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The Feast of St. Matthew, Sept. 21: The Calling of St. Matthew

Encountering Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel EDWARD SRI In a small church near the Piazza Navona in Rome stands a famous painting by the Baroque artist Caravaggio....

Five Ideas for Local Youth Service Missions

Connecting faith with good works BECKY GROTH Just in case we didn’t get the picture when Jesus told the parable of the sheep and goats (Matthew...

Living the Liturgical Year: Exaltation of the Holy Cross, September 14

Lift High the Cross! CONNIE CLARK We celebrate Jesus’ cross with a feast? How can anyone be happy about the way our Savior died? It’s true...

Classroom of Compassion

Three ingredients that foster warmth and support CARRIE SOUKUP A sweet boy in my fourth-grade class turned to his classmates for prayer. “My mom has cancer.”...

Discussing the Transcendentals

Discerning desires that point to God BECKY GROTH “Thou has made us for Thyself and our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee.” — ST....

Catechist Kids Calendar

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Living the Liturgical Year—Happy Birthday, Mary! (free downloadable activity)

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sept. 8 CONNIE CLARK You know when Jesus’ birthday is, but what about Mary’s? Does Mary get a birthday celebration?...

HOLY SPIRIT, CONFIRM IN ME… A Prayer for Confirmation candidates

JANE CASSERLY MYERS  Whether one is seven years old preparing for First Communion, or an adolescent in formation toward Confirmation, this prayer describes the constant...

Catholic I. Q. — Test Your Knowledge of Saints

David O'Brien Here’s a 20-question quiz on the Saints. It contains sample questions such as: On All Souls Day we pray for _____________. ___________ has...

Mary: Disciple and Woman of Faith

A Theological Reflection