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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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Catholic Virtues and Values Game

Engage students as you teach them about Catholic virtues and values with a colorful handout featuring 52 virtues and values, one for each week of the year. The handout can be displayed as a poster in the parish or classroom, or distributed to the children and families for use at home. A fun Bingo game can be used in school or parish settings with children of all ages. Download both the handout and the game here!

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WBB Virtues & Values, WBB Primary, WBB Junior High, WBB Intermediate

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

5 Tips for Teaching the Mass to Kids eBook

Sometimes getting young people excited about attending Mass isn’t the easiest thing in the world. However, as Catholic educators, catechists, and parents, it’s what we’re called to do! 

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Monday, July 6, 2015

7 Tips to Bring Scripture to Life for Young Children eBook

Scripture is the written account of God's Revelation and his relationship with his people. Also referred to as Sacred Scripture or the bible, it is God's Word, written by human authors under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. To help young children come to know and love the stories of our faith, download an eBook with tips to bring Scripture to life. 

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WBB Early Childhood, WBB Primary, WBB For Catechists, WBB Intermediate, WBB Scripture, WBB For Families

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Holy Year of Mercy Faith Fact

Pope Francis announced an Extraordinary Jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, to highlight the importance of being merciful to one another as God is to us. What does this mean for parish and school leaders, catechists, and parents? Download an informative Faith Fact with information about the Holy Year of Mercy and helpful suggestions for teaching about mercy and celebrating the Holy Year of Mercy in the parish, school, home, and community. 

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Catholic Saints for Children: Saint Peter Claver

Peter Claver was a Jesuit priest from Spain who traveled to Colombia to work as a missionary in the 1600s. He dedicated his life to helping the thousands of slaves who landed on the shores each month. His dedication to these men and women was both physical and spiritual. He provided food and water, cared for the sick and dying, taught them about Christ and gave them the sacraments. He also advocated on their behalf, asking plantation owners to be kind to these slaves and to treat them with dignity and respect.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

July Lesson Preparation Planner for Religious Education

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

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WBB For Catechists

Friday, June 19, 2015

Summertime Activities for Catholic Families

The summer season often provides a reprieve for families who have hectic schedules and more commitments during the other seasons. Provide an opportunity for family members to connect and reflect on the beauty of God’s Creation during the summer season. Encourage families to work together to care for the environment and take time to reflect on Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Teach Kids About Saint Peter the Apostle

The Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Peter the Apostle on June 29th. Saint Peter’s given name was Simon at birth. He and his brother were fisherman from the village of Bethsaida in Galilee. One day as the brothers were mending their fishing nets, Jesus called out to them, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men" (Matthew 4:19). Both brothers left their nets to become disciples of Jesus.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Catholic Saints for Kids to Learn About This Summer

This summer help students swap their action figures and TV superheroes with real-life heroes– the saints! Their lives of virtue, courage, faith, and adventure will inspire kids for a lifetime.

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WBB Feast Days & Holidays, WBB Primary, WBB For PCLs, WBB For Catechists, WBB Junior High, WBB Intermediate


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