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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Living the Liturgical Year: Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7

A Victory —Thanks to Mary CONNIE CLARK You know that on feast days we celebrate saints’ birthdays and other events such as Jesus’ baptism. But have...

Q&A about Priests, A 9-minute video with Fr. Mike Schmitz

From Ascension Presents: Fr. Mike Schmitz answers a variety of questions about the priesthood. Suitable for viewers who are middle-school-aged youth and older.   Image credit: Courtesy...

Go To Joseph

Devotion to St. Joseph in Times of Crisis JAMES BLANKENSHIP When all the land of Egypt became hungry and the people cried to Pharaoh for food,...

A Lamp for My Feet — a visual memorization exercise

JUDITH COSTELLO Have you ever walked down a dark hallway at night? In the darkness, we may stumble and fall. That’s why God offers us...

Advent Activity for Dec. 12, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Catechists: Use this activity to explore the themes of today’s Gospel with teens. A downloadable PDF of this page is available at the bottom of...

Liturgy is Catechetical

On Why Your Lesson Time Ought to be Liturgical MARC CARDARONELLA The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that liturgy is a “privileged place” for catechesis....

Living the Liturgical Year — Good Friday (free downloadable activity)

What’s So Good About Good Friday? CONNIE CLARK When you think of Jesus on the cross, you might feel sad. You might even feel a little...

Leading Young People Through Lectio Divina

JARED DEES The goal of lectio divina (“sacred reading”) is to encounter Christ when you read the Bible, not just to understand an idea. We...

Fasting and Feasting – a prayer service for Lent

Marc Cardaronella Lent is a time of fasting. But it can also be more: Lent can be a time of feasting — on positive spiritual...

Shadow-Style Stations of the Cross

SR. NANETTE ZEIMET, SND I first became aware of Shadow-Style Stations of the Cross from one of our older infirm Sisters who I believe devised...