Catholic New Years Resolutions

Jon Leonetti has put out a list of 20 Catholic New Year’s Resolutions!

Choose just one or combine a few. Most importantly, stick with it the best you’re able.

Read your Bible for 10 minutes a day.

Attend one daily Mass (in addition to Sunday Mass) each week.

Write down one thing you’re thankful to God for each evening.

Bring Holy Communion to someone that can’t make it to Mass each week.

Pray the Angelus every day at noon before lunch.
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/angelus-383

Take a priest to lunch once a month.

Sign up for an hour of adoration each week.
(Contact Bonnie Meadows at 812-482-4461)

Visit someone in the local nursing home every other week.

Go on a Catholic pilgrimage.

Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy every day at 3:00pm.
https://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/pray-the-chaplet

Fast from eating in-between meals on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Read a new Catholic book once a month.

Financially support a religious community of sisters.

Mark your calendar and honor the Marian feast days of the year. https://udayton.edu/imri/mary/f/feast-days-list.php

Enroll in a course to help you better understand your faith. (Diocese of Evansville has a partnership with Dayton University https://vlcff.udayton.edu)

Pray a Litany of Saints every day with your family.
https://epiphanymn.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/saints.pdf

Turn (and keep) the dial on Catholic Radio. (WTJW 93.1 FM)

Pray a morning offering before you get out of bed.

Join the men’s or women’s group at your parish. (Precious Blood Men’s Club contact Kurt Mehringer. Ladies Sodality contact Buffy Keeley)

Pray a decade of the Rosary with your spouse every night. (Or with the parish on Wednesday’s at 6 pm)