CHRISTMAS RESOURCES DURING THE PANDEMIC

A Christmas unlike any our world has known!

We are mindful that across the globe, many will be mourning loved ones lost to COVID–19 and many will be without family and friends, due to COVID–19 restrictions.
This Christmas, many hundreds of thousands will be homeless, without food, shelter, comfort and safety, due to devastating natural disasters, warfare, political injustice and unrest.

The deep darkness of loneliness, grief, fear, uncertainty, sickness and destitution, shrouds this Christmas.
Some may wonder what difference, if any, does the mystery of the Incarnation make to our sick and suffering world.

We hope that the video and music resources below will offer some comfort, real hope and a spark of joy.
More than that, we pray that these resources will make a world of difference, in as much as they might draw people into the warm loving presence of Emmanuel, God who is with us, in and through it all.


Videos and Music for Adults

Before viewing these videos or listening to this music, we suggest that you create a quiet sacred space and perhaps light a candle, by way of preparing yourself for these resources.

Videos and Music for Children

Before viewing these videos with children, it is recommended that the parent or prayer guide view them beforehand to ensure familiarity with the resource and their suitability in light of their children’s readiness.

We also suggest that you create a quiet, sacred space and perhaps light a candle and settle the children, by way of preparing them to view these videos and/or to listen to the music.

Bedtime would be an ideal time to share these resources with children.


Videos for Adults

This Holy Christmas Night
–  Monica Brown:  Song For All Seasons – Adult Edition


Hidden Figures- The Midwives At Jesus’ Birth
–   Natalie Acton: Scripture Prayer Reflection


The Grace of God
–  Scripture Prayer Reflection


Unto us
–  Monica Brown:  Song For All Seasons – Adult Edition


Jesus, Face Of God
–  James Maher MSC:  Song For All Seasons – Adult Edition


Christmas Grace
–  James Maher MSC:  Song For All Seasons – Adult Edition


If This Christmas Brings Miracles
– A Reflection by Kevin McCormack

 


Videos for Children

If I Could Whisper In Your Ear Baby Jesus
–  Monica Brown: 
Songs For All Seasons ~ Children’s Edition 


Praise God 
Sing It! Dance It! 


 

The following two videos require facilitation by a teacher or a parent.

Please read the instructions on this link:   Reflection and Prayer ...From God’s Word

Jesus, The Grace of God
Reflection and Prayer ...From God’s Word

Jesus, God’s Gift of Love
Reflection and Prayer ...From God’s Word

 

“It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you...
yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.”

—Mother Teresa