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Saturday, September 26, 2020

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.

Praying for Our Priests Craft

A reminder to pray for our parish priests by name SARA JONCKHEERE Priests need our prayers, but do we always remember to pray for...

Washed Clean

A soap craft to accompany a lesson on forgiveness and reconciliation  BY SARA JONCKHEERE  Making soap is an easy craft, and it’s the perfect way to...

Crafts for Catechesis: Baptism Welcome Cards

Help support the families of the newly baptized SARA JONCKHEERE You have asked to have your child baptized. … Do you clearly understand what you are...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Eucharist Unites Heaven and Earth: A craft for a lesson on the Eucharist 

BY SARA JONCKHEERE Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. We hear it over and over, and we teach it to our students. Here is...