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Thursday, April 9, 2020

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...

Washed Clean

A soap craft to accompany a lesson on forgiveness and reconciliation  BY SARA JONCKHEERE  Making soap is an easy craft, and it’s the perfect way to...

Calming Nerves Before Going to Confession

On examining Jesus’ message of forgiveness and mercy BECKY GROTH I went to confession a few weeks back, and as I knelt down, I heard the...

Teaching Baptism

Lesson ideas and tips WILLIAM O'LEARY Experience isn’t the best teacher when it comes to teaching Baptism to children and young people (and most adults). How can...

Examination of Conscience Ideas

Possible variations JARED DEES While preparing students to participate in the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, it is customary to supply them with a set of...