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Friday, August 7, 2020

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 Eucharist Unites Heaven and Earth

A Craft to Support a Lesson on the Eucharist Sara Jonckheere Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. We hear it over and over, and we...

Music and Eucharistic Adoration

Four Areas of Preparation KATE DANELUK  Years ago, I sat on a vacation Bible school curriculum development team. How could we convict our students in their...

The Eucharist Unites Heaven and Earth: A craft for a lesson on the Eucharist 

BY SARA JONCKHEERE Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. We hear it over and over, and we teach it to our students. Here is...

A Quick Guide to Praying the Mass

Notes on what is happening at different moments of the Mass SR. BRITTANY HARRISON I became a convert to Catholicism at age 14, so I never...

Let us Give Thanks to the Lord our God!

DEBORAH McCANN The second half of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Eucharist is short—but so very full of meaning! We watch the priest do...

Parishes Implementing a Children’s Liturgy of the Word

By Lisanne V. Jensen Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) programs are a growing trend at many parishes across the country. During CLW, young children...

7 Tips for Teens (and Everyone Else) to Get the Most Out of Mass

Helping others experience heaven on earth ERIC GROTH If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy.” I love this. St. John Vianney nailed it. He...

Making the Mass More Meaningful

Bridging the gap between head and heart JARED DEES We have a two-part responsibility as catechists: We must educate the mind, but we must also inspire...

Eucharistic Banner Craft

Create a personalized banner as a keepsake SARA JONCKHEERE Creating banners in anticipation of First Holy Communion celebrations have become popular projects through the...