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Resources for Parishes and Outreach

How Do I Invite a Friend or Family Member Back to Mass?

Phase 2: Motivation to Go to Mass

Phase 3: Formation to Celebrate and Understand the Eucharist more fully

"Do this in memory of me." - Bishop Robert Deeley's pastoral letter on the Eucharist

"Do this in memory of me." - Bishop Robert Deeley's pastoral letter on the Eucharist (printable version)

Returning to Mass

Celebrating the Lord's Day

The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist (Q & A)

Is Christ really and truly present in the Eucharist? (Harvest magazine - In the know with Fr. Joe)

Pondering the Gift of the Eucharist - (Harvest magazine / The Last Word)

Saint John Paul II: Ecclesia de Eucharistia - The Eucharist in its relationship to the Church

Eucharist Quotes from the Saints

Homily Helps

Paulists' "Sunday Homily"

Talking Points for Parish Staff and Volunteers to Use with Parish Phone Lists

Ministry of Hospitality Information for Greeters

The New Normal: 8 Ways to Care for Gen Z in a Post-Pandemic World

Video Links

Bishop Barron: What You Need to Know About the Catholic Mass

Bishop Barron: "This is the Moment. Go Back to Mass"

Pope Francis: Recover a Sense of Adoration

Pope Francis: Explaining the Mass

Pope Francis: Why Catholics Need Mass Each Sunday

Pope Francis: The Power of the Eucharist

Catholic Mass: Time to Go Back

How to Come Back to Church: Returning After an Absence

Re-Igniting the Post-Pandemic Church: Whatever you do, don’t go back to normal

Seven Reasons to Go Back to Sunday Mass 

Understanding the Mass

Vaccine Information

Pope Francis: Getting Vaccinated is an "Act of Love"
Catholic Cares: Answering Vaccine Concerns (Video)
Conscience and Vaccine Acceptance (Report)
COVID-19 Vaccines and Faith Communities (Podcast)
Vaccine Technologies: The Science and Moral Impact (Video)
Vaccinations: Partnering with Communities (Webinar)
Vatican COVID-19 Commission and the Pontical Academy for Life (Report)
Vatican COVID-19 Vaccination Resources (Website)
Vaccinations: Principles for the Common Good (Report)
COVID-19 Communications Toolkit (Resources)
Johns Hopkins: Understanding Vaccination Progress (Data)
Johns Hopkins: COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard (Data)

Letters and Releases

Bishop Deeley's Letter to Parishioners

Template for Pastor's Letter

Information on the Dispensation from the Obligation to Attend Mass Being Lifted 

Social Media Graphics

Quotes from Saints on Why to Go to Mass (Link)

Parish-specific social media graphics for Maine parishes (Link)

Additional source graphics (Link)

Saints and the Eucharist: text for bulletins, newsletters and graphics for sharing on Instagram (Link)