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Saturday, February 16, 2019

January 22: Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children (links)

Collect prayer: God our Creator, we give thanks to you, who alone have the power to impart the breath of life as you form each...

First Reconciliation Prayer Bracelet

DIANE QUINTAL Children preparing for First Reconciliation at St. Stephen the First Martyr parish make Prayer Bracelets to encourage them to learn their prayers and...

Bible Rookie: “I don’t know where to start!”

Beginning Bible tips for youth. BECKY GROTH If I have heard one comment more than any other from teens (and adults) about the Bible, it’s definitely...

Living the Liturgical Year: Feast of St. John Bosco, January 31

Want to Be a Saint? St. John Bosco says it’s easy! CONNIE CLARK What do you think of a saint who juggles, walks on a tightrope, and...

Catholic IQ — Sacramental Celebrations

DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz to review your Catholic faith and explore the Sacraments. It contains sample questions such as: The Eucharist we receive at...

Yes You Can Teach About the Holy Spirit: “You shall be my witnesses …”

LYNN WEHNER The Acts of the Apostles begins with a promise: “In a few days you will be baptized with the holy Spirit” (Acts 1:5)....

Preparing for First Reconciliation

KATHY KLEINLEIN It's 1957 and you are seven years old. You stumble into a tiny dark closet, fumbling around for the kneeler so you don't...

Learning Liturgical Colors and the Ranks of Liturgical Feasts

Many Catholics and catechists may already know this, but it is always helpful to review these concepts and definitions, especially with children. The following...

Celebrating Saints: Marianne Cope—January 23

PATRICIA MATHSON Barbara Koob (now officially “Cope”) lived in Utica, New York. She had moved there from Germany with her family when she was only...

Celebrating Saints: Jose Brochero, “Cowboy Priest,”—January 26

Jose Brochero, January 26 PATRICIA MATHSON Jose Brochero lived in Argentina with his mom and dad and was one of 10 children in his family. He...