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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Catholic I.Q. — The Lord’s Supper

Here’s a 20-question quiz on the Eucharist. It contains sample questions such as: The patron saint of first communicants is ______________. In Greek, eucharist...

Examination of Conscience Ideas

Possible variations JARED DEES While preparing students to participate in the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, it is customary to supply them with a set of...

Understanding Sacraments with Poetry

Some of the most important things in our lives are things that we cannot see. Using poetry can help us grasp the invisible treasures of the Sacraments.

Saints & Sacraments: Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin, patrons for Matrimony

BARBARA YOFFIE Louis and Zelie Martin are the first married couple to be canonized together. Their marriage was a true love story. They loved God,...

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...

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!

Take Home Sacraments

Sacramental preparation plays a significant role in the life of most Directors of Religious Education.

Q&A about Priests, A 9-minute video with Fr. Mike Schmitz

From Ascension Presents: Fr. Mike Schmitz answers a variety of questions about the priesthood. Suitable for viewers who are middle-school-aged youth and older.   Image credit: Courtesy...

Saints & Sacraments: St. Maximilian Kolbe, a patron for the Sacrament of Anointing of...

BARBARA YOFFIE Maximilian Kolbe was a Franciscan priest and missionary. His great love for the Blessed Virgin Mary inspired his work and spirituality. During...

Yes You Can—Teach About Sacraments: Awakening Faith and Conversion

Reflecting on being sealed with the Spirit LYNN WEHNER Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace” (CCC, 1316). Such a simple statement — with such profound meaning. For when...