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Saints & Sacraments: John the Baptist, a patron for Baptism

BARBARA YOFFIE Exemplifying the sacrament of Baptism is the great preacher and prophet John the Baptist, an obvious choice. Through his preaching and teaching,...

Strengthening Those Who Suffer

A short Catholic film and study guide on the Anointing of the Sick BECKY GROTH To our teens, the Anointing of the Sick is often like...

Getting to the Why Behind the What

Exploring the fruits of Holy Communion with teens BECKY GROTH As Catholics we believe in the Real Presence — the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity...

Inspiring the Ultimate Encounter with Jesus

Five ways to teach the Eucharist WILLIAM O'LEARY Since the age of five, she longed to receive Jesus in Holy Communion. Her love for Christ in...

Saints & Sacraments: St. Philip Neri, a patron for Confirmation

BARBARA YOFFIE Italian priest Philip Neri had a deep devotion to the Holy Spirit. One evening while praying in the catacombs of Rome, he experienced...

YES YOU CAN—Teach the Sacraments: Restoring Us to God’s Grace

A lesson on confession LYNN WEHNER Like the Prodigal Son in the Gospel, we sin, separating ourselves from God. But, like the loving father in the...

Celebrating Saints: Nunzio Sulprizio—May 5

PATRICIA MATHSON This young saint had a difficult life. Nunzio Sulprizio was born into a poor family in Italy. His dad and mom died when...

Prayer Rocks

Let these decorated rocks prompt children to prayer.  SARA JONCKHEERE Sometimes in our prayer life (both personal and in the classroom), we can fall into routines,...

Crafts for Catechesis: Glory Be Prayer Poster

by Jessica Gordon CLICK HERE to download a pdf of this activity. CLICK HERE to dowload the Glory Be prayer worksheet.   Copyright 2016, Bayard, Inc. All...

Catholic I.Q – The Catholic Church: Her mission and members

DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz on the Catholic Church. It contains sample questions such as: What is the central mission of the Catholic Church? ...