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Sunday, October 24, 2021

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...

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...

What Is God Calling You To Do?

A Three-step Formula for Discovery ERIC GROTH Advent is about waiting. But the followers of Christ are not called to “wait” in a typical, passive sense,...

Crafts for Catechesis: Glory Be Prayer Poster

by Jessica Gordon CLICK HERE to download a pdf of this activity. CLICK HERE to dowload the Glory Be prayer worksheet.   Copyright 2016, Bayard, Inc. All...

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...

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...

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 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....

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...

Can You Relate? Helping teens and tweens to love prayer

Helping teens and tweens to love prayer BY LISA MLADINICH “For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the Lord—plans for...