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Friday, July 19, 2019

Crafts for Catechists: Easter Symbols Candy

by Jessica Gordon CLICK HERE to download a pdf of this activity.   Copyright 2016, Bayard, Inc. All rights reserved. This article is protected by United...

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.

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.

The Eucharist Unites Heaven and Earth: A craft for a lesson on the Eucharist 

BY SARA JONCKHEERE Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. We hear it over and over, and we teach it to our students. Here is...

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...

The Eucharist Unites Heaven and Earth

A Craft to Support a Lesson on the Eucharist Sara Jonckheere Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. We hear it over and over, and we...

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...

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...

Prayer Puzzles

Help children memorize common prayers SARA JONCKHEERE Memorized prayer has an important place in our Catholic faith, but memorization can be a challenge for students, especially...

O Antiphon Chocolate Coins — Advent Craft

By Jessica Gordon “O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.” — “O...