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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Five Ideas for Local Youth Service Missions

Connecting faith with good works BECKY GROTH Just in case we didn’t get the picture when Jesus told the parable of the sheep and goats (Matthew...

Living the Liturgical Year: Exaltation of the Holy Cross, September 14

Lift High the Cross! CONNIE CLARK We celebrate Jesus’ cross with a feast? How can anyone be happy about the way our Savior died? It’s true...

Classroom of Compassion

Three ingredients that foster warmth and support CARRIE SOUKUP A sweet boy in my fourth-grade class turned to his classmates for prayer. “My mom has cancer.”...

Discussing the Transcendentals

Discerning desires that point to God BECKY GROTH “Thou has made us for Thyself and our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee.” — ST....

Living the Liturgical Year—Happy Birthday, Mary! (free downloadable activity)

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sept. 8 CONNIE CLARK You know when Jesus’ birthday is, but what about Mary’s? Does Mary get a birthday celebration?...

HOLY SPIRIT, CONFIRM IN ME… A Prayer for Confirmation candidates

JANE CASSERLY MYERS  Whether one is seven years old preparing for First Communion, or an adolescent in formation toward Confirmation, this prayer describes the constant...

Catholic I. Q. — Test Your Knowledge of Saints

David O'Brien Here’s a 20-question quiz on the Saints. It contains sample questions such as: On All Souls Day we pray for _____________. ___________ has...

Mary: Disciple and Woman of Faith

A Theological Reflection

Ground Your Youth Ministry Program in Intercessory Prayer

Here is a practical way to develop prayer partners for your ministry LAUREN SCHARMER It all started with a simple Facebook post: “Would you be willing...

Catholic IQ — Test Your Knowledge of Catholic Faith

JOE PAPROCKI Here’s a 20-question quiz on basic Catholic Faith. It contains sample questions such as: Who comes next? Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, _____________. The rising...