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Sunday, September 27, 2020

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,...

Confession is a Place of Victory — 8-min. video

Fr. Mike Schmitz offers a great explanation of confession, the role of the priest and the penitent, and the graces related to the sacrament. Suitable...

Saints & Sacraments: Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin, patrons for Matrimony

BARBARA YOFFIE Louis and Zelie Martin are the first married couple to be canonized together. Their marriage was a true love story. They loved God,...

Eucharistic Banner Craft

Create a personalized banner as a keepsake SARA JONCKHEERE Creating banners in anticipation of First Holy Communion celebrations have become popular projects through 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,...

Strengthening Those Who Suffer

A short Catholic film and study guide on the Anointing of the Sick BECKY GROTH To our teens, the Anointing of the Sick is often like...

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...

Inspiring the Ultimate Encounter with Jesus

Five ways to teach the Eucharist WILLIAM O'LEARY Since the age of five, she longed to receive Jesus in Holy Communion. Her love for Christ in...

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...

YES YOU CAN—Teach the Sacraments: Restoring Us to God’s Grace

A lesson on confession LYNN WEHNER Like the Prodigal Son in the Gospel, we sin, separating ourselves from God. But, like the loving father in the...