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Friday, September 20, 2019

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...

End-of-the-Year Prayer Ideas

Sending them forth JARED DEES The ends of each of the Gospels are really just the beginning. In Matthew 28, for example, Jesus sends forth his...

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer: “Thy Will be done…”

"Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven." JAMES BLANKENSHIP “For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, plans...

Paper Bag Prayer Book

Keep kids’ prayers organized SARA JONCKHEERE This paper bag prayer book serves as a prayer journal and helps students organize their prayers into memorized prayers, prayers...

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...

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.

Fasting and Feasting – a prayer service for Lent

Marc Cardaronella Lent is a time of fasting. But it can also be more: Lent can be a time of feasting — on positive spiritual...

Nine Reasons to Love Novenas

Lent is a great time to take up a novena MARY LOU ROSIEN Novenas aren’t for controlling God, but for opening ourselves to God in order...

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...

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...