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Monday, December 9, 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 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...

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...

Praying the Hail Mary

BY PAT GOHN The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that Mary, the Mother of God, is truly our Mother "in the order of grace" (see CCC,...

We Gather To Pray: An Advent Prayer Service

Pray with the four themes of the season MARC CARDARONELLA The catechetical challenge for Advent is that it’s not Christmas, but everyone around us acts like...

Free download: Praying with the Pope in February for an end to corruption

The Pope’s Prayer Intention for February 2018 Say “No” to Corruption  Pray that people with power have the strength to make good choices   Here's a great prayer...

“Prayer” – a 5-minute video from Catholic Central

An entertaining introductory to prayer. Fine for middle-school age students and up.

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer: “Give us this day, our daily bread.”

“Give us this day our daily bread.” JAMES BLANKENSHIP “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.”  – John 10:10 In the fourth...

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...