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Monday, July 6, 2020

Holy Spirit, Strengthen Us Prayer Service

An adaptable prayer service for your community DEANNA BARTALINI While the Holy Trinity is prominent in all the Sacraments of Initiation, we tend to associate the...

Q&A about Priests, A 9-minute video with Fr. Mike Schmitz

From Ascension Presents: Fr. Mike Schmitz answers a variety of questions about the priesthood. Suitable for viewers who are middle-school-aged youth and older.   Image credit: Courtesy...

Confirmation Holy Spirit Shield

A craft to inspire and encourage your students SARA JONCKHEERE This shield craft is designed to remind, inspire, and encourage the soon-to-be (or recently) confirmed of...

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...

Yes You Can—Teach About Sacraments: Awakening Faith and Conversion

Reflecting on being sealed with the Spirit LYNN WEHNER Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace” (CCC, 1316). Such a simple statement — with such profound meaning. For when...

Baptism: Celebrate New Life!

A prayer service for youth or adults DEANNA BARTALINI Baptism is about belonging, new life, and promises. It is the beginning of our life in Christ...

Washed Clean

A soap craft to accompany a lesson on forgiveness and reconciliation  BY SARA JONCKHEERE  Making soap is an easy craft, and it’s the perfect way to...

Teaching Baptism

Lesson ideas and tips WILLIAM O'LEARY Experience isn’t the best teacher when it comes to teaching Baptism to children and young people (and most adults). How can...

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...