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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Sacraments: Christ at Work Among Us

People all over Palestine knew Jesus as a powerful healer and preacher. He eventually empowered his Apostles and their successors to continue his saving work. The Seven Sacraments we celebrate today are, at their core, ways in which Christ continues to heal and save his people.

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...

Making a Good Confession (video + suggested resources)

This video will be helpful for teens and adults. Note the suggestions at the end for ways to prepare for confession: 1. Examination of Conscience 2. Litany...

Sacrament Symbols

Sacrament Symbols

Saints & Sacraments: John the Baptist, a patron for Baptism

BARBARA YOFFIE Exemplifying the sacrament of Baptism is the great preacher and prophet John the Baptist, an obvious choice. Through his preaching and teaching,...

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).

A Family Together: Know Your Sacraments Activity Page

JEAN LARKIN Each of the seven sacraments of the Church has a special place in our faith journeys. Some sacraments are received only one time...

Washed Clean

A soap craft to accompany a lesson on forgiveness and reconciliation  BY SARA JONCKHEERE  Making soap is an easy craft, and it’s the perfect way to...

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...

Saints & Sacraments: Teresa of Ávila

BARBARA YOFFIE All of the saints had a great devotion to the Eucharist, and Teresa of Ávila was no exception. The Eucharist enables us to...