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Monday, October 21, 2019

The Joy of a Clean Heart : A craft about Penance and Reconciliation

SARA JONCKHEERE Sin has a way of weighing us down and hardening our hearts. Children feel this too and need to be taught that the...

The Eucharist Unites Heaven and Earth

A Craft to Support a Lesson on the Eucharist Sara Jonckheere Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. We hear it over and over, and we...

Peeps from Sheep: Animated video on Confession

Peeps from Sheep #4 - White as Wool from Catholics Come Home on Vimeo.

The Fire of the Holy Spirit: A craft to support a lesson on Confirmation

BY SARA JONCKHEERE In Confirmation we are called to live out our Catholic faith, enriched by the special strength of the Holy Spirit. We are...

Making a Good Confession (video + suggested resources)

This video will be helpful for teens and adults. Note the suggestions at the end for ways to prepare for confession: 1. Examination of Conscience 2. Litany...

Catholic I.Q. Quiz – Sacraments 101

BY DAVID O’BRIEN Here's a 20-question quiz on the sacraments. It contains sample questions such as: How often can a person receive Holy Communion? ...

Afraid of Confession? Time to Come Home

By Robyn Lee “Why are people so afraid of going to confession?” I could tell that this question resonated with my confirmation class because there were...

A Family Together: Know Your Sacraments Activity Page

JEAN LARKIN Each of the seven sacraments of the Church has a special place in our faith journeys. Some sacraments are received only one time...

Parents: The Key to Successful Sacramental Programs

by Kate Ristow   Catechetical leaders whose sacramental preparation programs get rave evaluations each year often attribute this accomplishment to their concerted efforts to...

Youth Ministry: The Initiation

by Eric Groth   Do you have or know a story-telling grandpa with an over-active imagination? In Initiation, a film produced for the...