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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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Yes You Can—Teach About the Holy Spirit:The Beginning of Our Christian Journey

Help students connect with their own Baptisms LYNN WEHNER Baptism is first and foundational. It is where it all begins for our Christian journey. And it...

Crafts for Catechesis: Baptism Welcome Cards

Help support the families of the newly baptized SARA JONCKHEERE You have asked to have your child baptized. … Do you clearly understand what you are...

Celebrating Sunday of the Word of God

A roundup of resources for studying and teaching about Scripture. by Barb Szyszkiewicz New on the liturgical calendar this year: Sunday of the Word of God,...

Living the Liturgical Year: The Conversion of St. Paul, January 25

St. Paul sees the light! CONNIE CLARK Wrong, wrong, wrong! Have you ever thought somebody was just plain wrong about something? Saul thought Jesus’ followers...

Catholic I.Q. — The Lord’s Supper

Here’s a 20-question quiz on the Eucharist. It contains sample questions such as: The patron saint of first communicants is ______________. In Greek, eucharist...

Baptism and Our Belonging to God

Discussion starters for exploring our first sacrament BECKY GROTH Belonging. Everyone, regardless of age, needs it. Hungers for it. Sometimes does ridiculous, dangerous, or unhealthy things...

Yes You Can—Teach About the Holy Spirit: Saul to Paul

The link between the Holy Spirit and conversion LYNN WEHNER Recently, on January 25, our liturgical calendar celebrated Paul’s dramatic conversion on the way to Damascus...

The Gift of Jesus

A prayer service for First Communion families DEANNA BARTALINI The Eucharist is central to our faith. All our life flows out of our receiving the Body...

Baptism as the Bridge Between the Home and the Classroom

4 ideas to help students and parents JARED DEES At an infant’s Baptism, parents and godparents affirm an important responsibility: “You have asked to have your child...

Three Kings, Three Wise Men, or What?

QUESTION: The feast of the Epiphany often describes the magi as three wise men — and even three kings, as in the old carol:...