A new calendar year is quickly approaching. Each year, its arrival presents an opportunity for self-examination. Resolutions reflect those areas in our lives we want to improve. We can use this opportunity to consider ways we can be better disciples of Jesus, and help children to do the same. Within our Catholic New Year's Kit, administrators, catechists, and parents will find resources to help prepare for and celebrate the new calendar year. Downloads are available in English and Spanish.
Printable Catholic New Year's Resources for Religious Education Programs
We can ask God’s blessing on a new year and pray together as it begins. We can consider where we want to take our religious education programs in the New Year and incorporate new ideas and projects. We can take time to make our own spiritual lives and service to others a renewed priority.
When the ball drops on December 31, you can rest assured that Sadlier resources will have you prepared to tackle the joys and challenges of religious education in 2019 head on! In the 2019 New Year’s Kit you will find the following helpful resources, designed especially:
For Primary Students
Help students resolve to be better people in the near year with A New Year’s Resolution Mini-Lesson, written by a catechist. After learning about resolutions, children will consider and depict ways that they can be kind to self, peers, family, and community. As an extension, a bulletin board of resolutions can be created to help achieve kindness goals!
For Intermediate and Junior High Students
Help students ask God’s blessing on 2019 with the New Year’s Blessing Prayer Service. The prayer service combines Scripture, reflection, and writing with prayer and was written by a high school teacher.
For Parish Catechetical Leaders and Catechists
A new calendar year is a good time to consider the goals of our Religious Education programs in the coming year. The Religious Education Resolutions eBook contains five suggestions for resolutions to help build up your program and the Kingdom of God in the New Year and was written by a parish catechetical leader.
Within our New Year's Kit, Catholic administrators, catechists, and parents will find resources to help prepare for and celebrate the new calendar year. In 2019, we resolve to continue to bring you timely resources to support your ministry and your catechetical programs! Happy New Year from the Sadlier Religion Blog!