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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Prepare Your Hearts — An Advent Prayer Service

SISTER JENADA FANETTI, SDS In this prayer service, Jeremiah, Ruth, and John the Baptist come to life and share their stories to urge children to...

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer: “Deliver us from evil.”

JAMES BLANKENSHIP   “But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one”  – 2 Thessalonians 3:3   The final petition that...

Encounters with Jesus: 50 ways to help facilitate that with children, youth, and adults

MARY LOU ROSIEN In the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), three weeks are devoted to the scrutinies — dedicated to self-examination, rooting out...

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...

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,...

Have You Seen a Burning Bush Lately?

by Mary McEntee McGill Today’s prayer will focus on Moses’ discovery of a bush that is burning—a bush that burns but is not consumed...

A Family Together: World Mission Day

by Grace Mazza Urbanski CLICK HERE to download a PDF of this activity.   Copyright 2016, Bayard, Inc. All rights reserved. This article is protected...

Inspiring Teens: Praying with the Saints

LISA MLADINICH In 1992, just before I returned to the Catholic faith, I met a woman who loved St. Thérèse of Lisieux as a friend...

Teaching How to Pray with Christ

Rediscover the Fourth Task of Catechesis Marc Cardaronella The fourth task of catechesis is teaching the Christian how to pray with Christ. In the Gospel accounts...

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...