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Teaching about and Celebrating Lent with Catholic Kids

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...

Allie Johnston

Helping Families Celebrate Lent

The Church will soon begin to observe the liturgical season of Lent. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, which this year falls on March 6, Lent lasts forty days....

Allie Johnston

Strategies to bring Scripture to Life

Reading Scripture is an essential part of being Catholic and an integral part of any catechetical program. In this article, you'll explore simple...

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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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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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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 ...

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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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Helping Children Deal with Grief & Tragedy Using Our Catholic Faith

In the wake of a terrorist attack or tragedy, Catholics of all ages may seek answers to help make sense of the acts of violence and hatred. For children,...

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Seminarian Letter Project: Catholic School Children Send Their Support and Encouragement

“May your life be filled with love, hope, and happiness as you continue your training. Thank you for your service, and good luck.”

Kathy Hendricks

World Day of Prayer for Vocations; How to Discern and Support Vocation

The World Day of Prayer for Vocations is Saturday, May 7, 2017. This year marks the 54th Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. 

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Catechists: On the Journey of Life with Prayer

Being an effective catechist requires constant prayer, and it is the responsibility of families and catechists to teach others to pray, through both...

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Our Faith and Earth Sustainability Support Article

Earth Day will be celebrated on April 22. Earth Day is an annual event, begun in 1970, which is celebrated by countries across the globe and more than a...

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How To Connect Social Media and Religion to Impact Your Catechesis

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Pinterest. Snap Chat. Vine. If you are parenting or teaching children in junior high or high school, chances are they may be...

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Community Caring for Creation Support Article

Pope Francis's encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home” was released on June 18. In English, Laudato Si can be translated...

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Make it Multi-sensory! Support Article for Catechists

Engage all learners in your Catholic Religion Education class or family by making your lessons multi-sensory. Educational research has shown that teaching...

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Developing a Liturgical Sense in Children Support Article

Enrich the catechesis of children by forming them in the liturgical life of the Church. A helpful Support Article entitled Developing a Liturgical Sense...

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Catechist Development Article: Helping Children and Families to Pray

Enrich the catechesis of children by encouraging family prayer. A helpful Catechist Development article entitled Prayer: Helping Children and Families to...

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“Crayons:” An Article for Parents

With the back-to-school season quickly approaching, families and children are preparing to reenter the autumn routine of school and Religious Education...

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Catechist Development Article: Using Storytelling with Children

Explore the importance and benefit of using storytelling to engage and educate children. A helpful Catechist Development article entitled Using...

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