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Friday, July 19, 2019

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...

Celebrate Baptism as Children of God Craft

SARA JONCKHEERE Through Baptism we become children of God and are claimed for Christ. While many of our students do not remember their own Baptism,...

“Prayer” – a 5-minute video from Catholic Central

An entertaining introductory to prayer. Fine for middle-school age students and up.

Yes You Can—Teach About the Holy Spirit: Boldness in the Spirit

Moving from fearful to fearless LYNN WEHNER Boldness. It is perhaps in this quality that we see the most dramatic transformation of the apostles after they received...

A Lesson in Memory of Jean Vanier and the Mission of L’Arche

Jean Vanier, (1928 – 2019), lived the Christian life and inspired others to join him in serving others. He is the founder of the...

Make Mass in summer more memorable

CONNIE CLARK Sometimes the best new ideas are old classics. Like the Summer Weekday Mass Club my sister Ginny remembers from her childhood parish in...

Catholic I.Q.—The Family of God

Fun facts about our faith DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz about our Family of God. It contains sample questions such as: The lists of all...

The Good, True, and Beautiful

Fostering devotion to Mary JAMES BLANKENSHIP Jesus’ final gift from the cross to all believers was the gift of his mother, Mary. From its very...

What the Church teaches us about Mary

ANNE E. NEUBERGER  During May, the traditional month of Mary, we can give children an understanding of the Second Vatican Council's teachings on the role...

End-of-the-Year Prayer Ideas

Sending them forth JARED DEES The ends of each of the Gospels are really just the beginning. In Matthew 28, for example, Jesus sends forth his...