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Thursday, December 1, 2022
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The Story of Salvation

JO ANN PARADISE The first temptation in the garden is the voice of the snake telling Eve that she can be more than God created...

A Gift for Baby Jesus

VICKI PAVALKO  With the help of catechist Vicki Pavalko, third graders at St. Nicholas Church in Struthers, OH, wrap their Advent good deeds up into...

Catechist Kids Calendar

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Prepare Your Hearts — An Advent Prayer Service

SISTER JENADA FANETTI, SDS In this prayer service, Jeremiah, Ruth, and John the Baptist come to life and share their stories to urge children to...

A Setting-the-Table Blessing

Here is a Setting the Table Blessing for use with your students or to send home for family use. Bless this table, Lord, where we...

A Jesse Tree Craft Swap

REBECCA RYSKIND TETI One of the nicest traditions to emerge from the quest for appropriate family devotions during Advent is the practice of putting up...

Celebrating Saints: Elizabeth of Trinity — November 8

PATRICIA MATHSON FEAST DAY: November 8 Elizabeth Catez lived in France with her mother, father, and younger sister. Her father was in the military. She was...

Plan a Mini Retreat

Connie Clark When my teenager returned from his confirmation retreat, I wondered if I could create a similar experience for my younger students on a...

The Church Is a Family

SUSIE LLOYD In October 2018, Pope Paul VI was proclaimed a saint of the Catholic Church. I will never forget the moment when I found...

Deepening Vocation Awareness

JANET SCHAFFLER, OP When you hear the word "vocation," what comes to your mind? As a young child, I remember learning that "vocation" means "a...