Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the Americas. Our Lady of Guadalupe is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary associated with the venerated image enshrined within the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The basilica is the most visited Catholic pilgrimage site in the world. Next week, Pope Francis plans to visit Mexico City. As part of this papal visit, the Pope will give the homily during a Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Preceding his visit, Pope Francis has asked to spend some time alone to pray before the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Celebrating Lent with Love eBook; 6 Tips for Merging Lent with the Holy Year of Mercy

This year, the Lenten season will begin on February 10 with the celebration of Ash Wednesday. As we prepare for the season of Lent, we continue to celebrate the Holy Year of Mercy begun on December 8. The intersection of the season of Lent with the Jubilee Year of Mercy presents wonderful opportunities for celebration with our students, with a focus on caring for the needs of others.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A Printable Palm Sunday Activity for Children

The season of Lent prepares us for the great celebration of Easter. One of the celebrations during the season of Lent is Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter, commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and marks the beginning of Holy Week. According to the Gospel of Matthew, “The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road. The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is the he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.” And when he entered Jerusalem the whole city was shaken and asked, “Who is this?” And the crowds replied, “This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee.” (Matthew 21:8–11)

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Prayer for Ordinary Time Activity

During the season of Ordinary Time, we celebrate the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Ordinary Time is a time to learn and follow the teachings of Christ in our daily lives, to grow as his disciples, and to become better able to give witness to his Good News in our everyday lives.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Holy Year of Mercy Resource: Open Heart Door Hanger Prayer Card

On December 8, Pope Francis opened the Holy Door of Mercy in the Basilica of Saint Peter to mark the official beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. This ritual, repeated at cathedrals and basilicas all over the world, is a tradition that marks the celebration of every jubilee.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Catholic Schools Week Activity

Catholic Schools Week is a national celebration of Catholic Education that takes place each year. This year, Catholic Schools Week begins January 31 and ends February 6. Catholic Schools Week is an opportunity to recognize the importance, the value, and the contributions of Catholic Education to the Church and the world.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Religious Education Curriculum Planner for February

Sadlier’s helpful monthly printable resource to help catechists and directors organize and prepare their religious education curriculum for the month of February is now available. Start a new year with of religious education curriculum with the downloadable February Religious Education Lesson Planner. This handy calendar helps catechists organize religious education curriculum for the month. Catechists can simply download, print, and customize to their unique needs. 

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Teaching Respect to Children; A Great Way to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

This month, we as a nation celebrate the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr., who stands as a symbol of social justice, nonviolence, and mutual respect for all creation. Dr. King taught others to meet hate with love, and to show respect towards self, our fellow community members, and to our world, even in the face of differences, challenges, or darkness.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Teaching Children About Saints: Saint Timothy

On January 26, the Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Timothy. Teaching children about saints provides inspiring examples of discipleship and models for living out their faith. Celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Timothy with a printable intermediate resource.

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Printable Mary Scripture Quest Bible Worksheet for Catholic Youth

Also referred to as Sacred Scripture or Scripture, the Bible is God’s Word, written by human authors under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The Bible has two parts: the Old Testament, which tells the story of God’s relationship with the people of Israel, and the New Testament, which is the story of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and his followers. The Bible is comprised of 73 books, which are divided into chapters, which are divided into verses.

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