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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

Celebrating World Youth Day 2019

Prayer is at the heart of Christian life. When we pray, we raise our minds and hearts to God. Prayer is our response to God’s call. As Catholics, we call...

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...

Allie Johnston

Modern Saints for Modern Catholics

What is a Saint? The saints are followers of Christ who lived lives of holiness on earth and now share in eternal life with God in Heaven. When we look at...

Allie Johnston

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...

Allie Johnston

Teaching the Ten Commandments to Youth

Though important to our faith life as Catholics, the Ten Commandments are not always easy to teach. How can you make teaching the Ten Commandments to...

Allie Johnston

Making Inclusion Work in Your Religious Education Program

All children are God's children and whatever their strengths, needs, or disabilities, we must make it clear to them and to their families that they belong...

Allie Johnston

Call to Holiness– Applying the 5 Spiritual Attitudes in Your Parish or School

In his apostolic exhortation on holiness, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), Pope Francis explains the call to holiness and how we might answer...

Kathy Hendricks

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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Digital Technology in Catechetical Ministry – Guide for Catechetical and School Leaders

In this article, Steve Botsford, offers a look at the benefits and challenges of digital technology and its application to catechesis and religious...

Guest Blogger

Assessing Catechetical/Religious Education Programs – Ideas for Parish and School Leaders

In this article we'll explore ways parish catechetical and school leadership can plan for the future by evaluating the past year. Assessing catechetical...

Kathy Hendricks

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!

Allie Johnston

Pentecost Activities for Catholic Children & Students

The Church celebrates the Feast of Pentecost fifty days after Easter Sunday. Pentecost Sunday ends the season of Easter. This year, the Feast of Pentecost...

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 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

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

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...

Allie Johnston

How to Use the Summer Scripture Event In Your Parish

Engage parishioners of all ages with a special, summer-themed event. The Gather in the Garden Summer Scripture Event is a seasonal event designed for...

Allie Johnston

Fun Winter Activities for Catholic Families

As the season of winter approaches, bring Catholic family members together to strengthen their relationships while they care for God’s creation.

Allie Johnston

Explore the Religious Geography of the New Testament with Children

As children study the life and teachings of Jesus, there is a natural opportunity to explore the geographic region in the time in which Jesus lived and...

Allie Johnston

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