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Monday, December 9, 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...

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer – a series

An Introduction to the Our Father and its First Petition JAMES BLANKENSHIP Editor's note: This is the first in a series on the Lord's prayer. Look...

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...

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...

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 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...

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,...

HOLY SPIRIT, CONFIRM IN ME… A Prayer for Confirmation candidates

JANE CASSERLY MYERS  Whether one is seven years old preparing for First Communion, or an adolescent in formation toward Confirmation, this prayer describes the constant...

Music and Eucharistic Adoration

Four Areas of Preparation KATE DANELUK  Years ago, I sat on a vacation Bible school curriculum development team. How could we convict our students in their...