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Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Preparing for First Reconciliation

KATHY KLEINLEIN It's 1957 and you are seven years old. You stumble into a tiny dark closet, fumbling around for the kneeler so you don't...

Learning Liturgical Colors and the Ranks of Liturgical Feasts

Many Catholics and catechists may already know this, but it is always helpful to review these concepts and definitions, especially with children. The following...

Celebrating Saints—Marianne Cope—January 23

PATRICIA MATHSON Barbara Koob (now officially “Cope”) lived in Utica, New York. She had moved there from Germany with her family when she was only...

Celebrating Saints — Jose Brochero, “Cowboy Priest,” on Jan 26.

Jose Brochero, January 26 PATRICIA MATHSON Jose Brochero lived in Argentina with his mom and dad and was one of 10 children in his family. He...

Share “Paul, Apostle of Christ” with Teens and Adults

A discussion guide from the movie’s producers. To obtain the movie go to PaulMovie.com. For an additional discussion experience, including film clips, click here. BECKY GROTH Paul,...

Leading Young People Through Lectio Divina

JARED DEES The goal of lectio divina (“sacred reading”) is to encounter Christ when you read the Bible, not just to understand an idea. We...

Ordinary Time … anything but ordinary (2-minute video)

Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of the Diocese of Albany, New York, reminds us that the liturgical season of Ordinary Time is anything but ordinary...

The Meaning Behind the 12 Days of Christmas

We are still in the Christmas season! Some fun facts about the meaning behind the well-known Christmas carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas," are found...

Advent and Christmas Activities

Here are some Advent and Christmas activity sheets from our archives that you can use with your students or send them home for use with...

Catholic IQ — Doing Good, Acting Justly

DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz to review your Catholic faith and explore social doctrine. It contains sample questions such as: “Faith without works is _________”...