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Sunday, September 27, 2020

A Family “Rule of Life” Reduces Anxiety, Brings Peace

WILLIAM O'LEARY Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, our kids are now home all day and sometimes claim they “cannot do anything!” As much as we enjoy our...

First Penance Prep Tips: Adaptations for Children with Special Needs

By David and Mercedes Rizzo The sacrament of Penance can be difficult for some people with special needs. This sacrament may pose a challenge for...

Reaffirming the Role of Parents in Religious Education

BY LISA MLADNICH As catechists, most of us have struggled to teach children whose families are, for a variety of reasons, in a woeful state...

Teaching Students with Special Needs

BY PAM SCHIFFBAUER Pope Francis has called the Catholic Church to be a welcoming Church. As we welcome our students into our religious education classes,...

Go Forth to Bring Peace with Love

A Lesson for Families from St. Teresa of Calcutta SUSIE LLOYD I once visited one of the houses of the Missionaries of Charity, the community founded...

Children’s Liturgy of the WORD for PALM SUNDAY

Thanks to Debbie Frey from Mary Mother of God Parish, Oakville, Ontario, for sharing Children’s Liturgy of the Word with us this week. Feel...

Grandparents: Share Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Story (Dec. 12th)

Editor's note: This activity is written for grandparents, but it can be easily used by families and others to share this feast day with...

Parent: “I lost it today. What can I do?”

My friend's husband had just lost his job. She herself was caring for her elderly parents. So when her son rolled his eyes at...

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...

10 Blessings From Living at Such a Time As This

PATTI MAGUIRE ARMSTRONG Faith gives us focus to see more clearly through raging storms such as the world pandemic we find ourselves in. Of course,...