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Sunday, March 24, 2019

What Catholics Should Know About the Liturgical Calendar – Lent and Easter

By Donna Frasier The Liturgical calendar, especially during Lent and Easter, invites individuals and families to form stronger bonds between themselves and God. We should...

Effective Teaching: Encouraging the Three Pillars of Lent at Home

With inspiration from St. Augustine JARED DEES St. Augustine once described Lent in a sermon as “the epitome of our whole life.” It allows Christians to make...

Living the Liturgical Year: Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us! CONNIE CLARK Do you know someone who is sick? God sent Our Lady of Lourdes to show how...

January 22: Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children (links)

Collect prayer: God our Creator, we give thanks to you, who alone have the power to impart the breath of life as you form each...

Living the Liturgical Year: Feast of St. John Bosco, January 31

Want to Be a Saint? St. John Bosco says it’s easy! CONNIE CLARK What do you think of a saint who juggles, walks on a tightrope, and...

Learning Liturgical Colors and the Ranks of Liturgical Feasts

Many Catholics and catechists may already know this, but it is always helpful to review these concepts and definitions, especially with children. The following...

Ordinary Time … anything but ordinary (2-minute video)

Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of the Diocese of Albany, New York, reminds us that the liturgical season of Ordinary Time is anything but ordinary...

The Meaning Behind the 12 Days of Christmas

We are still in the Christmas season! Some fun facts about the meaning behind the well-known Christmas carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas," are found...

Advent and Christmas Activities

Here are some Advent and Christmas activity sheets from our archives that you can use with your students or send them home for use with...

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.