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Friday, July 19, 2019

Preparing for First Holy Communion Prayer Service

A short prayer service to conclude preparation before the big day MARC CARDARONELLA The Eucharist is the ultimate sacrament of initiation. Some might think that role...

Celebrate Baptism as Children of God Craft

SARA JONCKHEERE Through Baptism we become children of God and are claimed for Christ. While many of our students do not remember their own Baptism,...

Teaching the Sacraments: The Heart of the Matter

The Seven Sacraments make up a central and unifying aspect of our Catholic Christian identity.

Crafts for Catechesis: Seven Sacraments Stained-Glass Window

JESSICA GORDON This fun and colorful craft provides an excellent opportunity to teach children more about the sacraments instituted by Jesus Christ and how they...

A Confirmation Boot Camp Model

SARAH REINHARD For quite a few years, I heard complaints about how confirmation classes were required and there was no way to get out of...

Sacrament Activity Pages for Students and Families

JEAN LARKIN Here are three reproducible activity pages from our archives that you can use with your students when teaching about the Sacraments. Perfect to...

First Reconciliation Prayer Bracelet

DIANE QUINTAL Children preparing for First Reconciliation at St. Stephen the First Martyr parish make Prayer Bracelets to encourage them to learn their prayers and...

Catholic IQ — Sacramental Celebrations

DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz to review your Catholic faith and explore the Sacraments. It contains sample questions such as: The Eucharist we receive at...

Preparing for First Reconciliation

KATHY KLEINLEIN It's 1957 and you are seven years old. You stumble into a tiny dark closet, fumbling around for the kneeler so you don't...

Explaining Baptism and Confirmation

One of the traditional images of the church is that of the ark. In this model, the goal is to get everyone on board,...