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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Making a Lenten Calendar 2020

KATE RISTOW Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox (the time of year when the number...

Q&A about Priests, A 9-minute video with Fr. Mike Schmitz

From Ascension Presents: Fr. Mike Schmitz answers a variety of questions about the priesthood. Suitable for viewers who are middle-school-aged youth and older.   Image credit: Courtesy...

Confirmation Holy Spirit Shield

A craft to inspire and encourage your students SARA JONCKHEERE This shield craft is designed to remind, inspire, and encourage the soon-to-be (or recently) confirmed of...

LENT: A Time to Grow Closer to God

A prayer service for youth DEANNA BARTALINI The season of Lent is upon us. This prayer service is written for middle school- and high school-aged youth....

Celebrating Saint Hedwig of Poland—February 28

Queen Who Cared Feast Day: February 28

Catholic I.Q. — The Joy of Forgiveness

Here’s a 20-question quiz about Penance and Forgiveness. It contains sample questions such as: A ______________ sin is not mortal (cutting one off from...

Yes You Can—Teach About Sacraments: Awakening Faith and Conversion

Reflecting on being sealed with the Spirit LYNN WEHNER Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace” (CCC, 1316). Such a simple statement — with such profound meaning. For when...

Your Faith as Salt of the Earth

We are called to be salt of the earth. We are sent to be Christ's light in the world.

Celebrating Saints: Paula Montal—February 26

PATRICIA MATHSON Paula Montal was the oldest of five children who lived with their mom and dad by the sea in Spain. When she was...

Baptism: Celebrate New Life!

A prayer service for youth or adults DEANNA BARTALINI Baptism is about belonging, new life, and promises. It is the beginning of our life in Christ...