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Monday, May 23, 2022

Crafts for Catechists: Our Lady’s Bug

by Jessica Gordon CLICK HERE to download a pdf of this activity. Copyright 2016, Bayard, Inc. All rights reserved. This article is protected by United...

What the Church teaches us about Mary

ANNE E. NEUBERGER  During May, the traditional month of Mary, we can give children an understanding of the Second Vatican Council's teachings on the role...

The Joyful Mysteries

A Family Together

Catechist magazine’s connection to the patronage of Our Lady of the Assumption

Today, on Aug. 15, we at Catechist celebrate the patronage of Our Lady of the Assumption. Why is that? Not only because of the importance of today's...

Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church — new memorial for the liturgical calendar

Pope Francis has created a new Marian feast day. The Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, will be celebrated the Monday...

The Rosary: Meditating on the Mysteries of Faith

Long ago, people living in the desert or in monasteries used pebbles, sticks, or lines drawn in the sand to count their prayers. Herein lies the early roots of the Catholic Rosary. People progressed to counting knots on a cord, then to the beads we know today.

Grandparents: Share Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Story (Dec. 12th)

Editor's note: This activity is written for grandparents, but it can be easily used by families and others to share this feast day with...

Faith in Facts for Young Learners — The Annunciation

Do you know these facts about the Annunciation of the Lord? Read each statement and circle the letter next to the word or phrase that makes the statement a fact. Before you begin, fold the bottom of the page up to the dotted line. That way, you cannot see the answers until you’re ready to check your facts. Have fun and learn!

Advent Activity for Dec. 12, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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 of...

Three Ways to Help Teens Know Mary

BY BECKY GROTH We’re sure to encounter a variety of attitudes that young people hold toward Mary, the Blessed Mother. In my youth ministry experience,...