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Sunday, November 17, 2019

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....

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...

Designing Cards for Priests

This Craft May Supplement a Lesson on Holy Orders SARA JONCKHEERE Our priests do so much for us and our churches. This craft is a way...

Graces for the Sick Craft

A Craft to Support a Lesson on the Anointing of the Sick SARA JONCKHEERE The gesture of the laying on of hands was an important part...

The Joy of a Clean Heart : A craft about Penance and Reconciliation

SARA JONCKHEERE Sin has a way of weighing us down and hardening our hearts. Children feel this too and need to be taught that the...