Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Prayer and spiritual growth

Practice Simplicity

KATHY HENDRICKS When my husband and I put our house on the market several years ago, we were thrown into an extensive round of clutter...

7 Steps for a Do-It-Yourself Retreat

Plan this retreat for catechists involved in sacramental formation BY DEANNA BARTALINI Catechists work hard. They share their faith and knowledge, and they give up personal...

Beginning a New Year—A Prayer Service for Catechists

ALICE ANN PFEIFER, CSA Even when we are fully committed to starting a new enterprise or returning to an old one, we may have ambivalent...

Blessed Are You: Understanding and Teaching the Beatitudes

FATHER DWIGHT LONGENECKER One of my favorite Gospel stories is the account of Jesus cleansing the temple. When he turned over the moneychangers' tables, he...

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...

Your Faith as Salt of the Earth

We are called to be salt of the earth. We are sent to be Christ's light in the world.

Resources: Prayer for Times of Trouble, Tragedy, or Sadness; plus a parish resource

Many lives were affected by recent gun violence in Dayton and El Paso. We turn to God in prayer as we mourn for the...

Things to Pray about This Summer

Here we are—coming to the end of our learning year.

What Have We Missed?

by Mary McEntee McGill Ash Wednesday is a day when we are blessed with ashes and told to repent of our sins and believe...

Sharing Prayer

In recent weeks, you and the team have been preparing for the learning year ahead by reviewing texts and working on lesson plans. In this prayer, you will bless one another in a special way and profess your beliefs in the creed.