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Monday, May 23, 2022

“Bless me, Father, for I have no idea what I am doing…”

Facilitating a positive experience of confession for young people SR. BRITTANY HARRISON, FMA As a convert, my only exposure to the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation...

Tech Tips for Confirmation Prep

Digital ideas for tech-savvy confirmandi Andrea D. Chavez-Kopp When preparing teens for Confirmation, it can sometimes feel as if the biggest hurdle is getting them off...

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...

Saints & Sacraments: St. Philip Neri, a patron for Confirmation

BARBARA YOFFIE Italian priest Philip Neri had a deep devotion to the Holy Spirit. One evening while praying in the catacombs of Rome, he experienced...

The Eucharist Unites Heaven and Earth

A Craft to Support a Lesson on the Eucharist Sara Jonckheere Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. We hear it over and over, and we...

Sacrament Symbols

Sacrament Symbols

An Examination of Conscience using the New Testament

JARED DEES  In preparation for the sacrament of penance and reconciliation, most of us use an examination of conscience inspired by the Ten Commandments in...

Catholic I.Q. — ‘From This Day Forward … Until Death’

Here’s a 20-question quiz about the Sacrament of Matrimony. It contains sample questions such as: Jesus’ first public miracle was performed at a ___________________. ...

The Big Yes

Preparing Children for Reconciliation

Celebrate Baptism as Children of God Craft

SARA JONCKHEERE Through Baptism we become children of God and are claimed for Christ. While many of our students do not remember their own Baptism,...