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Monday, September 25, 2017

Fun Fall Activities for Families that Celebrate God's Creation

Bring Catholic family members together around the care of God’s Creation with a fun fall activities resource. Pope Francis 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, September 19, 2017

Responding to Natural Disasters

In the wake of natural disasters that have occurred in the past several weeks, Pope Francis expressed his “spiritual closeness” to those affected. We keep in our hearts and minds the victims of earthquakes in Mexico, Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey, fires burning in the western states, and widespread flooding in Asia. Pope Francis said , “I am following this with my heart, praying for them. And I ask you to join me in this intention.” Sadlier joins Pope Francis and all those praying for the victims of natural disasters, both here in the United States and worldwide.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

How to Integrate STREAM Curriculum into Religious Education

If you’re in a Catholic School, you’ve likely heard the acronym STEM for many years. Simply, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM is a curriculum that is based on these four disciplines and their integration. Though STEM education has long been a part of curriculum in the United States, in recent years the efforts of integrating these – and other – subject areas has come to the forefront.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Celebrating the Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul with Students

On September 27, the Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Vincent de Paul, who said, “Do not be content to say: I am a Christian! But live in such a way that it may be said of you: we have seen a man who loves God with all his heart and keeps his commandments.”

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Two years ago, on September 1, 2015, Pope Francis established the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. On this day each year, people all over the world can thank God for the wonderful gifts of creation for which we are to care. People can ask God for the strength to care for creation, and also for forgiveness of any sins committed against creation. The annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation is a reminder that we are all called to be stewards of creation.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Catholic Saints for Children: Saint Peter Claver

On September 9th, the Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Peter Claver. Peter Claver was a Jesuit priest who journeyed to modern day Colombia. He dedicated his life to helping the slaves arriving here, both physically and spiritually. He taught them about Christ and gave them the sacraments. He traveled to various plantations to urge the owners to be kind to these slaves and to treat them with dignity and respect. He cared for the sick and dying.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Catechists & DREs: 7 Ways to Prepare for a New School Year eBook

Download an exclusive eBook, written from the perspective of a Parish Catechetical Leader, offering seven suggestions to prepare other Parish Catechetical Leaders for a new year of Religious Education.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Beginning the School Year Prayer Service

The end of summer is setting in, and the “back to school” advertisements are making their inevitable debut. School and parish religious education programs are about to get underway if they have not already begun. As leaders, catechists, children, and families gather together again or for the very first time, planning an event that brings together all of the participants in your program will set the tone for a new year of religious education. The Beginning the School Year Prayer Service is wonderful resource to help leaders plan an effective “back to religious education” gathering.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

How to Continue Catechesis in the Summer Months

As the school year ends and regular religious education courses come to a close for summer, summer catechesis begins! Vacation Bible schools, camps, and other parish summer programs are a wonderful opportunity to continue catechesis in the summer months. In a summer catechetical model, children typically come to religious education classes each day for a series of weeks.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Free Printable Summer Resources for Catholic Families

The summer season can offer a rest for busy families who have hectic schedules and more commitments during other seasons. Provide families with some inspiration for sharing faith together this summer. Opportunities for prayer and activities to be enjoyed by all family members encourage families to pause, reflect, connect, and share in God’s love.

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