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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Bible Candy Valentines

JESSICA GORDON Just as the spiritual toil of the Christian life guarantees a heavenly reward, students will enjoy this simple teaching craft that offers a...

Crafts for Catechesis: Seven Sacraments Stained-Glass Window

JESSICA GORDON This fun and colorful craft provides an excellent opportunity to teach children more about the sacraments instituted by Jesus Christ and how they...

First Reconciliation Prayer Bracelet

DIANE QUINTAL Children preparing for First Reconciliation at St. Stephen the First Martyr parish make Prayer Bracelets to encourage them to learn their prayers and...

Celebrating Saints: Jose Brochero, “Cowboy Priest,”—January 26

Jose Brochero, January 26 PATRICIA MATHSON Jose Brochero lived in Argentina with his mom and dad and was one of 10 children in his family. He...

The Christmas Wreath

At any time of the year, wreaths look lovely on front doors, on fireplace mantles, and with candles on tables and stands. Wreaths have deep and universal meaning. They are formed in the shape of a circle that has no beginning and no ending, and so they represent eternity.

Scripture Prompts Craft

Help children memorize Bible verses with this Scripture craft SARA JONCKHEERE In an effort to bring different types of prayer into your classroom, try this craft...

Wonderful Words, Healing Words for the School Year

An old hymn opens with these words: "Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life" ("Wonderful Words of Life" or "Sing Them Over Again to Me," words and music, Philip P. Bliss, 1874). This song praises the healing, life-giving words of Jesus calling us to faith.

Small Packages

Teaching the Story of David and Goliath LYNN WEHNER In the world, we are besieged by the idea that “bigger is better.” And yet God himself...

Let us Give Thanks to the Lord our God!

DEBORAH McCANN The second half of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Eucharist is short—but so very full of meaning! We watch the priest do...

Keeping Christ in the Center of Marriage

A Craft to Support a Lesson on Matrimony SARA JONCKHEERE The significance and meaning of the sacrament of Matrimony is not always easily understood by children....