Thursday, October 21, 2021

Beyond Service Projects: Cultivating the Call to Care

We are born selfish. Psychologists call it "egocentricity," and it's a good thing. It enables infants to get their needs met—for hunger to be satisfied, for thirst to be slaked.

Celebrating Saint Scholastica

Dedicated to God Feast Day: February 10

A Family Together: Christmas Presence

The word Christmas often brings to mind the word presents. Of course, Christmas IS a time when we give and receive presents. Christmas presents are one of the symbols of the season, which celebrates a very special presence—Jesus in our midst! Here are some other words we associate with the Advent and Christmas Seasons. Using a green highlighter or crayon, mark each word or words in this grid. When you finish, you will have created a familiar symbol of Christmas. Then add final touches to the symbol, especially one at the top!

Ordinary Time Quandary

QUESTION: I need discussion subjects for Ordinary Time. Many classes are geared to discuss the liturgical cycles of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter. Ordinary...

Advent Activity for Dec. 8, Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

Catechists: Use this activity to explore the themes of today's Gospel with teens. A downloadable PDF of this page is available at the bottom...

Celebrating Saint…Margaret of Scotland

by Patricia MathsonExample of Loving Others Feast Day: November 16 for a Saint Page about St. Margaret of Scotland that your learners can take...

Advice from Master Catechists—November/December 2013

Master catechists answer questions from readers.

Advice from Master Catechists—February 2012

How can our class fast together during Lent? How is having students pray at home as part of a lesson on prayer a good idea, a bad idea?

Celebrating Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys — January 12

Caring Person Feast Day: January 12

Celebrating Saint Teresa of Ávila

Teresa liked living in a convent, so in 1534, when she was 19, she became a Carmelite nun. Teresa loved God with all her heart. She called God her best friend. She was a person of prayer in all things. Her favorite prayer was the Our Father.