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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Take This Ring: Teaching the Sacrament of Matrimony to Middle Schoolers

by Kate Ristow For an activity that will help students understand the interrelationship between friendship and choosing a marriage partner, see the end of...

The Sacraments: Things to Get or Encounters to Enter

Parents often think that the Sacraments are "things to get" for their children.

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...

Teaching the Sacraments with Digital Creativity

Computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, interactive whiteboards, apps, blogs, and tweets: Technology is part of our everyday lives at home, in school, and in the parish. Technology is here to stay, and it can be a great gift in ministry!

Teaching the Sacraments: The Heart of the Matter

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

The Joy of a Clean Heart : A craft about Penance and Reconciliation

SARA JONCKHEERE Sin has a way of weighing us down and hardening our hearts. Children feel this too and need to be taught that the...

Advice from Master Catechists – January 2013

Master catechists respond to questions from readers.

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,...

Sacraments and Catechesis: Building-Blocks of Faith

In the fourth century, Augustine declared that Sacraments are sacred signs. Throughout the history of the Church, Sacraments have been connected to Christ as revelations of God and signs of grace. The histories of the various Sacraments are rich. For our purpose, we will reflect and build upon what the Second Vatican Council proclaimed about the Sacraments.

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.