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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

Celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany with Children

The Christmas season is a season of celebration. The Church celebrates many important feasts during this time. Epiphany is one of the many important...

Allie Johnston

Feast of The Holy Family

A few years ago I received a Christmas catalog that featured a set of snowmen dressed as the Holy Family. The accompanying blurb promised that the trio...

Kathy Hendricks

11+ Catholic Christmas Season Prayers & Activities for Families and Religious Education

Christmas is a season of peace and joy. For Catholics, the Christmas season begins on December 25th, Christmas day, and ends in January on the Feast of...

Allie Johnston

Advent Catholic Prayers & Advent Activities for Kids

The Advent season is a time to pray to God, seek his forgiveness, and work for peace. Children can strive to help other people see God’s love during...

Allie Johnston

Catholic Thanksgiving Prayers for Kids and Families

As families gather to share a meal and express gratitude for their many blessings this Thanksgiving, they have the opportunity to pray. With these prayers...

Kathy Hendricks

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...

Allie Johnston

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...

Allie Johnston

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....

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

Resources for the Month of Mary – Free Printable Mary, Mother of God Activities and Prayers

In the month of May, as we prepare to celebrate mothers for their dedication and importance to our families, we learn about and remember Mary, the Mother...

Allie Johnston

Lectio Divina Guide– Igniting the Imagination of Kids and Candidates

In this article, catechists and teachers will discover how to use lectio and visio divina in catechesis and during sacramental preparation. This simple ...

Allie Johnston

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

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

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

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

Responding to Natural Disasters

Natural disasters are events that are outside of human control, caused by forces of nature. Natural disasters strike all over the world, and result in...

Allie Johnston

Letting Our Catholic Faith Inspire Us To Console Families Who Suffer

“All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” -Leo Tolstoy  As I entered the church that day, I knew the...

Kathy Hendricks

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