Saturday, July 24, 2021

A Reflection on the Name “Father”


Prayers to Prepare for Confession Prayer Service

Seeking the proper disposition for a good examination of conscience MARC CARDARONELLA God has a soft spot for repentant sinners. This seems contrary to how we...

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).

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

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).

Anointing Prayer Card

Send uplifting prayers and Bible verses to the sick SARA JONCKHEERE Help the parishioners in your church who are sick and receiving the Sacrament of Anointing...

The Covenant of a Sacramental Marriage

Exploring this truth with teens BECKY GROTH Marriage in the Catholic Church is a covenant. However, a case can be made that many people,...

Explaining Baptism and Confirmation

One of the traditional images of the church is that of the ark. In this model, the goal is to get everyone on board,...

A Family Together: Children of God Activity Page

When we are baptized, we become children of God. As we grow, we learn more and more about what it means to be a child of God. We learn to think like a child of God, to speak like a child of God, and to act like a child of God. Discover some of the ways we behave as children of God. Above each number, place its corresponding letter. When you finish, on the lines below, write some other ways you show you are a child of God.