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Sunday, February 5, 2023

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!

The Visitation of Mary as a Summer Springboard

The beautiful feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary falls on May 31, just as the school year ends. Is there some way to incorporate it into our lessons as we whisk the class out the door for the summer? We reflect on this biblical event in preparation for Christmas and in teaching the Second Joyful Mystery of the Rosary, but seldom do we get a chance to teach about it in depth.

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...

Praying the Hail Mary

BY PAT GOHN The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that Mary, the Mother of God, is truly our Mother "in the order of grace" (see CCC,...

Using Visual Symbols to Teach the Mysteries of the Rosary

With October being the month of the Rosary, the religious education classes always dedicate some class time to praying the Rosary, so my class was pretty familiar with the prayers and the order in which they are prayed. For this year, I thought we would focus on the Mysteries of the Rosary and learn how to meditate on those particular times in Jesus' and Mary's lives.

Mary links for research and for fun: The Mary page, word search, and coloring...

Here are some Mary-related resources that you may find helpful in class! From Real Life at Home This Hail Mary word search puzzle will help reinforce...

The Heart of the Message of Fatima

By Virginia M. Kimball Pray, fast, confess, receive the Eucharist, and be devoted to the Immaculate Heart ​One hundred years ago, in 1917, three years...

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...

The Good, True, and Beautiful

Fostering devotion to Mary JAMES BLANKENSHIP Jesus’ final gift from the cross to all believers was the gift of his mother, Mary. From its very...

A Woman Clothed in the Sun

What is so darn fascinating about royalty?