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Friday, June 18, 2021

Yes You Can—Teach About Sacraments: Awakening Faith and Conversion

Reflecting on being sealed with the Spirit LYNN WEHNER Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace” (CCC, 1316). Such a simple statement — with such profound meaning. For when...

Holy Spirit, Strengthen Us Prayer Service

An adaptable prayer service for your community DEANNA BARTALINI While the Holy Trinity is prominent in all the Sacraments of Initiation, we tend to associate the...

Heart Inspirations Craft

A craft to remind us to pray for marriages SARA JONCKHEERE Teach students about matrimony and the importance of praying for marriages with this stained glass-effect craft....

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Activities to help learn about these gifts JARED DEES Whether you are preparing your students for Confirmation or just wish to introduce them to the seven...

Penance and Reconciliation

Grace-filled moments of encounter and union with God MARC CARDARONELLA Penance and Reconciliation: It’s also known as confession, as well as the sacrament of conversion and...

“Bless me, Father, for I have no idea what I am doing…”

Facilitating a positive experience of confession for young people SR. BRITTANY HARRISON, FMA As a convert, my only exposure to the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation...

Statistics Only Take Us So Far

The Eucharist equips us for heaven PAT GOHN Many Catholics seem to be number-crunching since the Pew Research Center released an article on August 5,...

‘That He May Raise Them Up and Save Them’

Help students discover the beauty of the Anointing of the Sick LYNN WEHNER The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is about healing, renewal, and...

Saints & Sacraments: Teresa of Ávila

BARBARA YOFFIE All of the saints had a great devotion to the Eucharist, and Teresa of Ávila was no exception. The Eucharist enables us to...

‘And the Two Shall Become One’

To love as Christ loves his Church LYNN WEHNER Just how important is marriage to the kingdom of God? According to the Catechism of...