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How To: Flipped Classroom Religious Education Model

In this article we'll explore how the flipped classroom approach may benefit families and children in your school's or parish's education program,...

Allie Johnston

How Catechetical Leadership Can Make the Most of Learning Opportunities

A few years ago I was invited to write a small booklet called Pep Talks for Parish Ministers. It was part of a series that addressed some of the...

Kathy Hendricks

Caring for Creation; 8 Printable Resources to Use with Children, Families, and Adults

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...

Allie Johnston

Celebrating First Penance and First Eucharist with ALL Children

During the seasons of Lent and Easter, after many weeks of preparation, it is common to see excited children and young people celebrating two momentous...

Allie Johnston

How Parish Catechetical Leaders Can Engage Families with Rituals of Faith by Sharing Stories

If I had to name a single issue around catechesis that crops up again and again as I traverse the country, it’s how to equip catholic families to share...

Kathy Hendricks

A Prayer for Easter Eyes

Some of us are old enough to remember a song about the Boston subway system called the “M.T.A.” It bemoaned the fate of Charlie, who didn’t have the...

Kathy Hendricks

Holy Week Resources for Families

It’s almost Holy Week, a time-honored rite that celebrates life arising from death and the brilliance emerging from places of desolation and despair. Use...

Kathy Hendricks

12 Easter Resources To Use With Catholic Children – Liturgical Year

In this article, you'll find 12 Easter resources you can use with your students or children. These Catholic Easter lessons, activities, and prayers will...

Allie Johnston

Palm Sunday Worksheet for Catholic Children

The season of Lent prepares us for the great celebration of Easter. One of the celebrations during the season of Lent is Palm Sunday. In this article, you...

Allie Johnston

How To Engage Young Catholics In Good Works This Lenten Season

The Church will soon begin to observe the liturgical season of Lent. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, which this year falls on February 14, Lent lasts forty...

Allie Johnston

15+ FREE Resources for Lent You Will Love

Lent is a season of simple living. As the entire Church prepares for the great celebration of Christ’s Paschal Mystery in the Easter Triduum, Catholics...

Kathy Hendricks

A Lenten Preparation Checklist for Families

During Lent, we as Catholics prepare our hearts for the great celebration of Easter. We can also prepare our classrooms and homes for the great...

Allie Johnston

2018 Lenten Ideas for Parishes and Schools

Ash Wednesday for some is like a religious New Year’s. It’s the kick-off for Lenten resolutions that begin with great fervor and dim as the six weeks of...

Kathy Hendricks

Professional Development for Catechetical and Catholic School Leaders: A New Feature for We Believe and Share

A new year begins and, with it, a fresh aspect of We Believe and Share. In addition to the spirituality focus this blog has taken for the past five years,...

Kathy Hendricks

Implementing Alternative Models of Catholic Catechesis

What is catechesis? The General Directory for Catechesis states “the definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch, but also in...

Allie Johnston

Teaching Catholic Children To Show Respect– A MLK Day Activity

This month, we as a nation celebrate the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr., who stands as a symbol of social justice, nonviolence, and...

Allie Johnston

January Psalm Reflections

My mother used to wait to take the Christmas tree down once my siblings and I were back in school because she thought it would make us sad. In truth, she...

Kathy Hendricks

Celebrating Epiphany: 5 Ways to Mark Three Kings Day

My husband, Ron, and I needed a trip to the mountains. Faced with some major changes in our lives, we needed to clear our heads by getting away from all...

Kathy Hendricks

Celebrating Christmas: Incarnational Vision

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8

Kathy Hendricks

Prayer for Setting Up the Crèche

Setting up the crèche is a beloved tradition in both homes and parishes. I have seen a number of beautiful Nativity sets over the years. Many of them...

Kathy Hendricks

Christmas Past, Present, and Future

Trimming the tree. Baking cookies. Hanging out the stockings. Sending greetings. Welcoming visitors. Wrapping presents. Singing carols…  The list of...

Kathy Hendricks

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