Saturday, January 16, 2021

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.

Sacraments and Strength

In early January we often take the time to consider ways for self-improvement.

Advice from Master Catechists – January 2013

Master catechists respond to questions from readers.

Baptism: More than Washing Away Original Sin

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

Advice from Master Catechists—January 2012

What are good reasons to combine our parish RE program and Catholic school First Communion celebrations? How can I help students select meaningful, memorable saint names for Confirmation?

Sacrament Memories

Some people write down their memories of special moments in life.

An Examination of Conscience using the New Testament

JARED DEESĀ  In preparation for the sacrament of penance and reconciliation, most of us use an examination of conscience inspired by the Ten Commandments in...

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...

The Source and the Summit

Sharing the bold, clear teaching of the Eucharist LYNN WEHNER In the Catholic faith, few things are more clearly stated than the central teaching...

First Reconciliation Prayer Bracelet

DIANE QUINTAL Children preparing for First Reconciliation at St. Stephen the First Martyr parish make Prayer Bracelets to encourage them to learn their prayers and...