Thursday, July 18, 2024

Our Earthly Home, Our Heavenly Home

by Jeanne Heiberg Serenity, peace, security, relaxation, comfort, loving parents, siblings, love, joy: These are some of the words people responded with when I...

Celebrating Saint Genoveva Torres Morales

Genoveva was a person of great faith and courage. She wanted to join the Carmelite Order but was not accepted due to her health. She was very disappointed, but she did not give up. She knew that God has a purpose for each of our lives.

Celebrating Sunday of the Word of God

A roundup of resources for studying and teaching about Scripture. by Barb Szyszkiewicz New on the liturgical calendar: Sunday of the Word of God, which takes...

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...

A Lenten Vocabulary

A Group Activity for the Family at Home or Your Class Family

The Feast of St. Matthew, Sept. 21: The Calling of St. Matthew

Encountering Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel EDWARD SRI In a small church near the Piazza Navona in Rome stands a famous painting by the Baroque artist Caravaggio....

Bits O’Wisdom: Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Pope Francis teaches that caring for God’s creation is our mission.

Complete a Project: 2013-2014 Church Year

A downloadable Image Key of the liturgical calendar that appears in November/December 2013 CATECHIST.

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...

A Lent-Easter Wreath

A Lent-Easter wreath can help students pray through Lent—the same way an Advent wreath helps students pray through Advent—and celebrate Easter.