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Saturday, November 17, 2018

A Gift for Baby Jesus

VICKI PAVALKO  With the help of catechist Vicki Pavalko, third graders at St. Nicholas Church in Struthers, OH, wrap their Advent good deeds up into...

Prepare Your Hearts — An Advent Prayer Service

SISTER JENADA FANETTI, SDS In this prayer service, Jeremiah, Ruth, and John the Baptist come to life and share their stories to urge children to...

Celebrating the Season of Hope

KATE RISTOW Waiting, especially at this time of the year, is a concept children understand. From our youngest students to even the most blasé junior...

The Lights of Advent for Your Students and Their Families

At this time of year, our thoughts, time, and energy turn toward preparing for the holiday season.

A Jesse Tree Craft Swap

REBECCA RYSKIND TETI One of the nicest traditions to emerge from the quest for appropriate family devotions during Advent is the practice of putting up...

The Sunday Gospel (Nov. and Dec 2018)

Editors Note: This article offers commentary and reflection questions for each Sunday Gospel for November (the final weeks of Ordinary Time) and December (the beginning...

Living the Liturgical Year: Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7

A Victory —Thanks to Mary CONNIE CLARK You know that on feast days we celebrate saints’ birthdays and other events such as Jesus’ baptism. But have...

Celebrating Saints: Padre Pio—Sept. 23

Feast Day: September 23

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: Native American Saint — July 14

On October 21 this year, Kateri Tekakwitha, a Native American woman from New York, will be canonized a saint. Kateri trusted in God at all times, even when people were against her. She is an example of faith for our lives today.

What Catholics Should Know About Ordinary Time

BY DONNA FRASIER If you think of the liturgical calendar as the “circle of life”, the mystery of Christ unfolds. The significance and beauty of...