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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Examination of Conscience Ideas

Possible variations JARED DEES While preparing students to participate in the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, it is customary to supply them with a set of...

Yes You Can—Teach About Sacraments: The Beginning of Our Christian Journey

Help students connect with their own Baptisms LYNN WEHNER Baptism is first and foundational. It is where it all begins for our Christian journey. And it...

Crafts for Catechesis: Baptism Welcome Cards

Help support the families of the newly baptized SARA JONCKHEERE You have asked to have your child baptized. … Do you clearly understand what you are...

Catholic I.Q. — The Joy of Forgiveness

Here’s a 20-question quiz about Penance and Forgiveness. It contains sample questions such as: A ______________ sin is not mortal (cutting one off from...

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...

Baptism as the Bridge Between the Home and the Classroom

4 ideas to help students and parents JARED DEES At an infant’s Baptism, parents and godparents affirm an important responsibility: “You have asked to have your child...

Catholic I.Q. — The Lord’s Supper

Here’s a 20-question quiz on the Eucharist. It contains sample questions such as: The patron saint of first communicants is ______________. In Greek, eucharist...

Celebrate Penance and Reconciliation with students in grades 4-6

Connie Clark I stopped going to confession when I was 15. That was the year face-to-face reconciliation arrived, and my self-conscious teenaged self didn't want...

Why You Should Consider Making Confession Your New Year’s Resolution

MARC CARDARONELLA I have a confession to make. I have a checkered past when it comes to the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. I’ve gone from...

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...