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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Inspiring Teens: Praying with the Saints

LISA MLADINICH In 1992, just before I returned to the Catholic faith, I met a woman who loved St. Thérèse of Lisieux as a friend...

15 Ways to Teach Children to Pray

BY NANCY FLANDERS The single most powerful thing Catholic parents can do for their children is teach them to pray. As catechists, we can also...

Praying the Hail Mary

BY PAT GOHN The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that Mary, the Mother of God, is truly our Mother "in the order of grace" (see CCC,...

Singing the Psalms — Introducing Chant as Prayer

Kate Daneluk When in need, there will always be an answer in the psalms. Some of the richest encouragement, praise, thanksgiving, history, lament, and petition...

A New Catechetical Year — A prayer service to begin

MARC CARDARONELLA Beginnings are always exciting. This is especially true as the school year or the new catechetical year begins. There are new possibilities, new...

Encounters with Jesus: 50 ways to help facilitate that with children, youth, and adults

MARY LOU ROSIEN In the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), three weeks are devoted to the scrutinies — dedicated to self-examination, rooting out...

Beginning the Year Prayer Service: Praying with Pope Francis

Introduction: This is a meaningful prayer service to use during your first class or gathering of the year. Welcome children with the inspiring words...

Teaching How to Pray with Christ

Rediscover the Fourth Task of Catechesis Marc Cardaronella The fourth task of catechesis is teaching the Christian how to pray with Christ. In the Gospel accounts...

Praying with Gregorian Chant

Suggestions for Getting Started KATE DANELUK About 10 years ago I was reviewing the music program my husband and I had developed for our local Catholic...

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....