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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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...

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...

A Confirmation Boot Camp Model

SARAH REINHARD For quite a few years, I heard complaints about how confirmation classes were required and there was no way to get out of...

Catholic IQ — Sacramental Celebrations

DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz to review your Catholic faith and explore the Sacraments. It contains sample questions such as: The Eucharist we receive at...

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,...

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...

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...

Sacraments and the Domestic Church

A young couple I know, with a three-month-old daughter, recently came to see me.

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...

The Big Yes

Preparing Children for Reconciliation