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Friday, April 12, 2024

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...

Meet the Gaze of Jesus

An unlikely apostle SUSIE LLOYD Picture this. Five rich men are seated in a dark room around a table. We can see all of...

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...

Activities for Exploring the Mass

The Mass calls us together as a community. We were created to give praise and glory to the God who loves us without end. We remember all that God has done for us.

Saints & Sacraments: St. Philip Neri, a patron for Confirmation

BARBARA YOFFIE Italian priest Philip Neri had a deep devotion to the Holy Spirit. One evening while praying in the catacombs of Rome, he experienced...

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...

Yes, Jesus is in the Eucharist!

PEG HOBLIN Just when I think I have run out of ideas for teaching the Catholic faith with the use of everyday things and 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...

Sacrament Memories

Some people write down their memories of special moments in life.

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...