Patrick Donovan

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Mourning During the Pandemic

A Guide to Celebrating Loved Ones Lost in the Midst of COVID-19 “Coming in from the cold of a bleak winter’s day is perhaps an analogy for the place that… Read More

Formation for EMHCs and Readers

As we prepare for the reopenings of our churches, we have prepared a short tutorial for those who serve in these important ministries. Please take a few moments to watch… Read More

Totorial para lectores y ministros extraordinarios de Eucaristías

Mientras nos preparamos para la reapertura de nuestras iglesias, hemos preparado un breve tutorial para aquellos que sirven en estos importantes ministerios. Tómese unos minutos para ver los videos. En… Read More

The Art of Distraction

I am distracted of late. Distracted by not being at the office and confusing working from home with vacation, with a list of chores that never seems to get finished.… Read More

Talking About Race And Racism With Children

Below are some resources compiled by The Leadership Institute for discussing race and racism. Below are some resources we have compiled for discussing race and racism. When using these books… Read More

ICYMI: Family Ministry Basics

In case you missed it, here is the recording of our webinar with Doug Tooke of OBD Films and our great conversation about parish ministry with families. Download the slides… Read More

On Praying the Rosary

I miss my dad every night around 7:30 pm. That’s when we stop everything and pray the Rosary. We started back in March when we hosted Nine Days of Prayer in… Read More

Springtime. Finally.

We turned a corner here in Connecticut this weekend. No, we are still quarantined and still going to school virtually. That will likely continue for some time. We stay safe… Read More

A Thought for the New Year

I’m sorry…I didn’t mean it I take it back Strike it from the record What is as irreversible as murder, violates its victims more than theft, is as deadly as… Read More

Near Faith Experiences

All around us this season are near-faith experiences – experiences of other people’s faithfulness that challenge us to evaluate how we live our own lives. My friend, Marlene, lost her… Read More

Can You Say Hero?

Mr. Rogers has been the news lately. Though he’s been gone for years, his name keeps coming up because the new feature film, starring Tom Hanks, is a hit. Many… Read More