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Complete-A-Project Bible Search: Jesus and the Woman at the Well

This Complete-A-Project Bible Search is based on John 4:5-42, the account of the encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well.

Celebrating Saint Julie Billiart

Witness to God's Love Feast Day: April 8

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...

Catholic Olympic Games: End-of-Year Review

Channel your group's energy into a fun and memorable way to sum up the year's religious studies: Hold the 2010 Catholic Olympic Games in your classroom.

Rediscovering the Parables: The Question of a Correct Understanding

The parables that Jesus told can be a source of confusion for many people of our times. People wonder why Jesus talked in riddles that often can be difficult to understand. How does a catechist go about deciphering and explaining the point that the Lord was trying to make?

Faith in Facts for Young Learners — Advent and Christmas

Do you know these facts about Advent and Christmas? Read each statement and circle the letter next to the word or phrase that makes the statement a fact. Before you begin, fold the bottom of the page up to the dotted line. That way, you cannot see the Answers until you’re ready to check your facts. Have fun and learn!

Updates on Future Saint Canonizations and Beatifications including Fr. Michael McGivney from the U.S.

Vatican News reported this past spring, the causes for the three saints were moved toward canonization by Pope Francis and the Congregation for the...

How can I help children cope with a classmate’s sudden death?

Susan J. Kay Q: If youngsters in your class had a schoolmate who died suddenly, how would you help them? A: Cathechists teach the gift of consolation and...

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....

Celebrating Saint Joseph Moscati

Doctor to the Poor, Feast Day: November 16