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Monday, December 9, 2019

Preparing for First Reconciliation

KATHY KLEINLEIN It's 1957 and you are seven years old. You stumble into a tiny dark closet, fumbling around for the kneeler so you don't...

Explaining Baptism and Confirmation

One of the traditional images of the church is that of the ark. In this model, the goal is to get everyone on board,...

Parishes Implementing a Children’s Liturgy of the Word

By Lisanne V. Jensen Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) programs are a growing trend at many parishes across the country. During CLW, young children...

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...

Graces for the Sick Craft

A Craft to Support a Lesson on the Anointing of the Sick SARA JONCKHEERE The gesture of the laying on of hands was an important part...

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...