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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

First Penance Prep Tips: Adaptations for Children with Special Needs

By David and Mercedes Rizzo The sacrament of Penance can be difficult for some people with special needs. This sacrament may pose a challenge for...

Why You Should Consider Making Confession Your New Year’s Resolution

MARC CARDARONELLA I have a confession to make. I have a checkered past when it comes to the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. I’ve gone from...

Advent and Christmas: Light in the Darkness

"O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD!" (Isaiah 2:5)

3 Quizzes on the Sacraments — from the “Catholic I.Q.” archives

THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS Here’s a 20-question quiz on the sacraments. It contains sample questions such as: Who baptizes people in the Catholic Church? The___ were the...

A Jesse Tree That’s Not Just For Christmas

Plan Ahead to Recycle your Tree for use all Year SR. LOU ELLA HICKMAN When you take down your Jesse tree after Christmas, have you ever...

Living the Liturgical Year: Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12

What do you need? Tell Our Lady of Guadalupe! CONNIE CLARK What if someone told you to go to city hall and tell the mayor to...

Catholic I.Q. — Confirmed In Faith

Here’s a 20-question quiz on Confirmation. It contains sample questions such as: Preparation for Confirmation should aim toward a more lively familiarity with the...

Light Comes into a Dark World: The Day Star Lesson and Craft

There is a joke that goes like this: "Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear to be bright until you hear them speak." This shows how much we interpret light in more than material forms.

Advent Prep for Digital Disciples

Resources to enhance the Advent journey SR. CAROLINE CERVENY Prepare for the Nativity of Jesus using resources from the digital world that surrounds us. Enhance the...

Teens Dealing with Difficulties: The Most Important Words We Can Say

BY LAUREN SCHARMER  Reflecting on my five years working in youth ministry, I am convinced that the most important words we can say to our...