Saint John the Baptist and Saint Mary's Byzantine Catholic Churches


Internet Resources, Helpful Links and Educational Materials

Due to COVID-19, ECF classes are currently being held virtually. The Eparchy's Office of Eastern Christian Formation has compiled this list to support our families in teaching children the faith.

Web-sites:
Byzantine Catholic:

God With Us Publications: www.godwithusbooks.org
God with Us Online: https://godwithusonline.org (provides excellent weekly Catechetical Resources under: https://godwithusonline.org/catechetical-resources/)
Institute of Catholic Culture: http://www.instituteofcatholicculture.org
Eastern Christian Publications: https://ecpubs.com
Theosis in Action – The Young Adult Ministry of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic: theosisinaction.org
Springs in the Desert: springsinthedesert.org
ByziMom: www.byzimom.com
Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh: archpitt.org
Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic: eparchyofpassaic.com
Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma: parma.org
Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix: eparchyofphoenix.org
Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius: bcs.edu
Byzantine Seminary Press: byzantineseminarypress.com
Metropolitan Cantor Institute: mci.archpitt.org
Code of Canons for Eastern Catholic Church: 
http://www.jgray.org/codes/cceo90eng.html
http://www.intratext.com/x/eng1199.htm

Ukrainian Greek- Catholic:

The Catechism of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church: Christ – Our Pascha: catechism.royaldoors.net
Royal Doors: https://www.royaldoors.net/ (English language resources for Ukrainian Greek Catholics)
Our Faith – Ukrainian Catholic Church Catechism – Casimir Kucharek: https://archive.org/details/UkrainianCatholicCatechismOurFaith/page/n27/mode/2up

Roman Catholic:

Bible On-Line: usccb.org/bible/books-of-the-bible/index.cfm
Read the Bible in 1 year:
bit.ly/bce-bible1
bit.ly/bce-bible2
readthecatholicbibleinayear.wordpress.com

The Holy  See: http://w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/en.html
USCCB: http://www.usccb.org
CCC: https://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM
Theology of the Body:
tobinstitute.org
theologyofthebody.net

Magis Center: magiscenter.com
Credible Catholic (Credible Catholic Series explain the Catechism by “Parts”): crediblecatholic.com
National Catholic Bioethics Center: ncbcenter.org
NFP: usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-family-planning/
Catholic Answers: catholic.com
Mass Times for Travel: masstimes.org

 Facebook Resources:
(most of these pages are updated regularly with new content)

Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church (Fr. Thomas Loya): https://www.facebook.com/annunciationbyzantinecatholicparish/
Sr. Barbara Jean Mihalchik on the Myrrhbearers: 
(all the videos are also available at: https://www.facebook.com/watch/sistersofstbasil.uniontown/)
Teach me, O Lord: ECF Office of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic: https://www.facebook.com/Teach-me-O-Lord-ECF-Office-of-Byzantine-Catholic-Eparchy-of-Passaic-178288089491219/
ByziMom.com: https://www.facebook.com/byzimom/
St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Whiting, Indiana: https://www.facebook.com/stmarywhiting/
Theosis in Action: The Young Adult Ministry of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic:
Fr. Marek Višńovsky: Iconography for Kids  (4 part): 
Fr. Michael O’Loughlin: https://www.facebook.com/FrMichaelOloughlin/?ref=py_c
 “Graveside Chats” with Fr. Jim Hayer for every day of Bright Week: 
(all the videos are also available at: https://www.facebook.com/saintthomastheapostlebyz/)
A Byzantine Catholic Podcast about Mystery: https://www.facebook.com/FrMichaelOloughlin

 Come and See:

Come and See: Inquiry Program of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic: https://eparchyofpassaic.com/files/Come-and-See-r0.pdf

 Other Resources:

Fr. Jack Custer 9-part Bible Study on the Resurrection in the New Testament: youtube.com/channel/UCfGN9bRHQ2BbVvjI5sLQPIg
Weekly presentations from The Godbearers Institute Thursdays at 7pm (advance sign up required):  
(requires registration)
Fr. Michael O’Loughlin on becoming an unmarried priest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV5-01NsGpc&feature=youtu.be
A Byzantine Catholic Podcast about Mystery: https://www.instagram.com/whatgodisnot/

 Catholic Apps:

ParmaByz

ECPubs

Catholic Bible

 Children’s Catholic Apps:

Little Saint Adventures

Live streamed Services:

List of Parishes within the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream
Eastern Catholic Broadcasting:
easterncatholicbroadcasting.com
Find a Live Liturgy:
http://liveliturgy.com



Summary of some Topic-specific Resources: 
Bible Study:


Lectio Divina:  http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/catechesis/catechetical-sunday/word-of-god/upload/lectio-divina.pdf

GWUP - Scripture from an Eastern Perspective: https://store.godwithusbooks.org/scriptural-study/

Gospel Reading and Reflection: https://www.royaldoors.net/2017/09/welcome-resource-site-catechism-christ-pascha/

Holy Mysteries (Sacraments) and The Divine Liturgy:

Inexhaustible Delights - The Mysteries of Our Church (GWUP):  
https://store.godwithusbooks.org/index.php?p=catalog&mode=search&search_str=Inexhaustible+Delights

Catechist Formation books from GWUP: http://stjosaphateparchy.com/pastoral-office-videos/

Serving One’s Neighbor:

Christ Our Pascha - Part “The Life of the Church”  


http://www.stjosaphatcathedral.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/01-STEWARDSHIP_WORKBOOK-CLERGY-ENG-Mar2015.pdf

http://www.stjosaphatcathedral.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/02-STEWARDSHIP_WORKBOOK-LAITY-ENG-Mar2015.pdf

Leadership/ The Vibrant Parish:

http://www.stjosaphatcathedral.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/12.-a.-PastoralPlanning-ENG-LTR-Final.pdf

New Evangelization:

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/disciples-called-to-witness/upload/Disciples-Called-to-Witness-5-30-12.pdf

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/evangelization/go-and-make-disciples/what_is_evangelization_go_and_make_disciples.cfm

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