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Friday, December 14, 2018

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...

Celebrate St. Nicholas by Serving Others

CONNIE CLARK At the start of Advent, tell your students the story of St. Nicholas. Organize simple service projects as a memorable tradition for every...

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...