Saturday, January 16, 2021

Advice from Master Catechists—November/December 2014

by Janet Schaeffler, Dan Thomas, Kate Ristow, and Chris WeberAdvent Colors Why is violet the liturgical color for Advent—a color for penance—when the season...

Liturgy is Catechetical

On Why Your Lesson Time Ought to be Liturgical MARC CARDARONELLA The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that liturgy is a “privileged place” for catechesis....

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....

The Sunday Gospel (Nov. and Dec 2018)

Editors Note: This article offers commentary and reflection questions for each Sunday Gospel for November (the final weeks of Ordinary Time) and December (the beginning...

Celebrating Saint Scholastica

Dedicated to God Feast Day: February 10

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...

Celebrate St. Nicholas by Serving Others

CONNIE CLARK At the start of Advent, tell your students the story of St. Nicholas. Organize simple service projects as a memorable tradition for every...

Celebrating Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys — January 12

Caring Person Feast Day: January 12

Celebrating Saint Thomas of Villanova

Thomas of Villanova is known as the Father of the Poor. He cared about people who were sick, homeless, and living in poverty. He said, “If you want God to hear your prayers, hear the voice of the poor.” He lived his life with love for others as Jesus teaches us.

Celebrating Saint Anne Marie Eugenie of Jesus

Anne Marie was born in 1817. She was sad when her parents separated. She moved with her mother to Paris. When she was 15 years old, her mother died, and she went to live with relatives. It wasn't until a Catholic cousin invited her to church that she learned about living the gospel.