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Friday, December 14, 2018
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Celebrating Saints—Caterina Volpicelli—December 28

PATRICIA MATHSON Caterina lived in Italy with her family. As a teen she enjoyed going to plays and dances with friends. When Caterina was 15...

Advent in 2 minutes. Courtesy of Busted Halo.

Busted Halo has a creative crew that always comes up with short, timely, share-ables. Like this one! Great for older children, teens, and adults.   Image...

Explaining Baptism and Confirmation

One of the traditional images of the church is that of the ark. In this model, the goal is to get everyone on board,...

Advent: The Waiting Game

CONNIE CLARK It's a rainy day, and I've popped in a DVD. My students watch the screen expectantly as 20 seconds go by. Nothing happens....

Grandparents: Share Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Story (Dec. 12th)

Editor's note: This activity is written for grandparents, but it can be easily used by families and others to share this feast day with...

Liturgy is Catechetical

On Why Your Lesson Time Ought to be Liturgical MARC CARDARONELLA The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that liturgy is a “privileged place” for catechesis....

Living the Liturgical Year: Feast of St. Nicholas, December 6

Let Your Generosity Shine — Like St. Nicholas! CONNIE CLARK In pictures, he often has a long beard and a red hat. It’s said that he...

We Gather To Pray: An Advent Prayer Service

Pray with the four themes of the season MARC CARDARONELLA The catechetical challenge for Advent is that it’s not Christmas, but everyone around us acts like...

The Story of Salvation

JO ANN PARADISE The first temptation in the garden is the voice of the snake telling Eve that she can be more than God created...

Catholic IQ — ‘Tis the Season

DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz to test your knowledge about Advent and Christmas. It contains sample questions such as: “O Come, O Come Emmanuel, and...