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Saturday, October 16, 2021

“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...

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...

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...