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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Classroom of Compassion

Three ingredients that foster warmth and support CARRIE SOUKUP A sweet boy in my fourth-grade class turned to his classmates for prayer. “My mom has cancer.”...

Prayer Rocks

Let these decorated rocks prompt children to prayer.  SARA JONCKHEERE Editor's Note: This craft can be used by parents at home during this time. Perhaps the...

Light Comes into a Dark World: The Day Star Lesson and Craft

There is a joke that goes like this: "Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear to be bright until you hear them speak." This shows how much we interpret light in more than material forms.

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...

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...