Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Beginning the Year Prayer Service: Praying with Pope Francis

Introduction: This is a meaningful prayer service to use during your first class or gathering of the year. Welcome children with the inspiring words...

Teaching How to Pray with Christ

Rediscover the Fourth Task of Catechesis Marc Cardaronella The fourth task of catechesis is teaching the Christian how to pray with Christ. In the Gospel accounts...

Praying with Gregorian Chant

Suggestions for Getting Started KATE DANELUK About 10 years ago I was reviewing the music program my husband and I had developed for our local Catholic...

Help Students Pray What They Believe and Live What They Pray

On Moving Beyond Recitation of Prayers JARED DEES You have a choice: class prayer can be quick and forgettable, or it can be heartfelt and memorable....

Praying in difficult times

CONNIE CLARK My students sat perfectly still. Every one of them was attentive, reverent, and engaged. And I wish with all my heart that they...

An Examination of Conscience using the New Testament

JARED DEES  In preparation for the sacrament of penance and reconciliation, most of us use an examination of conscience inspired by the Ten Commandments in...

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer: “Deliver us from evil.”

JAMES BLANKENSHIP   “But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one”  – 2 Thessalonians 3:3   The final petition that...

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer: “Lead us not into temptation…”

JAMES BLANKENSHIP And when he came to the place he said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation."  – Luke 22:40 People, by...

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer: “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive…”

JAMES BLANKENSHIP “As the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.” – Colossians 3:13 In this petition we ask God to forgive us our...

Music and Eucharistic Adoration

Four Areas of Preparation KATE DANELUK  Years ago, I sat on a vacation Bible school curriculum development team. How could we convict our students in their...