RESOURCES FOR YOUR MINISTRY
Coronavirus Anxiety an Our Young People: How to Help Them Cope
Join us for an exclusive presentation for parents and ministry professionals, sponsored by the Diocese of Rochester, Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, with national author, speaker and counselor Roy Petitfils. Roy has worked with youth and young adults for more than 20 years as a minister, teacher, school administrator, school counselor and now as a counselor in private practice. He has authored several books including: Helping Teens with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression: A Field Guide for Catholic Parents, Pastors, and Youth Leaders and is a TEDtalk speaker as well as presenter of workshops on teens around the country.
Resources for Families and Parishes from the Association of Catholic Publishers
Resources for Prayer and Engagement during Coronavirus
Dr. Joseph White has begun a new video series for
early childhood and elementary school kids
Resources from the National Federation for Catholic Youth MInistry
(they have resources for Ministering to Young People, Supporting Parents and Grandparents, Mental Health, Resources in Spanish, etc.)
WEBINARS AND VIDEO RESOURCES
The Department of Pastoral Services offers weekly Wednesday Webinars to support ordained, lay, and volunteer pastoral leaders through these challenging times.
The webinars will be live at 11 AM each Wednesday, and recordings will be available for viewing at your leisure. Each webinar is approximately 30 minutes long and topics alternate between spiritual and practical content.
No Wednesday Webinar, July 1st
Coming to Terms with Disconnect – Unplugging during a Time of Technology with Dr. Shannon Kilbridge Click here
Open Forum – Best Practices and Learnings on Logistics During Reopening with Mr. Sean Moran Click here
Returning to a New Way of Being: Best Practices for Formation Ministries presented by Leslie Barkin and Don Smith Click here
Open Forum – Best Practices and Learnings on Pastoral Care During Reopening Click here
Registration and Recordings of previous Wednesday Webinars are posted. Click here
ZOOM AND SOCIAL MEDIA RESOURCES
MAKING ZOOM EFFECTIVE IN YOUR PARISH WHILE STAYING SAFE!
7 Essential Steps to Secure Zoom
- Update your account when prompted
- Use passwords to protect your meeting and never share your meeting ID
- Share the password securely
- Use waiting rooms
- Manage participants
- Take control of your privacy
- Beware of Phishing
To read more about these tips, click here
Tips and Tricks for Educating on Zoom
Best Practices for Hosting a Digital Event
Using Zoom when the Parish Cannot Gather
Unlike Facebook Live or YouTube where anyone and everyone can join in a broadcast, Zoom is limited to those invited (or who are given the link). This provides the opportunity to continue reaching groups and individuals rather than the general public.
- computer, smartphone, or tablet with access to the internet.
- The link to the Zoom meeting.
- A microphone if they are talking
- A webcam or phone camera if they want to broadcast their face
Existing Ministries that can continue to meet
- Prayer Groups
- Bible Studies
- Catechetical Formation
- Youth Groups
- Sacramental Preparation
- Funeral Planning
- Pre-Cana and Marriage Prep (including Fully Engaged)
New ways of reaching out
- Spiritual Direction
- Prayer with daily Communicants who cannot come to Mass now
- Family groups (coordinated through the parish)
The operational side of the parish
- Staff meetings
- Parish Council
- Planning Committees
- Finance Committee
- Liturgy Committee
Creating a video message
Each Zoom host has the option of recording a meeting. To record a message for your parish, set up a zoom meeting. At the meeting mute and hide the other participant then click the record button. Your Zoom is now recording and you can address your parishioners. When you are done, click the record button again and stop the recording. It will be saved to your Documents folder in a new folder named Zoom. You can then upload it or distribute it as you would any other video. Zoom has an overview as well: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/203741855-Cloud-recording