A Family Daily Schedule

By Joel de Loera, Director of Family Life & Spirituality

Here is a tentative weekday schedule our family came up with. This schedule is not set in stone, instead, it will serve as a guide for our daily schedule. Please feel free to use it as a guide for your family as well. May this time of quarantine be a time for the domestic church to grow in their faith and love for God and one another.


Monday – Friday 

6:00 – 6:05 am – Angelus (Regina Coeli during Easter)

6:05 – 6:30 am – Prepare coffee, tea, chocolate milk for the kids or another pick me up drink/snack

6:30 – 6:50 am – Lauds (Morning Prayer)

6:50 – 7:00 am – Saint of the Day

7:00 – 7:30 am – Breakfast / Daily Mass Readings and meditation

7:30 – 8:00 am – Livestream Mass with the Holy Father / Act of Spiritual Communion

8:00 – 10:00 am – Homeschool

10:00 – 10:30 am – Recess / Snack time

10:30 – 12:00 pm – Homeschool / Religion class / Bible Study

12:00 – 12:05 pm – Angelus (Regina Coeli during Easter)

12:05 – 1:00pm – Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 pm – P.E. Go for a walk/hike or exercise at home for at least 1 hour / The Holy Rosary can be prayed here

3:00 – 3:30 pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet (sung preferably)

3:30 – 5:00 pm – Free time / Dinner / Homework / Nap

5:00 – 6:00 pm – Music class, art or other recreational activities

6:00 – 6:05 pm – Angelus (Regina Coeli during Easter)

6:05 – 6:20 pm – Vespers (Evening Prayer)

6:20 – 7:45 pm – Free time

7:45 – 8:00 pm – Compline (Night Prayer)

8:00 pm – Bedtime /

Stations of the Cross on Fridays of Lent (video for kids)

Pope Francis’ Coronavirus Prayer

Prayer to St. Joseph

St. Michael the Archangel Prayer

More Family Life Resources.

Learn more about the Shelter in Place Order.

Diocese of San Jose Coronavirus Response.


Joel de Loera is the Director of Family Life & Spirituality for the Diocese of San Jose. He is also an Associate Director for the Office of Faith Formation. He is happily married to Nora. They have been blessed with six children (so far). Joel has a Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology, both from St. Joseph’s College in Maine. Joel has more than ten years of experience working for the Church and has served in different capacities: as Catholic Charities Family Hope Case Manager and Youth Minister for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and as Director of Faith Formation for the Diocese of Fort Worth. He has traveled across the U.S. and to other countries sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ and leading spiritual retreats. He enjoys writing about his faith and family experiences. He is fluent in both English and Spanish. Joel is here to support and serve as a resource for pastors and parishes. He also hopes to encourage and strengthen marriage and family life within the domestic church through his diocesan ministry.

Contact information:
Joel de Loera
Office: 408.983.0135
Email: joel.deloera@dsj.org
Facebook: Diocese of San Jose Family Life