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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Living the Liturgical Year: Exaltation of the Holy Cross, September 14

Lift High the Cross! CONNIE CLARK We celebrate Jesus’ cross with a feast? How can anyone be happy about the way our Savior died? It’s true...

Catholic I.Q. — Water and Spirit

Enjoy these quizzes about Baptism DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz about Baptism. It contains sample questions such as: Jesus commissioned the apostles to “make ______________...

Beginning with Bible Basics

Woodeene Koenig-Bricker As we begin a new year, be aware that our students will come with varying degrees of understanding Scripture. Some will be very...

The Symbols of Christmas – a 3-min. video from Catholic Central

In this short 3-minute video, the good people at Catholic Central talk about Santa (St. Nicholas), Christmas trees, and the Creche. Suitable for older...

Meeting at the Well

As catechists, we come up short if all we transmit to our students is the content of the Catechism. We need also to convey gospel attitudes.

Missionary Childhood Association and Catechist featured on Catholic TV

Thank you to Maureen Crowley Heil, who recently penned an article for Catechist on "Children on Mission." Maureen shared Catechist magazine in her recent interview about...

Journey to Emmaus, Recognizing Jesus

One of the things I love about the Emmaus story (Luke 24:13-35) is the dramatic change in the feelings of Jesus' disciples.

Explaining Baptism and Confirmation

One of the traditional images of the church is that of the ark. In this model, the goal is to get everyone on board,...

Preparing for First Holy Communion Prayer Service

A short prayer service to conclude preparation before the big day MARC CARDARONELLA The Eucharist is the ultimate sacrament of initiation. Some might think that role...

Mary: Disciple and Woman of Faith

A Theological Reflection