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Monday, October 21, 2019

The Sacrament of Reconciliation Explained – a 6-min. video

With words and a busy free-hand sketch-pad, this video illustrates a lesson on why we confess, and what happens in the Sacrament of Penance...

Advice from Master Catechists—January 2014

Master catechists answer questions from readers.

The Big Yes

Preparing Children for Reconciliation

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...

Advice from Master Catechists—January 2012

What are good reasons to combine our parish RE program and Catholic school First Communion celebrations? How can I help students select meaningful, memorable saint names for Confirmation?

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,...

Youth Ministry: The Initiation

by Eric Groth   Do you have or know a story-telling grandpa with an over-active imagination? In Initiation, a film produced for the...

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).

Anointing of the Sick – 5-minute video from Catholic Central

The Catholic Central team explains the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick with compassion and humor. Suitable for all ages.   Image credit: Courtesy of...

A Family Together: Name That Sacrament Activity Page

Sacraments are wonderful gifts from God that show us how God is present in our lives.