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Thursday, May 23, 2019

An Examination of Conscience using the New Testament

JARED DEES  In preparation for the sacrament of penance and reconciliation, most of us use an examination of conscience inspired by the Ten Commandments in...

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...

Can You Relate? Helping teens and tweens to love prayer

Helping teens and tweens to love prayer BY LISA MLADINICH “For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the Lord—plans for...

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...

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...

“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...

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,...

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...