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Friday, September 30, 2022

Classroom of Compassion

Three ingredients that foster warmth and support CARRIE SOUKUP A sweet boy in my fourth-grade class turned to his classmates for prayer. “My mom has cancer.”...

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.

Prayer Journal Craft

Creating opportunities for students’ personal prayer SARA JONCKHEERE A prayer journal is a great way to expose students to different types of prayer, while gathering and...

Patron of Students Back-to-School Treat

By Jessica Gordon “Christian perfection consists in three things: praying heroically, working heroically, and suffering heroically.” — St. Anthony Mary Claret A patron is a saint who...

Five-Finger Glove Prayer Craft

Get to the heart of prayer with this prayer prompt. SARA JONCKHEERE Pope Francis gave us a simple way to pray for five different categories of...

Crafts for Catechesis: Baptism Welcome Cards

Help support the families of the newly baptized SARA JONCKHEERE You have asked to have your child baptized. … Do you clearly understand what you are...

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...

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...

Merry Christmas… Again!

CONNIE CLARK  Wouldn’t it be great if Christmas lasted longer than one day? Actually, the Christmas season lasts from December 25 all the way until...

Your Faith as Salt of the Earth

We are called to be salt of the earth. We are sent to be Christ's light in the world.