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Monday, February 6, 2023

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...

‘Tis the Season (Advent and Christmas Quiz)

BY DAVID O’BRIEN This quiz can help you, your students, and your students’ families review what you know about our Catholic faith. Check your answers...

Engage Students in Advent by Creating a Blog

SR. CAROLINE CERVENY, SSJ-TOSF Advent can be a busy season of parties and shopping. It also presents creative opportunities to reflect on the meaning of...

Celebrating Saint Colette

Colette was born in 1381; she lived in France. Her parents named her Nicolette after St. Nicholas, who is the patron saint of children. Colette’s parents shared their faith in God with her. Even as a child, Colette was a person of prayer.

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.

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...

Celebrating Saint Scholastica

Dedicated to God Feast Day: February 10

Living the Liturgical Year: Feast of St. Nicholas, December 6

Let Your Generosity Shine — Like St. Nicholas! CONNIE CLARK In pictures, he often has a long beard and a red hat. It’s said that he...

Celebrating St. Francis Xavier (Dec. 3)

Francis Xavier was born in 1506. As a young boy he lived with his family in a castle in Spain. He did well in school and enjoyed sports. As an adult, Francis shared the gospel with people in far away lands such as India and Japan. His life turned out very different from how he thought it would.

Lenten Disciplines for Junior High Students

For the past six years, I've looked forward to class with my seventh-grade students the week before Ash Wednesday—because old ideas become new again each year.