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Monday, October 25, 2021

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...

The Symbols of Christmas – a 3-min. video from Catholic Central

In this short 3-minute video, the good people at Catholic Central talk about Santa (St. Nicholas), Christmas trees, and the Creche. Suitable for older...

Living the Liturgical Year: Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12

What do you need? Tell Our Lady of Guadalupe! CONNIE CLARK What if someone told you to go to city hall and tell the mayor to...

Catholic I.Q. — Advent and Christmas Seasons

Here’s a 20-question quiz on the Advent and Christmas seasons. It contains sample questions such as: Jesus' first visitors were ___________. There are ___...

Advent: The Waiting Game

CONNIE CLARK It's a rainy day, and I've popped in a DVD. My students watch the screen expectantly as 20 seconds go by. Nothing happens....

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.

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 Lights of Advent for Your Students and Their Families

At this time of year, our thoughts, time, and energy turn toward preparing for the holiday season.

A Jesse Tree That’s Not Just For Christmas

Plan Ahead to Recycle your Tree for use all Year SR. LOU ELLA HICKMAN When you take down your Jesse tree after Christmas, have you ever...

What Catholics Should Know About the Liturgical Calendar: Advent and Christmas

The Liturgical calendar speak to all our senses.  We are drawn in by the fulfillment of tradition that include feast days, celebrations of saints,...