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Sunday, February 17, 2019

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...

The Sacraments of Christian Initiation

Here at CATECHIST we usually focus the January issue on our gift of the Sacraments.

The Eucharist Unites Heaven and Earth

A Craft to Support a Lesson on the Eucharist Sara Jonckheere Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. We hear it over and over, and we...

An Examination of Conscience using the New Testament

JARED DEES  In preparation for the sacrament of penance and reconciliation, most of us use an examination of conscience inspired by the Ten Commandments in...

Leading Us Home: Teaching about God’s Gift of Grace

The theme of CATECHIST's January issue each year is the liturgical life of the Church and the Sacraments--what they mean to us as Catholics and the different ways we can teach about them in our classes. The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults emphasizes that that the Sacraments have a visible and invisible reality (see page 168).

Celebrating the Gift of Faith: Mystagogy on the Revised Roman Missal

As the Church in the United States prepares to implement the Roman Missal Third Edition, the Eucharist leads catechists to reflect on the many ways in which they will contribute to this vital moment in the Church's life.

The Fire of the Holy Spirit: A craft to support a lesson on Confirmation

BY SARA JONCKHEERE In Confirmation we are called to live out our Catholic faith, enriched by the special strength of the Holy Spirit. We are...

A Family Together: Jubilee of Mercy

by Jean LarkinCLICK HERE to download a pdf of this activity.   Copyright 2015, Bayard, Inc. All rights reserved. This article is protected by United...

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,...

Afraid of Confession? Time to Come Home

By Robyn Lee “Why are people so afraid of going to confession?” I could tell that this question resonated with my confirmation class because there were...