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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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...

Advent Journey to Christmas

One of the loveliest images of Joseph is of him leading a donkey that is carrying Mary who is pregnant with Jesus. They are traveling from their home in Nazareth to Bethlehem. The journey made by Joseph and Mary may hold more spiritual gold and meaning than the census that caused it.

Celebrating Saints–Philip and James–May 3rd

Philip and James  PATRICIA MATHSON Jesus called Philip and James to be among the twelve apostles who followed him. The apostles were regular people who said...

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 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...

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...

Make Every Minute Count

BY SR. JANET SCHAEFFLER, OP Ten minutes left--and you've run out of things to do. Preparing for the extra moments that occur for your students...

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.

“Will You Pray for Me?” Spiritual Bouquet

BY JESSICA GORDON A KEEPSAKE BOOK  A spiritual bouquet is an arrangement of spiritual roses, namely a gift of prayers, sacrifices, and alms pledged in writing...

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...