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Domestic Violence in the

Faith Community



Domestic violence plagues every aspect of our society, including our churches. Through this presentation, the audience will learn the dynamics of domestic violence, types and signs of abuse, and how to support a survivor of domestic violence, especially through a faith-based lens.


Join us for this online presentation!


WHEN:   Thursday, May 14, 2020

          10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


     Sponsored By:  Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary

     Presenter:          Jenny Schoenwetter, Exec. Director

                                   Harbor House of Kankakee County


To register, email Susan:


You will receive a return email with a unique link to the Zoom video conference for this presentation


For more information about this program,

call Susan Amann at 708.790.8141.


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Jenny Schoenwetter, Harbor House









Jenny Schoenwetter (pronounced “shane-wetter”) is the executive director of Harbor House, the only domestic violence agency serving Kankakee and Iroquois Counties, where she leads the staff of 20 who work diligently to support survivors and prevent abuse. She is a Certified Domestic Violence Professional and has a master’s degree in business administration with emphasis in nonprofit leadership.



Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary

Covid-19 Shelter-At-Home

Online Resources

 Updated April 15, 2020


Resources will be added to this list once a week; new listings are shown in RED. Please visit often for updates!


Pope Francis’ special blessing on Friday, March 27, 2020


·         Diocese of Joliet YouTube channel for weekday and Sunday services

·         Diocese of Rockford YouTube channel for weekday and Sunday services

·         Diocese of Springfield Diocesan website list of weekday and Sunday services

·         Archdiocese of Chicago Archdiocesan website for weekday and Sunday services in English, Spanish and Polish


Conferences, Missions, Lectures Days/Evenings of Reflection:

·         The Thomastic Institute: Quarantine Lectures

·         People of Hope lecture series from Catholic Theological Union (Links to recordings of past lectures can be found here also)

·         Free Catholic Online Courses – 100% FREE!

·         Covid 19: Trusting God in Difficult Times – 1st in a video series by Ken Yasinski


Daily Devotions, Articles, Books and Stuff to do:

·         America Magazine’s article on the Pope Francis’ new “Mass in Time of Pandemic

·         Quarantine Rosary

·         Aleteia article on St. Corona

·         USCCB Resources for the Corona Virus

·         Ascension Press live events including Mass, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, and Bible study everyday!

·         Catholic Health Association of the US: Prayers and Meditative Reflections

·         Live adoration from Tyburn Convent in London, England

·         Spiritual First Aid Tip Sheet from the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College

·         Shelter Me, new prayer-song for this time of pandemic by Rev. Michael Joncas (based on Psalm 23)

·         Corona – What If, a poem by Sister Gail Worcelo of Green Mountain Monastery in Vermont   Link



Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary

Holy Week and Easter Season

Online Resources

Updated April 15, 2020

Updates in RED

 From Pope Francis:


Reflection and Daily Devotions:

 ·         Virtual Stations of the Cross in a Time of Pandemic by pins of light

·         Virtual Stations of the Cross by Busted Halo

·         Reflection on the Resurrection Narratives

·         Divine Mercy

o   USCCCB: How to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet

o   The Divine Mercy Chaplet Sung in a video

o   St. John Paul II and Divine Mercy Sunday

o   Divine Mercy Novena

·         Pentecost

o   Pentecost Novena

o   Prayer to the Holy Spirit with reflections

o   Loyola Press 3-minute retreat for Pentecost Sunday

·         Celebrating the Easter Season: readings and reflections for everyday

·         Holy Family Retreat Center 2018 Easter Concert videos

·         Music Meditations by Fr. Bradley Zamora Music (YouTube Channel)

·         Easter Basket Blessing to do at home

·         Easter Lights – an idea on how to witness to the Light of Christ this Easter

·         Huge Stones and Locked Doors, a reflection on the Resurrection by Rev. Ronald Roheiser, OMI



Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary

Holy Week and Easter Season

Movies to Watch While at Home

Updated April 8, 2020



A list of great movies that you can watch during the end of Lent, Holy Week and during the Easter Season.  You can find these movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube and other video streaming services.


Movies to watch while at home:

The Passion of the Christ - 2004 – Directed by Mel Gibson – (I cry every time!)

Ben Hur

o    2016 – Directed by Timur Bekmambetov  - (I like this one as much as the old one!)

o    1959 – Directed by William Wyler – (Charlton Heston!)

o    1925 – Directed by Fred Niblo – (You might find this on YouTube)

Silence – Directed by Martin Scorsese – (There is an interesting review of it and how it relates to Lent here.)

Les Miserables

o    2019 – PBS 6-part mini-series – (I will be watching this one for sure!)

o    2012 – Directed by Tom Hooper – (I found this a bit gritty for watching with my teen-age daughter at the time.)

o    1998 – Directed by Bille August – (Liam Neeson plays Jean Valjean!)

o    1978 – Directed by Glenn Jordan – (made-for-TV, nominated for a Emmy, find it on Amazon Prime)

Lilies of the Field – 1963 – Directed by Ralph Nelson – (I have never seen this one, but intend to watch.  I’d love to hear what others think. Here’s a link to find it online.)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

o    2005 – Directed by Andrew Adamson – (I could watch this over and over.)

o    1988 – Directed by Marilyn Fox – (6 episode mini-series, nominated for an Emmy, available on Amazon)

o    1975 – Directed by Bill Melendez – (animated, made-for-tv movie, available on Amazon)

Lord of the Rings Trilogy – 2001-2003 – Directed by Peter Jackson

Inside Out – 2015 Pixar movie directed by Peter Docter and Ronnie Del Caren (This is a kids’ movie but beautifully shows the importance of sorrow in bringing meaning to who we are.)


Movies for the Easter Season

Full of Grace – 2015 – Directed by Andrew Hyatt – (Story of the early Church, Included with Amazon Prime Video)

The Gospel of John – 2003 – Directed by Philip Saville (Part of The Visual Bible series, available on YouTube and Amazon)

Thérèse – 2004 – Directed by Patti Defilippis – (You may have to buy this one, but it will be worth it!)

The Mission – 1986 – Directed by Roland Joffé - (Won 7 Academy Awards, I will be watching this!)

A Man for all Seasons – 1966 – Directed by Fred Zinnemann (Won many awards, classic!