Resources

Click below for some resources that may interest you.

Advent Resources

St. Bartholomew Parish Advent Booklet: Contains prayer/reflections, video & music links, crafts, recipes and other parish information!
Best Advent Ever (Dynamic Catholic): Daily reflections emailed to you.  
Advent Resources (USCCB): Prayer & reflection resources including an advent calendar, articles and info on the Saints of Advent.  
Join the Road to Bethlehem (Formed): Options for adults or families, emailed to you!
Advent Family Guide (Hallow): Suggestions for celebrating as a family including some great coloring pages!
Family Advent Resources (Loyola): Email series, craft & activities, Arts & Faith, Jess Tree etc. 

Learn About the Catholic Faith

The Holy See
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops
Archdiocese of Boston
The Bible
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
St. Paul Center for Bible Studies

Resources for Prayer

Readings for Daily and Sunday Mass
Daily Gospel Reflection
Pray as You Go Podcast
The Examen Prayer

Find a Catholic School

Catholic Schools Office
St. Joseph's Elementary, Needham (Pre-K-8)
St. Sebastian School, Needham (7-12)

Family Faith Resources

Grades K-5

Sophia Press Sketch Pad Videos on the Sacraments
We Believe Online activities (coordinate with Parish Religious Ed. program- choose grade, then choose a unit, then scroll down to the “Games and Study Aids”)

Family activities to do at home: 

From Catholicmom.com
From Thecatholickid.com  
From CatholicIcing.com

Engage in the Mass!

Catholic Kids Homilies and Media
Have a family Seder Meal to help children understand the Eucharist.
Watch a video on the Eucharist with your child and talk about what the Eucharist means to you with your child
MagnifiKid

Grades 6-12

The Archdiocese of Denver has a sheet of 30 different “Family Questions” for dinner (one a day for a month) which could generate conversation/sharing.  
“The Bible Project” videos (typically 5-8 minutes each)
Busted Halo Videos 
Ascension Presents Videos & Podcasts

Resources in Needham and the Greater Community

Needham Community Council for aid with food, health, social needs.
Needham Council on Aging
Elder Abuse Hotline 800-922-2275
Domestic Violence Hotline (REACH - 24 hour hotline) 800-899-4000
Child Abuse - Mass. Dept. of Children and Families 617-748-2000
Archdiocese of Boston Office of Child Protection
Archdiocese of Boston Office of Pastoral Support and Outreach (for survivors of abuse)
Needham Police 781-455-7570
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. 800-656-4673 (rainn.org)