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Thursday, November 14, 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...

A Setting-the-Table Blessing

Here is a Setting the Table Blessing for use with your students or to send home for family use. Bless this table, Lord, where we...

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.

Free download: Praying with the Pope, October 2018, for the mission of religious

The Pope’s Prayer Intention for October 2018 The Mission of Religious Pray for men and women in religious life to be excited about spending time with people...

Singing the Psalms — Introducing Chant as Prayer

Kate Daneluk When in need, there will always be an answer in the psalms. Some of the richest encouragement, praise, thanksgiving, history, lament, and petition...

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...

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...

Beginning the Year Prayer Service: Praying with Pope Francis

Introduction: This is a meaningful prayer service to use during your first class or gathering of the year. Welcome children with the inspiring words...

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...

Praying with Gregorian Chant

Suggestions for Getting Started KATE DANELUK About 10 years ago I was reviewing the music program my husband and I had developed for our local Catholic...