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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Prayer Journal Craft

Creating opportunities for students’ personal prayer SARA JONCKHEERE A prayer journal is a great way to expose students to different types of prayer, while gathering and...

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...

Five-Finger Glove Prayer Craft

Get to the heart of prayer with this prayer prompt. SARA JONCKHEERE Pope Francis gave us a simple way to pray for five different categories of...

Make Every Minute Count

BY SR. JANET SCHAEFFLER, OP Ten minutes left--and you've run out of things to do. Preparing for the extra moments that occur for your students...

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...

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...

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer: “Thy Kingdom Come”

JAMES BLANKENSHIP “For God is king over all the earth; sing hymns of praise. God rules over the nations; God sits upon his holy throne.”...

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...

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,...