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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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...

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...

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...