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Encounters with Jesus: 50 ways to help facilitate that with children, youth, and adults

MARY LOU ROSIEN In the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), three weeks are devoted to the scrutinies — dedicated to self-examination, rooting out...

Five Lessons from Fatima

by Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur Tips for guiding children into the heart of the message One of the most fantastic aspects of Our Lady of Fatima’s message is...

Washed Clean

A soap craft to accompany a lesson on forgiveness and reconciliation  BY SARA JONCKHEERE  Making soap is an easy craft, and it’s the perfect way to...

Rich Soil: Teaching the parable of the sower

BY LYNN WEHNER Gardens and growth. Seeds and soil. Spring approaches! We all know that water, sunlight, and the right kind of soil will help...

Pairing Family Catechesis with Youth Ministry

Questions to help you discern actionable goals BECKY GROTH As more and more parishes move to a family-centered religious education model, it makes sense to consider...

Catholic IQ —Test Your Knowledge of the Sacraments

David O'Brien Here’s a 20-question quiz on the Sacraments. It contains sample questions such as: The sacrament of Penance is also known as _____________. ___________...

Forward Pass for Values

Helping your students think critically about Super Bowl advertising and the halftime show can lead to a fruitful discussion about Christian values.

Complete-A-Project Bible Search: What Do You Say When Jesus Calls?

This Complete-A-Project Bible Search activity is for teacher and students (grades 4-6) working together.

Stones and Blooms for Lent and Easter

Halfway through Lent is a good time to help students think about their Lenten resolutions and renew the spirit of Lent.

Take This Ring: Teaching the Sacrament of Matrimony to Middle Schoolers

by Kate Ristow For an activity that will help students understand the interrelationship between friendship and choosing a marriage partner, see the end of...