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Friday, June 18, 2021

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.

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...

Veteran’s Day — a prayer for veterans

Veterans Day - November 11 Dear Lord, We remember today all those who fought for peace and justice. No words can fully express the appreciation we have for...

Grow Closer to God

An adaptable prayer service to prepare for Penance or other occasions DEANNA BARTALINI A new calendar year begins, and it presents a wonderful opportunity to...

Sr. Josephine Garrett on “Daily Bread Discernment” (8-min. video)

Sr. Josephine Garrett discusses “Daily Bread Discernment” and offers a beautiful talk based on developing a healthy discernment for our vocation.   Photo courtesy of OSV...

Our Call Is to Love — a prayer service about vocations

A prayer service about vocations for grades three to five DEANNA BARTALINI Often when we talk about vocations, we somehow get to the question: “What am...

Praying with the Bible: Ignatian Meditation — a 5 min. video from Catholic Central

From the vault at Catholic Central, a good suggestion and a brief overview of learning how to pray with the Bible using Ignatian Meditation....

Teaching Children How to P.R.A.Y.

Praise, Repent, Ask, and You CLAIRE MCGARRY What should I pray for?” my six-year-old daughter, Jocelyn, leaned over and asked as we knelt down in...

A Prayer to Overcome Racism (English and Spanish versions)

The USCCB website posted this sharable prayer to overcome racism. It is available in English and Spanish. Click here for a downloadable PDF.   Image credit: Photo...

When You Dislike Family Prayer Time

COLLEEN R. VERMEULEN To be completely honest, I often don’t enjoy praying with my children. There. I said it. Now, this might sound ridiculous. I mean,...