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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Set Apart: Teaching the Sacrament of Holy Orders

There's almost nothing my parish loves more than a seminarian or, better yet, a seminary deacon—a man in the final phase of preparing for ordination. These men, usually young, seem to bring out the best in us.

Sacrament Activity Pages for Students and Families

JEAN LARKIN Here are three reproducible activity pages from our archives that you can use with your students when teaching about the Sacraments. Perfect to...

Each Priest is a Jacob’s Ladder (a 2-min video explaining the vocation to the...

Bishop Robert Barron ordains Dominican priests in this short video that captures some of the actual ordination, as it offers a call to the...

Baptism: More than Washing Away Original Sin

Many generations of Catholics have thought that washing away Original Sin is the reason for Baptism.

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...

Take Home Sacraments

Sacramental preparation plays a significant role in the life of most Directors of Religious Education.

Teaching the Sacraments with Digital Creativity

Computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, interactive whiteboards, apps, blogs, and tweets: Technology is part of our everyday lives at home, in school, and in the parish. Technology is here to stay, and it can be a great gift in ministry!

Anointing of the Sick – 5-minute video from Catholic Central

The Catholic Central team explains the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick with compassion and humor. Suitable for all ages.   Image credit: Courtesy of...

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...

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,...