Sacred Heart Eldon

Click here to edit subtitle

Resources for Faith Building & Education

These are just a few of the many resources available, online, to help you enrich your Catholic faith. You may also wish to visit the Family Resources page for a list of blogs and websites and the Youth Faith Formation page for a list of links geared especially toward youth and teens. We encourage you to let us know if you have other sites and/or resources you want to have shared with others! Email Site Manager


Vatican News / Click on "From the Pope" to find the Pope's General Audience messages and his Homilies. VISIT SITE

The Holy See / For everything Vatican related. VISIT SITE

US Conference of Catholic Bishops

USCCB / Offers a wealth of information on Catholic Prayer and Worship, Beliefs and Teachings, Issues and Action, Media, the Bible, Catholic Giving and the New Evangelization. VISIT SITE USCCB also offers For Your Marriage / This great site that is an initiative of the USCCB. VISIT SITE

Radio, TV and News

EWTNWhen Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) launched in August 1981, many felt there would be little demand for a Catholic network. Now, in its 28th year, EWTN has become the largest religious media network in the world, transmitting programming 24 hours a day to more than 148 million homes in 144 countries and  territories on more than 4,800 cable systems, wireless cable, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), low power TV and individual satellite users. VISIT SITE 

You can listen live to EWTN online or listen to its programming on 88.1 (KHJR) Jefferson City, as a part of Covenant Network.

Catholic News Agency / Founded in continued response to Pope John Paul II’s call for a “New Evangelization.” CNA strives to provide free, up-to-the-minute news affecting the Universal Church, giving particular emphasis to the words of the Holy Father and happenings of the Holy See, to any person with access to the internet. CNA takes particular pride in offering free access to its news items to Catholic Dioceses, parishes, and websites in order to increase awareness of the activities of the universal Church and further create a Catholic culture in the life of each of the faithful. Though its focus is spread throughout the world, CNA also keeps a close eye on the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. and on news related to the creation of a culture of life. VISIT SITE

National Catholic Register / Providing a perspective on the news of the day as seen through the eyes of the Magisterium. NCR assists Catholics in engaging the culture with confidence in the saving and sanctifying Gospel of Jesus Christ. VISIT SITE

Catholic Websites

Word on Fire / Reaches millions of people through its weekly programs on WGN America (Sundays at 10:30 am, Relevant Radio, EWTN the popular Word on Fire YouTube Channel and the Word on Fire website, which offers daily blogs, articles, commentaries and over 10 years of weekly sermon podcasts. Plus they have a great app on iTunes! Founder, Father Robert Barron, is America's first podcasting priest ... and the first priest to have a national show on a secular television network since the 1950s. VISIT SITE

Catholic Answers / Is an apostolate dedicated to serving Christ by bringing the fullness of Catholic truth to the world. We help good Catholics become better Catholics, bring former Catholics “home,” and lead non-Catholics into the fullness of the faith. VISIT SITE

Catholic Culture / Gives faithful Catholics the information, encouragement, and perspective they need to become an active force for renewal in the Church and in society, working to shape an authentically Christian culture in a secular world. The primary means of effecting our mission is the distribution of news, commentary, spiritual resources and practical suggestions, in conformity with the mind of the Church. This information helps readers cope with the full range of spiritual, moral, political, social, cultural, and ecclesiastical challenges with which sincere Catholics must daily contend in every aspect of their lives—including the family, the inner life of the Church, education, the workplace, public policy, and the interplay between faith and culture. VISIT SITE

Catholic Digest / Connects with readers through personal stories of triumphs and struggles, joys and challenges, and also the lighter side of Catholic living ... A source of support and encouragement for those who love their faith, those who struggle with their faith, and those who long to learn more about the richness of Catholic tradition. VISIT SITE

Faith+Reason / Church and culture. Politics and philosophy. Morality and the marketplace. At Faith+Reason, you can explore it all, deepening your knowledge of the Catholic faith and your understanding of the world in which we live. With numerous videos from the world’s top Catholic scholars, thinkers, and leaders, plus articles, blog posts, and more this is your online portal to a journey of discovery and inspiration. VISIT SITE

The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology / Non-profit research and educational institute that promotes life-transforming Scripture study in the Catholic tradition. The Center serves clergy and laity, students and scholars, with research and study tools—from books and publications to multimedia and online programming. VISIT SITE

New Advent / Contains versions of documents and links to Catholic doctrines and apologetics. It also includes a list of the topmost Catholic websites that receive the most web traffic and a blog that focuses on major issues in the Catholic Church. VISIT SITE

Publications & Products

St. Joseph Communications / St. Joseph's primary focus is providing solid Catholic education on audio CD and DVD to families. The Catholic family movement continues to grow in the U.S. and across the globe, Catholic families are coming together to study and grow in the Faith, to encourage one another and to celebrate their Catholic heritage. VISIT SITE

Our Sunday Visitor / A Catholic not-for-profit organization, began with the vision of one young Indiana parish priest shortly after the turn of the century. Then-Father John Francis Noll had grown weary of the anti-Catholic literature flooding his people so he began to write a parish bulletin. Today, the publishing division is responsible for the writing and promotion of six periodicals and in addition publishes and markets over 500 products including books, tapes, software and education materials. VISIT SITE

Catholic City / Offers mandy Catholic CDs, booklets and novels, but also parish-friendly Catholic Resources and superb, innovative news and commentary. VISIT SITE

Catholic Company / The leading online and catalog retailer of high quality Catholic books and gifts. In business since 1997, answering Pope John Paul II's call for all Catholics to join in a New Evangelization. Catholic owned and operated. VISIT SITE



Following are just a few of the many free mobile apps available. If you have suggestions you'd like for us to share with the Parish, please let us know! View this great web site Catholic Apps for a comprehensive list. Do you have a great app that you use and would like to share? Let us know!

Laudate / Catholic app that includes Daily Mass Readings, Order of Mass, Liturgy of Hours, New American Bible, Rosary and Latin Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy (on Rosary screen), Stations of the Cross, Saint of the Day, Catechism of Catholic Church, Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), Daily Examination of Conscience, various prayers, plus many podcasts. Especially great is the Reflections included with each day’s readings. iTUNESANDROID

Missio / Launched by Pope Francis and created by the Pontifical Mission Societies, MISSIO is the perfect app for staying up-to-date on the latest Catholic news from the Vatican and around the world. With daily news reports and videos, users will find out about the latest happenings of the global Catholic Church, anywhere, anytime. iTUNES / ANDROID

EWTN / Get easy access to EWTN’s TV and Radio: Live and On Demand, plus Video on demand (Television Programs) Audio on demand (Radio Programs), News and Program schedule, plus more.  iTUNESANDROID

Word on Fire / Download Father Robert Barron's weekly Gospel podcast. iTUNES

The Pope App / An app focused on the figure of the Pope. It will allow you to follow his events live and to set up alerts notifying you when papal events begin. Even better, it will give you access to all official papal-related content in a variety of formats: news and official speeches, galleries with the latest images and videos, access to his calendar, and links to other services of the Holy See.  iTUNESANDROID

Pocket Catholic / Allows you to carry with you a searchable list of common Catholic prayers said during the Holy Mass or while in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. You also have the ability to find Catholic Churches near you based on your phones current location. Can't find a missal in the pew, no problem! Just click on the Daily Readings button and follow along with today’s readings.  ANDROID

Discerning Hearts / A school of prayer and discernment for the New Evangelization! The best authors, teachers, spiritual leaders discussing topics that effect our everyday lives.  iTUNESANDROID