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Sunday, January 19, 2020

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

Bible Candy Valentines

JESSICA GORDON Just as the spiritual toil of the Christian life guarantees a heavenly reward, students will enjoy this simple teaching craft that offers a...