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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WBB Feast Days & Holidays, WBB Primary

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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WBB Prayers & Practices, WBB Feast Days & Holidays

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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WBB Primary, WBB Tridumm & Easter

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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WBB Primary, WBB Catholic Identity

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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WBB Primary, WBB Junior High, WBB Intermediate, WBB Catholic Identity

Thursday, March 31, 2016

A Flipped Classroom Religious Education Model

If you’re in the field of education, you’ve probably heard the term flipped classroom. The flipped classroom philosophy involves taking the portions of learning that typically happen in a classroom (think of the content from lectures and readings) and having students complete them at home, ahead of class time. Class time is then spent reinforcing the content that students have read and reviewed before class (think activities, discussion, and projects). In other words, what is typically completed as classwork is homework preceding class, and what is typically assigned as homework, is classwork!

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WBB For PCLs, WBB For Catechists

Sunday, March 27, 2016

St. Teresa of the Andes Activity

On April 12, the Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Teresa de los Andes. Teresa was born in Santiago, Chile, on July 13, 1900. Teresa is the first saint from Chile. Children will enjoy learning the story of this very relatable and young saint.

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WBB Feast Days & Holidays, WBB Primary

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Easter Meal Prayer Activity; To Be Used Before Meals During the Season of Easter

Though we celebrate Christ’s resurrection every Sunday, the Easter season is a special time to rejoice over the new life we have in Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is quickly approaching!

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WBB Prayers & Practices, WBB Primary, WBB Intermediate, WBB Tridumm & Easter

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