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Sunday, February 5, 2023

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...

“Lord, teach us to pray”: Great articles for a prayer-filled Lent

May our Hearts Beat with Christ PAT GOHN Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to...

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...

A Different Kind of Prayer Journal

CONNIE CLARK Prayer journals are great faith formation tools, but many students see writing as a chore. And those blank journal pages can overwhelm even...

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...

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...

We Gather To Pray: Prayers for Times of Trouble or Sadness

When tragedy strikes, Catholicism shines MARC CARDARONELLA There’s no avoiding it. No matter who you are or where you live, at some point you will have...

Glory to God in the Highest

PEG BOWMAN "GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST, AND ON EARTH PEACE TO PEOPLE OF GOODWILL." We recognize this hymn as the song the angels...

Prayer with My Students

Help your students memorize this simple litany. In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Touch our hearts, Lord... R. Be with us Let us...

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,...