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Catholic Schools Week Ideas and Activities

These Catholic Schools Week ideas will be a valuable resource as you prepare to celebrate the rich traditions and the incredible value of Catholic...

Allie Johnston

Catholic New Year Resources for Religious Education

A new calendar year is quickly approaching. Each year, its arrival presents an opportunity for self-examination. Resolutions reflect those areas in our...

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Free Resources to Celebrate All Saints' Day with Students

One of the first major feast days we encounter in the fall season is All Saints’ Day. All Saints’ Day is a solemnity celebrated on November 1st. It is a...

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Resources for Celebrating Catechetical Sunday

As part of a 1935 initiative to recognize and celebrate the gift that catechists give to their parish communities by volunteering their time for the...

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How Leaders Can Support New Catholic Students & First Time Catechists

Summer is underway, but Parish Catechetical Leaders and Directors of Religious Education are likely thinking about and planning for the start of regular...

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Resources for Starting a New Year of Catholic Religious Education

The “back to school” advertisements are making their inevitable debut. A new year of Catholic religious education programs will soon be underway....

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Resources to Explore Missionary Discipleship with Students and Families

What is missionary discipleship? How can we respond to the call to be missionary disciples? In this article we'll explore missionary discipleship and ways...

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The Common Catholic Evangelizer

Sadlier Religion Consultant, Carole Eipers, writes about the meaning and importance of evangelization. Carole’s newest book, Everyday Evangelization, will...

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Resources to Prepare for Summer Catechesis and Parish Programs

Discover how to continue catechesis during the summer months with the session planning resources and printable activities below!

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Catholic Saints for Kids to Learn About This Summer

During the season of Ordinary Time, we learn about the saints. Saints are followers of Jesus Christ who lived lives of holiness on earth and who now share...

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Activities That Support Catholic Scripture Study in Families

Regular Catholic Scripture study presents families with a wonderful opportunities to learn, share, pray and talk about our faith. If you are looking to...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Catechists & DREs: 8 Steps to Successfully Catching Students Up

Parish Catechetical Leaders or Directors of Religious Education inevitably encounter a student who has missed a year, or a number of years, of Religious...

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Religious Education Lessons for All Learners

As religious education courses continue into the autumn months, catechists will have the opportunity to begin to get to know the students in their...

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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,...

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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...

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