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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

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. Use...

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...

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...

Teaching the Sacraments: The Heart of the Matter

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

Parents: The Key to Successful Sacramental Programs

by Kate Ristow   Catechetical leaders whose sacramental preparation programs get rave evaluations each year often attribute this accomplishment to their concerted efforts to...

The Gift of Jesus

A prayer service for First Communion families DEANNA BARTALINI The Eucharist is central to our faith. All our life flows out of our receiving the Body...

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...

Living the Mission

The call to ministerial priesthood LYNN WEHNER We know we are all called to serve the Church and the world. Yet some may find...

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.

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).