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Monday, January 20, 2020

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...

First Penance Prep Tips: Adaptations for Children with Special Needs

By David and Mercedes Rizzo The sacrament of Penance can be difficult for some people with special needs. This sacrament may pose a challenge for...

Why You Should Consider Making Confession Your New Year’s Resolution

MARC CARDARONELLA I have a confession to make. I have a checkered past when it comes to the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. I’ve gone from...

3 Quizzes on the Sacraments — from the “Catholic I.Q.” archives

THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS Here’s a 20-question quiz on the sacraments. It contains sample questions such as: Who baptizes people in the Catholic Church? The___ were the...

Catholic I.Q. — Confirmed In Faith

Here’s a 20-question quiz on Confirmation. It contains sample questions such as: Preparation for Confirmation should aim toward a more lively familiarity with the...

Bears Can Eat Red Apples or Marshmallows

CONNIE STEWART Connie Stewart's students learn the names of the seven Sacraments with the help of this simple sentence: Bears Can Eat Red Apples or...

Catholic I.Q. — Water and Spirit

Enjoy these quizzes about Baptism DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz about Baptism. It contains sample questions such as: Jesus commissioned the apostles to “make ______________...

Forgiving the Debtor Releases Both of You – (2-min. video)

Franciscan Media offers this short 2-minute testimony of an adult woman sharing about the profound benefits of forgiveness. Suitable for teens and adults. Image courtesy...