Sunday, July 5, 2020

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...

Children’s Liturgy of the WORD for Divine Mercy Sunday

A blessed Divine Mercy Sunday! Invite children to watch this special Children's Liturgy of the Word for the Second Sunday of Easter. Thanks to...

Wonderful Words, Healing Words for the School Year

An old hymn opens with these words: "Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life" ("Wonderful Words of Life" or "Sing Them Over Again to Me," words and music, Philip P. Bliss, 1874). This song praises the healing, life-giving words of Jesus calling us to faith.

Complete-A-Project Bible Search: Almsgiving, Praying, and Fasting

This Complete-A-Project Bible Search activity is for teacher and students (grades 4-6) working together. This Bible Search is based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18, the Gospel that is read on Ash Wednesday.

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer: “Lead us not into temptation…”

JAMES BLANKENSHIP And when he came to the place he said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation."  – Luke 22:40 People, by...

The Art and Skill of Active Listening

by Jeanne Heiberg As we start a new school year, it’s good to think about the art of listening. Will Rogers, a wise American...

Youth Ministry as Apprenticeship

Mentoring the skills and dispositions for a vital Christian faith TIMOTHY P. O'MALLEY In youth ministry in the United States, emphasis is often placed on large-scale...

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...

Bits O’Wisdom: Celebrating the Church Year

The rhythms of the Church year provide catechetical opportunities.

Advice from Master Catechists—January 2012

What are good reasons to combine our parish RE program and Catholic school First Communion celebrations? How can I help students select meaningful, memorable saint names for Confirmation?