraments are divided into three groups...

      • Initiation, Healing, and Service

      • Anointing of the Sick is a Sacrament of Healing

    2. God gives us the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick to...

      • be with us in our suffering

      • to help us in our suffering

    3. Outward Signs of Confession are...

      • Matter -- the material used- - Anointing with Oil.

      • Form -- the words said -- “Through this Holy Anointing, may the Lord in His love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up."

    4. Instituted by Christ --Anointing of the Sick began with Jesus

      • Jesus makes this a constant part of His Ministry. Jesus' healings are proof to His cousin, John the Baptist, the HE (Jesus) is the one...

"...Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight , the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. And blessed is he who takes no offense at me." Luke 7:19-23

      • Jesus commisssions the Apostles giving them the authority to heal in His name ( Jesus' healing) Matthew 10:1,5-8

      • This authority is passed on through the Sacrament of Holy Orders to the Pope, Bishop, and Priest.

A Note from Julie:

Dear Parents,

The Crown Retreat continues, and our journey through this time isolation continues; my reflection on how my life has changed continues and I cannot help but wonder what you have experienced in your lives over the past 6 weeks?

I recently heard someone share the following thought, "..these are difficult times for us all -- full of fear, grief, trama. God certainly didn't send it, BUT He will use it." How might God use me at this time? ...to make me a better person? ...to bring me a step closer to being the person God intends me to be? ...to allow Him to enter into my suffering in order to help others?

I pray the Lord will grant each of us peace. May He continue to bless us with His Grace by which we may be open to His working in us and through us to leads others to Him.

God bless,

-Julie Sheridan

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Middle School (Grades 5-8)

See Day 1 for a longer explanation of what to do in Pray & Learn


Find all the prayers here.
    • Basic Prayers

    • Ten Minutes of Silence

      • Intercessions

      • Thanksgiving

      • Reading the Bible


The Main Points that need to be learned or taught from this lesson

  • Explain the following about the Anointing of the Sick:

      • To Give Grace (or what Grace is given) - To give Grace to help you in suffering and sometimes in preparation for death.

      • Outward Sign

        • Matter (the Material Used) - Anointing with Oil

        • Form (the Words Said) - “Through this holy anointing...”

      • Instituted by Christ - Commissioning and Giving the Apostles the authority to heal in his name ( Jesus’ healing)

Find a list of all these prayers here.

High School (Grades 9-12)

See Day 1 for a longer explanation of what to do in Pray & Learn


Find a list of all these prayers here.



See Day 1 for a longer explanation of what to do in Pray & Learn


  • Basic Prayers

    • A list of all these prayers are here.

For those new to prayer

  • First 10 mins - Talk to God

For those more experienced in prayer



Watch the faith formation resource video below to learn more about your faith.

"Moved by so much suffering Christ not only allows himself to be touched by the sick, but he makes their miseries his own: 'He took our infirmities and bore our diseases.'"

- CCC 1505