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Monday, November 30, 2020

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...

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...

Reflections on a Drive-Thru Confession (During #COVID_19)

by María Morera Johnson I went to drive-thru confession. Had I made an effort, I could have made other arrangements, but I admit the creative outside-the-box...

Tech Tips for Confirmation Prep

Digital ideas for tech-savvy confirmandi Andrea D. Chavez-Kopp When preparing teens for Confirmation, it can sometimes feel as if the biggest hurdle is getting them off...

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...