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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Catholic I.Q.—Quiz Mash-Up: A little on Lent, a little on Youth Ministry

Fun facts about Lent and Youth Ministry DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question mash-up quiz combining Lent and Youth Ministry. It contains sample questions such as: ______________...

Saving the Best for Last

LEE DANESCO You did it! Despite the variety of challenges to your energy, your creativity, and your patience throughout the year, you successfully answered the...

Be Happy, it’s Easter! A prayer service for the Easter Season

In our culture, Easter is not a celebrated season. After Easter Sunday, little is made of this 50-day period that culminates on Pentecost Sunday....

Living the Liturgical Year: Holy Thursday, April 18

We remember the Last Supper CONNIE CLARK Would you wash your best friend’s feet? Hmmm. But Jesus did that for his friends. And once a year,...

Lend a Hand, Lift a Heart!

MARY ANN DOBBS 'Lend a Hand, Lift a Heart!' was the theme for the religious education program at St. Roch Parish in Flat Rock, MI....

Nurturing Family Faith at Home

Important strategies to build up Catholic families JOHN ROBERTO We know how important parents and the whole family are in forming the faith of young people....

To Forgive Ourselves—A short Lenten prayer service for adults and teens

WILLIAM B. MILLER Editor’s note: While this prayer service can stand alone, it might also be good preparation for adults and teens prior to receiving...

Yes You Can—Teach About the Holy Spirit: One Heart and Soul

How the Spirit helps build unity and generosity in us LYNN WEHNER Perusing the Bible for a description of the early Church, we quickly get a...

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...

Teaching the Two Sides of Lent

As religious educators, we appreciate the value of projects that effectively address more than one classroom need at a time.