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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...

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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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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...

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A Printable Activity to Celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family

On the first Sunday after Christmas, the Church will celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. This feast is one of the many...

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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...

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Printable Activity for The Season of Advent

This month, the season of Advent will begin. This year, the season of Advent starts on Sunday, December 2. It will last four weeks. Download the Advent...

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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...

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Juan Diego Activity and Our Lady of Guadalupe Lesson

On December 9, the Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Juan Diego, and on December 12, we honor Mary as Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the...

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Catholic Thanksgiving; A Prayer Service for Children of All Ages

As Catholics, we pray in many ways. We learn to pray from the example and words of Jesus. Urged by the Holy Spirit, we pray these basic forms of prayer:...

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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...

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Celebrating All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days in Your Home or Parish

As the children in your home or parish prepare for the celebration of Halloween in their schools and neighborhoods, take the opportunity to draw...

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Mary Scripture Quest Bible Worksheet for Catholic Youth

Reading Scripture is an integral part of any religious education program. After teaching students how to find, read, and cite passages from the Bible,...

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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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Celebrate the Feast Day of St Teresa of Avila with Students!

On October 15th, the Church celebrates the Feast Day of St Teresa of Avila, who said, "We need no wings to go in search of Him, but have only to look...

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Ideas for Making Catholic Ordinary Time Extraordinary

Ordinary Time is the longest season of the liturgical year. The season of Ordinary Time is divided into two periods, with the first falling between the...

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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...

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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...

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Explaining Liturgical Colors Lesson and Activity

It is always an appropriate time of year to discuss the liturgical year with your students. Depending on the age of the students you teach, you can adapt...

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Celebrate the Feast Day of St Teresa of Calcutta with Kids

On September 5th, the Church celebrates the feast day of St Teresa of Calcutta, who devoted her life to caring for the homeless people on the streets of...

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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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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...

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