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Sunday, February 5, 2023

HOLY SPIRIT, CONFIRM IN ME… A Prayer for Confirmation candidates

JANE CASSERLY MYERS  Whether one is seven years old preparing for First Communion, or an adolescent in formation toward Confirmation, this prayer describes the constant...

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer: “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive…”

JAMES BLANKENSHIP “As the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.” – Colossians 3:13 In this petition we ask God to forgive us our...

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...

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...

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,...

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer – a series

An Introduction to the Our Father and its First Petition JAMES BLANKENSHIP Editor's note: This is the first in a series on the Lord's prayer. Look...

Be Still

CONSIDER: We are not called simply to be catechists teaching our faith; we are called to be witnesses of the loving presence of Christ, to...

Make Every Minute Count

BY SR. JANET SCHAEFFLER, OP Ten minutes left--and you've run out of things to do. Preparing for the extra moments that occur for your students...

Join us for a COVID-19 Remembrance Service, March 16

We join our partners, the Assumptionists, and their religious and academic communities at Assumption University, to pray for those who have died from Covid-19...

Praying the Scriptures: A Guide for Teens to Engage with God

BY BECKY GROTH "Mom, we read a Bible verse, go around and say what word or sentence jumped out at us, read the verse again,...