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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Baptism: Celebrate New Life!

A prayer service for youth or adults DEANNA BARTALINI Baptism is about belonging, new life, and promises. It is the beginning of our life in Christ...

Washed Clean

A soap craft to accompany a lesson on forgiveness and reconciliation  BY SARA JONCKHEERE  Making soap is an easy craft, and it’s the perfect way to...

Teaching Baptism

Lesson ideas and tips WILLIAM O'LEARY Experience isn’t the best teacher when it comes to teaching Baptism to children and young people (and most adults). How can...

Examination of Conscience Ideas

Possible variations JARED DEES While preparing students to participate in the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, it is customary to supply them with a set of...

Yes You Can—Teach About Sacraments: The Beginning of Our Christian Journey

Help students connect with their own Baptisms LYNN WEHNER Baptism is first and foundational. It is where it all begins for our Christian journey. And it...

Crafts for Catechesis: Baptism Welcome Cards

Help support the families of the newly baptized SARA JONCKHEERE You have asked to have your child baptized. … Do you clearly understand what you are...

Catholic I.Q. — The Lord’s Supper

Here’s a 20-question quiz on the Eucharist. It contains sample questions such as: The patron saint of first communicants is ______________. In Greek, eucharist...

The Gift of Jesus

A prayer service for First Communion families DEANNA BARTALINI The Eucharist is central to our faith. All our life flows out of our receiving the Body...

Baptism as the Bridge Between the Home and the Classroom

4 ideas to help students and parents JARED DEES At an infant’s Baptism, parents and godparents affirm an important responsibility: “You have asked to have your child...

Celebrate Penance and Reconciliation with students in grades 4-6

Connie Clark I stopped going to confession when I was 15. That was the year face-to-face reconciliation arrived, and my self-conscious teenaged self didn't want...