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Friday, August 23, 2019

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...

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–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...

The Fire of the Holy Spirit: A craft to support a lesson on Confirmation

BY SARA JONCKHEERE In Confirmation we are called to live out our Catholic faith, enriched by the special strength of the Holy Spirit. We are...

“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...

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...

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...

Crafts for Catechesis: Glory Be Prayer Poster

by Jessica Gordon CLICK HERE to download a pdf of this activity. CLICK HERE to dowload the Glory Be prayer worksheet.   Copyright 2016, Bayard, Inc. All...

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.

Prayer Rocks

Let these decorated rocks prompt students to prayer SARA JONCKHEERE Sometimes in our prayer life (both personal and in the classroom), we can fall into routines,...