Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra

During his visit to the east coast of the United States in September, Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra. The ceremony will be held at Washington D.C.’s National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on September 23. Although Blessed Junipero’s missionary work was on the west coast of the United States, a statue of Blessed Junipero stands in the U.S. Capitol also located in Washington, making it an appropriate place for the canonization to be celebrated. Blessed Junipero will be the first saint canonized on United States soil!

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Catholic Religious Education Lesson Plans for September

September marks the beginning of many Catholic school years and the start of many religious education programs. As catechists and directors gear up for this new beginning, Sadlier offers a helpful monthly printable resource to aid in organization and lesson preparation.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Celebrating Catechetical Sunday 2015

On September 20, 2015, the Catholic Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday. Catechetical Sunday is an event held every year in September. It both inspires and celebrates the important work of catechists in the Church.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Celebrate the Feast Day of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

On September 5th, the Church celebrates the Feast Day of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who devoted her life to caring for the homeless people on the streets of Calcutta. Mother Theresa said, "Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin." Today, the Missionaries of Charity—the order of religious sisters that Mother Teresa began in 1950—serve the poorest of the poor in countries around the world, from the streets of India to the streets of New York.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fun Fall Activities for Families

Bring Catholic family members together around two timely topics in the Church: the anticipation of the World Meeting of Families and care of God’s Creation with the fun fall activities for families resource. Pope Francis has highlighted the importance of both of these issues as pope. He once said, “The family remains the basic unit of society and the first school in which children learn the human, spiritual and moral values which enable them to be a beacon of goodness, integrity and justice in our communities.” Help families to fulfill their role as this “first school” with suggestions for fun fall activities that simultaneously encourage faith sharing and care for creation.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Explore the Religious Geography of the New Testament with Children

As children study the life and teachings of Jesus, there is a natural opportunity to explore the geographic region in the time in which Jesus lived and taught, and today.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Teaching the Ten Commandments to Youth

Though important to our faith life as Catholics, the Ten Commandments are not always easy to teach. How can you make teaching the Ten Commandments to youth concrete and relevant for the students in your religious education program? Meet the challenge of teaching the Ten Commandments to youth with a bundle of resources to help catechists of students from preschool to high school.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Caring for God’s Creation eBook

As Catholics, we are called to be stewards of God’s creation. How can you educate children about environmental issues and guide them to become children who care for creation? Download an eBook with fun suggestions to care for God’s creation at home or in the classroom. 

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

August Lesson Preparation Planner for Religious Education

Download this helpful, printable calendar to help you organize your Religious Education course for the month of August. Simply download, print, and customize to your unique needs. 

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Community Caring for Creation Support Article

Pope Francis's encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home” was released on June 18. In English, Laudato Si can be translated as “Praise be to you,” and is quoted from a popular prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi, who is also the patron saint of ecology.

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