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Friday, December 14, 2018

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...

Praying amidst violence and strife — downloadable prayers to share

Recent news accounts have inspired members of our Bayard team to compose prayers to be shared. When events like the killings at the Tree of...

The Church Is a Family

SUSIE LLOYD In October 2018, Pope Paul VI was proclaimed a saint of the Catholic Church. I will never forget the moment when I found...

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...

Religious Sharing their the Joy of their Vocations — National Vocations Week, (video)

National Vocations Week is Nov. 4-10, 2018. Watch this short 3.5 minute video filled with short vignettes from priests and religious sharing about their...

Eucharistic Adoration for Kids

MARC CARDARONELLA What Can Children Do at Adoration? GADGETS Handheld devices are not just a means of distraction but can be a major part of our children’s...

The Culture of Netflix and Chill: a real life vs. an edited life (8-min....

Fr. Mike Schmitz, from Ascension Presents, gives a compelling discussion-starter for teens and adults. See additional info below.   Additional info: Fr. Mike references the movie...

Times to turn to Scripture — a reference list for young Catholics

Many people turn to Scripture to interpret their lives, their feelings, and their world through God's Word. Use this list yourself as a reference, or...

Class Act: Helping children develop a sense of the sacred

KATE RISTOW Encourage your students to reflect on the events in their lives — the things they see, the people they meet, their experiences —...

Dealing with Serious Problems within Students’ Families

If you encounter serious problems, don't try to handle them yourself. Alcoholism, child abuse, drug addiction, and other problems may be present in the...