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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Prayers to Prepare for Confession Prayer Service

Seeking the proper disposition for a good examination of conscience MARC CARDARONELLA God has a soft spot for repentant sinners. This seems contrary to how we...

Graces for the Sick Craft

A Craft to Support a Lesson on the Anointing of the Sick SARA JONCKHEERE The gesture of the laying on of hands was an important part...

Catholic IQ — Test Your Knowledge of the Sacraments

David O'Brien Here’s a 20-question quiz on the Sacraments. It contains sample questions such as: The sacrament of Penance is also known as _____________. ___________...

Baptism: More than Washing Away Original Sin

Many generations of Catholics have thought that washing away Original Sin is the reason for Baptism.

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,...

Don’t Go!

The Spirit comes to stay SUSIE LLOYD A while back, I knew a group of ladies at church who couldn’t let go of their priest, despite...

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...

The Liturgist as Catechist: An Interview

Catechists aren’t liturgists! Yet, the National Directory for Catechesis tells us that catechists are called to promote “an active, conscious genuine participation in the liturgy of the Church, not merely by explaining the meaning of the ceremonies, but also by forming the minds of the faithful for prayer…” (n. 20, #2).

The Legend of Saint Nicholas: A Read-Aloud Story for Young Children

Today we honor St. Nicholas on December 6. We imitate St. Nicholas when we share the gift of love and friendship with everyone we know, and when we help people in need.

A Reflection on the Name “Father”

YOUR NAME IS FATHER...