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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Celebrating Saint André Bessette

Servant of Others Feast Day: January 6

Prayer to St. Joseph, Our Guide and Protector

Prepare your prayer space with a table display that includes a Bible; a small flag of your country; a parish bulletin; a picture of St. Joseph or a hammer or other tool; a picture of the Holy Family; and a lighted candle. Divide your group into two. Group One will read the summary from Scripture, and Group Two will reflect on it. All will respond "St. Joseph, pray for us."

“Bless me, Father, for I have no idea what I am doing…”

Facilitating a positive experience of confession for young people SR. BRITTANY HARRISON, FMA As a convert, my only exposure to the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation...

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...

Help Students Pray What They Believe and Live What They Pray

On Moving Beyond Recitation of Prayers JARED DEES You have a choice: class prayer can be quick and forgettable, or it can be heartfelt and memorable....

Crafts for Catechists: Easter Symbols Candy

by Jessica Gordon CLICK HERE to download a pdf of this activity.   Copyright 2016, Bayard, Inc. All rights reserved. This article is protected by United...

Keeping the Triduum Alive at Home

DARIA SOCKEY The loss of Sunday mass in our parishes has left feeling bereft. We’re scrambling to find live-streamed mass and other ways to...

Tech Tips for Confirmation Prep

Digital ideas for tech-savvy confirmandi Andrea D. Chavez-Kopp When preparing teens for Confirmation, it can sometimes feel as if the biggest hurdle is getting them off...

Supernatural Friendships are Real Friendships — connecting with patron saints and more

Fun with the saints and holy souls BY LISA MLADINICH We know that God is infinite and unchanging, yet his children come to him through myriad...

Celebrating Saints: Francis of Assisi—October 4

Patricia Mathson Francis Bernardone lived in the town of Assisi in Italy. He was the son of a wealthy merchant and liked to party with...