Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Religious Education Curriculum Planner for June

Sadlier’s helpful monthly printable resource to help catechists and directors organize and prepare their religious education curriculum for the month of June is now available. 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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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Catholic Saints Game; A Matching Card Game Activity for Students

During the season of Ordinary Time, we learn about the saints. Saints are followers of Jesus Christ who lived lives of holiness on earth and who now share in eternal life with God in Heaven. The lives of the saints teach us about true discipleship and are models of holiness for us and for the students we teach. The saints’ love and prayers for the Church are constant.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Ideas for Making Catholic Ordinary Time Extraordinary

Ordinary Time is the longest season of the liturgical year. The season of Ordinary Time is divided into two periods, with the first falling between the end of the Christmas season and the start of Lent, and the second at this time of year, between Pentecost and the start of Advent. Though the word ordinary can connote something commonplace or dull, Ordinary Time is far from mundane!

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Feast Days in May– Catholic Saints to Celebrate with Children

Feast Days are a great opportunity to introduce students to Catholic saints. Teaching children about saints provides inspiring examples of discipleship and models for living out their faith. Use the activities below to celebrate Feast Days in May with students. Even if the celebration has passed, these worksheets can be used all month long!

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Honoring Mary in May

In the month of May, as we prepare to celebrate mothers for their dedication and importance to our families, we remember Mary, the Mother of God and the greatest saint, in a special way. In fact, May is Mary’s month. Catholics honor Mary every day of the year through prayer. We remember the many ways God blessed Mary. We read about Mary in Scripture. But during the month of May Mary is specially honored by devotions around the world.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Religious Education Curriculum Planner for May

Sadlier’s helpful monthly printable resource to help catechists and directors organize and prepare their religious education curriculum for the month of May is now available. 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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Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Story of Pentecost Activity

When the risen Jesus visited the disciples before he returned to his Father in Heaven, he promised to send the Holy Spirit to be with the Church always.  The Holy Spirit came to the disciples on Pentecost. The Church celebrates the Feast of Pentecost fifty days after Easter Sunday. This year, the Feast of Pentecost will be celebrated on Sunday, May 15.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Our Faith and Earth Sustainability Support Article

Earth Day 2016 will be celebrated on April 22. Earth Day is an annual event, begun in 1970, which is celebrated by countries across the globe and more than a billion people. The goal of Earth Day is to focus energy on environmental issues including clean energy, global warming, and worldwide recycling efforts.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Earth Day for Catholic Kids: God’s Gifts Together Activity

Our call to care for God’s creation is unceasing, and we as disciples are especially reminded of this call in Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si. Earth Day will be celebrated this month on April 22 and is another opportunity to discuss with children our responsibility to care for God’s creation. Using resources responsibly and helping to care for the planet is the responsibility of all disciples, regardless of our age. Even the youngest disciples can help to be stewards of creation. One of the ways to encourage this stewardship is by teaching young disciples about creation in order to develop wonder, awe, and gratitude for God’s gifts.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Caring for Creation; 5 Printable Resources to Use with Children

As Catholics, we are called to be stewards of God’s creation. Catholic Social Teaching includes care for God’s creation as one of its seven themes. When we are stewards of creation our actions show the Creator we respect all life and have concern for all people. Catechists and DREs have a unique opportunity to encourage students to love and learn to care for God's creation. Use these free printable resources to educate children about environmental issues and guide them to become stewards of creation.

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