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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The Story of Salvation

JO ANN PARADISE The first temptation in the garden is the voice of the snake telling Eve that she can be more than God created...

A Gift for Baby Jesus

VICKI PAVALKO  With the help of catechist Vicki Pavalko, third graders at St. Nicholas Church in Struthers, OH, wrap their Advent good deeds up into...

Prepare Your Hearts — An Advent Prayer Service

SISTER JENADA FANETTI, SDS In this prayer service, Jeremiah, Ruth, and John the Baptist come to life and share their stories to urge children to...

A Jesse Tree Craft Swap

REBECCA RYSKIND TETI One of the nicest traditions to emerge from the quest for appropriate family devotions during Advent is the practice of putting up...

Living the Liturgical Year: Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7

A Victory —Thanks to Mary CONNIE CLARK You know that on feast days we celebrate saints’ birthdays and other events such as Jesus’ baptism. But have...

Celebrating Saints: Padre Pio—Sept. 23

Feast Day: September 23

Yes You Can—Teach About the Holy Spirit: The Spirit Poured Out

The power of Pentecost and birth of the Church LYNN WEHNER This year we have reflected on the path that the early disciples traveled as the...

Yes You Can—Teach About the Holy Spirit: Boldness in the Spirit

Moving from fearful to fearless LYNN WEHNER Boldness. It is perhaps in this quality that we see the most dramatic transformation of the apostles after they received...

Living the Liturgical Year: Holy Thursday

We remember the Last Supper CONNIE CLARK Would you wash your best friend’s feet? Hmmm. But Jesus did that for his friends. And once a year,...

Fasting and Feasting – a prayer service for Lent

Marc Cardaronella Lent is a time of fasting. But it can also be more: Lent can be a time of feasting — on positive spiritual...