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Sunday, March 24, 2019

“Lord, teach us to pray”: Great articles for a prayer-filled Lent

May our Hearts Beat with Christ PAT GOHN Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to...

Effective Teaching: Encouraging the Three Pillars of Lent at Home

With inspiration from St. Augustine JARED DEES St. Augustine once described Lent in a sermon as “the epitome of our whole life.” It allows Christians to make...

A Different Kind of Prayer Journal

CONNIE CLARK Prayer journals are great faith formation tools, but many students see writing as a chore. And those blank journal pages can overwhelm even...

Effective Teaching: Practicing the Works of Mercy Right in the Classroom

Reflecting, acting, and praying with mercy JARED DEES Jesus said, “Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice’” (Matthew 9:13).  Many...

Prayer Puzzles

Help children memorize common prayers SARA JONCKHEERE Memorized prayer has an important place in our Catholic faith, but memorization can be a challenge for students, especially...

We Gather To Pray: Prayers for Times of Trouble or Sadness

When tragedy strikes, Catholicism shines MARC CARDARONELLA There’s no avoiding it. No matter who you are or where you live, at some point you will have...

We Gather To Pray: An Advent Prayer Service

Pray with the four themes of the season MARC CARDARONELLA The catechetical challenge for Advent is that it’s not Christmas, but everyone around us acts like...

Prepare Your Hearts — An Advent Prayer Service

SISTER JENADA FANETTI, SDS In this prayer service, Jeremiah, Ruth, and John the Baptist come to life and share their stories to urge children to...

A Setting-the-Table Blessing

Here is a Setting the Table Blessing for use with your students or to send home for family use. Bless this table, Lord, where we...

The Lights of Advent for Your Students and Their Families

At this time of year, our thoughts, time, and energy turn toward preparing for the holiday season.