The Digital Classroom

April 2, 2020

Weekly Update for Families on Catholic Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear School Families,

No, you don't have to check your calendar! I know you have come to expect this email on Fridays, but we have moved this weekly email to Thursdays.

Within this email you will find our latest video (share it via this link:; some resources to bolster mental health; and many resources for cultivating your faith with your children at home.

Thank you for your hard work and your commitment to Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Boston.

In Christ,


Thomas W. Carroll

Superintendent of Schools

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

Catholic Schools: A Story of Resilience, Courage and Creativity

A Story of Resilience, Courage and Creativity

Produced by: George Martell

Prayer of the Week

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Mental Health Resources

Webinar with Dr. Nancy Rappaport and Dr. Robert Brooks

April 3, 9am:

Supporting Students in an Uncertain Time

Drs. Brooks and Rappaport will discuss how to support our children and students during this time of uncertainty and change. Topics will include:

· Communicating in ways that are age-appropriate, calm, honest, and realistically hopeful

· Validating children’s questions and worries and remaining emotionally available when kids express their emotions in challenging ways

· Balancing structure and rigidity around schedules, schoolwork, and media

In addition, Drs. Rappaport and Brooks have written two articles that can help during this crisis:

Resources from Leeward Counseling

In Leeward Counseling's Virtual Resource Center you will find articles, videos and worksheets created by its clinicians. Visit

Educational Resources for Families

Faith-based Resources for Virtual Education and Spiritual Fulfillment

The Cardinal will be celebrating Palm Sunday Mass at 11am. Participate in Mass through the Catholic TV broadcast:

Additional Resources:

  • A FREE online Catholic Conference is happening this weekend (April 3-5) with some of the BEST names in Catholic evangelization, such as Siste. Bethany Madonna from the Sisters of Life & Jason Evert! There are separate men's and women's conferences or the option to access both—all at your convenience. What a great way to kick off Holy Week! Check out the line-up of speakers and register HERE!
  • Laudate App (Free)
  • Holy Week and Easter Week at Home: PDF below

A small sampling of the digital and remote learning that took place this week in the Archdiocese

Today's COVID-19 Briefings from the Government