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Monday, October 21, 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...

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...

Lend a Hand, Lift a Heart!

MARY ANN DOBBS 'Lend a Hand, Lift a Heart!' was the theme for the religious education program at St. Roch Parish in Flat Rock, MI....

“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...

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...

Celebrate Baptism as Children of God Craft

SARA JONCKHEERE Through Baptism we become children of God and are claimed for Christ. While many of our students do not remember their own Baptism,...

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...

Celebrating Saints–Katherine Drexel–March 3rd

Katharine Drexel PATRICIA MATHSON Katharine Drexel was a wealthy heiress from Philadelphia who used all her money to help victims of discrimination in the southern...

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...

Stained-Glass Cross, a Lenten craft

BY JESSICA GORDON The penitential period of Lent and its fulfillment on Easter Sunday serve as an effective reminders to the faithful of the price...