Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Bits O’Wisdom: Celebrating the Church Year

The rhythms of the Church year provide catechetical opportunities.

Catholic IQ — Saints. Guess Who?

DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz on Saints. It contains sample questions such as: He translated the Bible into Latin and said: “Ignorance of Scripture...

Activities for Exploring the Mass

The Mass calls us together as a community. We were created to give praise and glory to the God who loves us without end. We remember all that God has done for us.

Out of the Desert: Through Crises of Faith

Those of us who serve as catechists, parish spiritual leaders, mentors, and guides need to pursue our own spiritual, catechetical, biblical, and theological formation to be able to address the questions, struggles, and ambiguities that our young people bring to us. This is not a time to waffle with weak responses that have not been tested within our own desert experiences. We are called to be salt and light for all those who seek to come out of the desert.

The Joyful Mysteries

A Family Together

Encounters with Jesus: 50 ways to help facilitate that with children, youth, and adults

MARY LOU ROSIEN In the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), three weeks are devoted to the scrutinies — dedicated to self-examination, rooting out...

A Lamp for My Feet — a visual memorization exercise

JUDITH COSTELLO Have you ever walked down a dark hallway at night? In the darkness, we may stumble and fall. That’s why God offers us...

Teaching beyond Borders

I love my ministry as a mission educator.

Catholic I.Q — The Church’s Social Teaching

BY DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz on the Church Social Teaching. It contains sample questions such as: The___ is where people should first learn...

Memories Are Made of This: Celebrating Advent and Christmas Traditions

During Advent we prepare students to celebrate the birth of our Savior on Christmas. Use the following ideas to keep the spotlight on celebrating the coming of the Lord.