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Slides used for the 2012 Diocese Of Youngstown's Office of Religious Education Evangelization and Catechesis conference day at St. Michael in Canfield -- similar to the 2012 Women's Spirituality Day workshop "Prayer: There's An App for That!"

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  1. 1. Evangelization and Catechesis Conference 2012 Workshop CL2012001Cindee CaseDiocese of Youngstown, Director,Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
  2. 2. • Workshop Description:• Are you aware of the numerous websites, applications and resources available to deepen YOUR spirituality with technology? Share some of your favorites as we explore new options. Discover how the web can help become a spiritual companion. Find resources to use in your classroom, youth ministry sessions, retreats and non-gathered ministries. Catholic Social Networking? There’s an App for that! (Sound good?)
  3. 3. SUGGESTED AGENDA• Starting points• Opening Prayer• Ways to pray• Sharing apps/websites that help with prayer • Share online-retreat sites • Share websites that help with daily reminders, guiding thoughts (Prayer Prompts) • Share smart phone apps• Other ideas• Closing Prayer
  4. 4. WHY use online prayer tools?(i.e. why this workshop?)• Morning Prayer/ Night Prayer• Lunchtime mini-retreats• Daily Scripture• Utilize time for prayer while waiting for the cashier, DMV staff, waiting for a plane/bus, etc.• Use to start a class, YM gathering, meeting• Post on website, FB, Tweet• (Share other ideas…)
  5. 5. OPENING PRAYER – YOUTUBE VIDEO• Open “Be Still” -- v=C01lLxEo3xM&feature=related
  6. 6. • What are we working with here?
  7. 7. How do YOU like to pray? • Music • Meditation • Traditional Forms • Spiritual Reading • We can find an app/site/resource for that.
  8. 8. Daily Readings for Mass – Responsorial Psalm Ps 8:2-3ab, 4-5, 6-7R. (7) You have given your Son rule over the works of your hands.O LORD, our LORD,how glorious is your name over all the earth!You have exalted your majesty above the heavens.Out of the mouths of babes and sucklingsyou have fashioned praise because of your foes. R.When I behold your heavens, the work of your fingers,the moon and the stars which you set in place?What is man that you should be mindful of him,or the son of man that you should care for him? R.You have made him little less than the angels,and crowned him with glory and honor.You have given him rule over the works of your hands,putting all things under his feet. R.
  9. 9. SCRIPTURAL REFLECTIONS The Center for Liturgy at St. Louis University Pick a Sunday, then check out the resources: Praying Toward SundayReading I: Isaiah 53:10-11Responsorial Psalm: 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22 Reading II: Hebrews 4:14-16 Gospel: Mark 10:35-45 or 10:42-45 I ask the grace to see Gods infinite love.   Spirituality for Sunday   Get to know the Readings   Music of Sunday’s Mass  
  10. 10. SACRED SPACE - HTTP://WWW.SACREDSPACE.IE/Daily Prayer online produced by the Irish Jesuits:  • “We invite you to make a Sacred Space in your day, and spend ten minutes, praying here and now, as you sit at your computer, with the help of on-screen guidance and scripture chosen specially every day.”• Prayer, scripture, reflection questions, intercessions – click through screen by screen as you are ready.
  11. 11. CAN EVEN USE FOR MEETINGS• If you are part of any Church group in which you may need to lead prayer….some of these online resources are perfect…let’s try using one of the Loyola 3-minute retreats here as a group…• Loyola 3 Minutes Retreats (I have emailed)• updatedate=10/17/2012%206:30:06%20AM&utm_campaign=3- minute-retreat-daily-email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=3min- linkenglish
  12. 12. CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY RESOURCESHTTP://WWW.CREIGHTON.EDU/COLLABORATIVEMINISTRY/ONLINE.HTML• Online Ignatian Retreat• Daily reflections from/for college students• Stations of the Cross• Audio retreats
  13. 13. THE ROSARY• Online Rosary from the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen The pictures youll see in this online Rosary are scenes from the stained glass windows of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen (CMOQ) in Baltimore.• Scriptural Rosary Online
  14. 14. PRAYER CARDS• Don’t want to carry and pull out traditional prayer cards? Then use the online version at the University of Notre Dame•• Designed to print out, but you do not have to!• Example on next slide…
  15. 15. Irish PrayerMay the strength of God pilot us.May the power of God preserve us.May the wisdom of God instruct us.May the hand of God protect us.May the way of God direct us.May the shield of God defend us.Saint Patrick
  16. 16. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Daily Advent Reading, December 2~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Mertons Voice: For all Gods gifts there must be in us a response ofthanksgiving and happiness and joy: but here we thank Him less bywords than by the serene happiness of silent acceptance.Thomas Merton. Seeds of Contemplation. (Norfolk, CT: New Directions Books, 1949) p. 150Prayer: O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast loveendures forever! (NRSV Psalm: 118: 1.)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Merton Institute for Contemplative
  17. 17. THE WORD AMONG US• JUST added this year– online Lenten Bible Study –• six sessions, one for each week of Lent, on PRAYER.• Kevin Perrotta, an award-winning Catholic writer and editor, will be leading the online discussion.• Each session will have a five-minute video,• and there will be a question or topic for discussion for each day of the week.• All materials (videos, questions, and online discussion) will be available for free our Facebook page• “Join us this Lent as we journey together as an online community of Scripture readers. To find out more information go to “
  18. 18. LITURGY OF THE HOURS• Liturgy of the Hours Apostolate• (skip)• This website offers daily Liturgy of the Hours Night Prayer in various languages. The prayers are offered in Adobe Acrobat formats that print as booklets, display on PCs and mobile devices, and Read Out Loud on PCs.• Also subscriptions services to be automatically sent to your phone.• English language prayers: offers daily Morning, Daytime, Evening and Night Prayer, plus the Office of Readings.
  19. 19. MORE LITURGY OF THE HOURS bin/display/-600/index.htm• Universalis Publishing was started in 1995 with the aim of harnessing computer technology to help in enriching the spiritual life of Christians, specifically by making the liturgical and devotional resources of the Catholic Church available on the new electronic media.
  20. 20. HTTP://WWW.SHRINESF.ORG/PRAYER_MENU.HTM• The Angelus• The Chaplet of The Divine• MercyThe Chaplet of Saint Rita• The Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament• Franciscan Prayers• Stations of the Cross (Via Crucis)• Vespers (Evening Prayer)
  21. 21. PRAYING WITH THE SAINTS• St. Anthony Messenger offers history, a quote, and helpful information about the saint of each day. Day/default.aspx• uCatholic offers usually a longer history on the saint’s feast day.
  22. 22. PRAYING WITH IMAGES, MUSIC• Not all prayer is “left brained” needing to think and reflect logically…. We also need to be in touch with God through art, senses and images• Use online images • Icons: Online catalogs – enlarge one of the images • Sacred Art – on sites for museums, Cathedrals, Shrines • ND Vision Bonus features – Models of Faith - B&W images ( otre_Dame_Vision/ ml)
  23. 23. • Picturing God – another feature on the Loyola Press website•
  24. 24. • Praying with Music • iTunes (search by artist) • ($.99) • (some free) •• Videos that incorporate images and music • YouTube (as we started this session) • World Library Publications channel -- • BTW – you know the Vatican is on YouTube, right? • • As is USCCB
  25. 25. Here are just a few of the top Catholic Apps for iPhones, Androids, and Blackberries: iPhones-1. Catholic Calendar Universalis (free version)The free version gives you a great liturgical calendar, the Liturgyof Hours and the Daily Mass reading.2. Mass Times - Catholic Church Finder (free) By teaming up with database, Mass Times helps you findthe closest parish along with Mass times (and Confession times). New! Saint of the Day—now available on the iPhone.
  26. 26. 3. IMISSAL ($4.99)• For iPhone and Androids, by Cantcha Inc.• Full calendar of liturgical seasons,• Mass readings• Audio readings• Daily Bible verse• List of popular prayers• Connects to CatholicTV of Boston4. Answers for Catholics ($1.99)Use this application to quickly access a Biblical verse or subject when someone questions the reason you believe in a certain Catholic Doctrine, Discipline or World View.
  27. 27. Androids- Catholic Mass Daily Readings (free)This app is great! You can read any of the daily Mass readings or listen to them on podcast, it also has a reflection. This app also features the Liturgy of the Hours, a Rosary, the Stations of the Cross, and a list of Catholic Prayers.BlackBerries- Catholic Prayer Book ($2.99)The classics of Catholic devotional prayer offline and ready for easy study or daily meditations. All major prayers meticulously displayed in single screens. One button shuffle to a new one. Perfect for study on the go or a quiet moment when waiting in line. The prayers are entirely rendered offline, requiring no network connection or added data charges.
  28. 28. PRAY AS YOU GO HTTP://WWW.PRAY-AS-YOU-GO.ORG/• Daily prayer for MP3 players, by the Jesuit Media Initiatives, London, England• DL songs, prayers, reflections• Stations of the Cross, here, too• Mixes world music & perspectives with scripture===================TAIZE PRAYER•• MPS/podcasts from Taize prayers
  29. 29. PRAYER PROMPTS/QUICKIESMinute Meditations – obviously, short reflections – from St. Anthony Messenger fault.aspxSaint of the Day – can have it emailed to youSt. Jude weekly devotionals – one or more phrases with focus comments – from The Claretians and National Shrine of St. Jude in Chicago scriptures/weekly_devotions/
  30. 30. A thought from the Holy Father:• "I appeal to you:• bear witness to your faith• through the digital world!• Employ these new technologies• to make the Gospel known,• so that the Good News• of Gods infinite love for all people,• will resound in new ways• across our increasingly technological world!“ -- Pope Benedict XVI, May 20, 2009 General Audience
  31. 31. • Working with Children• Our Sunday Visitor has reviewed some sites to share• olicKids/TeachingLinks/tabid/221/Default.aspx• Catechist Café - Carla in DOY- ORE• Weekly email with link to a video or site•
  32. 32. • Write down your suggestions, along with your email address, and then look for an email from in two weeks for the ideas shared here today.
  33. 33. • Closing Prayer –• Taize is a special prayer form to me, and I LOVED experiencing it in France several years ago… since I cannot get there often enough, I can check into YouTube for some images and chants to give me a Taize break any time I am near a computer with internet! Enjoy with me as you leave today – and thanks for your participation!• (Play “Bless the Lord”)•