Sunday, February 25, 2024

Children’s Liturgy of the WORD for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

A blessed Fourth Sunday of Easter! Invite children to watch this special Children’s Liturgy of the Word. Thanks to Heidi and Mark from Christ the...

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...

Celebrating Saint Rita of Cascia

Rita was born in 1381. She was the only child of older parents, and she grew up in a small town near Cascia, Italy. Rita’s parents taught her to live in peace. She became a wife, a mother, a widow, and a nun. Despite many difficulties in her life, Rita always was faithful to God.

His Invitation, Our Response

"Let's get away, just the two of us." "Great! Where are we going?" "We are going to get away from it all. No TV. No computer. It will be just the two of us." "I can hardly wait to spend the time together! But where are we going?" "It's very remote. No internet. No cell phone." "It sounds wonderful! But where are we going?" "We are going to the desert." "Are you crazy?"

Keeping Advent in a Digital Age: Apps, websites, and activities

JONATHAN F. SULLIVAN Keeping an Advent season of attentive and joyful anticipation — amidst the secular celebration of Christmas all around us ­— is an...

A Family Together: The Devil Then and the Devil Now

The Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent (Luke 4:1-13) tells us that Jesus went into the desert for 40 days. While there, he paid less attention to his physical life and more to his spiritual life by fasting and praying. But it wasn't easy. All the while, the devil tempted him. Do similar things happen to you today? Let's see.

Celebrating Saint Philip Neri

Saint Philip Neri, Joyful Person

Living the Liturgical Year—Happy Birthday, Mary! (free downloadable activity)

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sept. 8 CONNIE CLARK You know when Jesus’ birthday is, but what about Mary’s? Does Mary get a birthday celebration?...

All Souls’ Day Message for Primary Grades

From: Advice from a Master Catechist  Question: What age-appropriate suggestions do you have for sharing the meaning of All Souls’ Day with my first and...

Celebrating Saint Scholastica

Dedicated to God Feast Day: February 10