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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...

Five-Finger Glove Prayer Craft

Get to the heart of prayer with this prayer prompt. SARA JONCKHEERE Pope Francis gave us a simple way to pray for five different categories of...

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....

Ground Your Youth Ministry Program in Intercessory Prayer

Here is a practical way to develop prayer partners for your ministry LAUREN SCHARMER It all started with a simple Facebook post: “Would you be willing...

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....

The Spiritual Questions of Gen Z

A framework for youth ministry for the first post-Christian generation DOUG TOOKE For the last 15 years, Catholic faith-formation experts have been struggling over the best...

The Sacrament of Reconciliation Explained – a 6-min. video

With words and a busy free-hand sketch-pad, this video illustrates a lesson on why we confess, and what happens in the Sacrament of Penance...

Use this video to encourage listeners to become saints

This powerful talk by Chris Stefanik, given to young adults at FOCUS' SEEK 2015 conference is titled "Saint (Insert Your Name Here)". It calls...

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?...

Anointing of the Sick – 5-minute video from Catholic Central

The Catholic Central team explains the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick with compassion and humor. Suitable for all ages.   Image credit: Courtesy of...