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Thursday, July 2, 2020

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,...

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...

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.

3 Quizzes on the Sacraments — from the “Catholic I.Q.” archives

THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS Here’s a 20-question quiz on the sacraments. It contains sample questions such as: Who baptizes people in the Catholic Church? The___ were the...

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,...

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 Legend of Saint Nicholas: A Read-Aloud Story for Young Children

Today we honor St. Nicholas on December 6. We imitate St. Nicholas when we share the gift of love and friendship with everyone we know, and when we help people in need.

Bears Can Eat Red Apples or Marshmallows

CONNIE STEWART Connie Stewart's students learn the names of the seven Sacraments with the help of this simple sentence: Bears Can Eat Red Apples or...

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?

Getting to the Why Behind the What

Exploring the fruits of Holy Communion with teens BECKY GROTH As Catholics we believe in the Real Presence — the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity...