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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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: blessing, petition, intercession, praise, and thanksgiving. When we thank God in prayer, we call these prayers of thanksgiving.

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WBB Prayers & Practices, WBB Primary, WBB Junior High, WBB Intermediate

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Helping Children Cope During Challenging Times

Often, educators, parents and caregivers struggle with what they should say or share with young children when trauma or tragedy transpires. This can be especially difficult considering the world view that the child is likely to have, based on their own previous life experiences. This may be the first time that the child is finding that their interpretation of the world, and the world itself, are two very different things. Here are some suggestions of tools and techniques for helping children cope.

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WBB For PCLs, WBB For Catechists, WBB For Families

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thanksgiving Table Prayer Card Activity for Students

Have young children design a prayer card for this year’s Thanksgiving meal as they reflect on God’s many gifts. Download the prayer card template and directions and share it with your students in anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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WBB Feast Days & Holidays, WBB Primary, WBB Intermediate

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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 connections between this secular holiday and the Church’s celebration of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days.

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WBB Prayers & Practices, WBB Feast Days & Holidays, WBB For Catechists, WBB For Families

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Reflecting on Vocations with Saint Junípero Serra

All Christians share a common vocation: to grow in holiness and spread the message of Jesus’ life and saving work. An important part of our common vocation is responding to God’s love throughout our lives.

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WBB For Parish, WBB Early Childhood, WBB Primary, WBB For PCLs, WBB For Catechists, WBB Junior High, WBB Intermediate, WBB For Families

Monday, October 16, 2017

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 rich Catholic holiday and it offers many ways to engage students of all ages. Download six free resources to celebrate All Saints' Day with students and children!
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WBB Early Childhood, WBB Feast Days & Holidays, WBB Primary, WBB Junior High, WBB Intermediate

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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 upon Him present within us." Like Saint Teresa of Avila, in our prayer, work, travel, and everyday lives, we can explore within and find our way to God.

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WBB Feast Days & Holidays, WBB Primary

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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, the complexities of these issues can cause fear and feelings that young people find hard to articulate or manage.

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WBB Primary, WBB For Catechists, WBB Junior High, WBB Intermediate

Monday, September 25, 2017

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 the basic unit of society and the first school in which children learn the human, spiritual and moral values which enable them to be a beacon of goodness, integrity and justice in our communities.” Help families to fulfill their role as this “first school” with suggestions for fun fall activities that simultaneously encourage faith sharing and care for creation.

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WBB For Families

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Responding to Natural Disasters

In the wake of natural disasters that have occurred in the past several weeks, Pope Francis expressed his “spiritual closeness” to those affected. We keep in our hearts and minds the victims of earthquakes in Mexico, Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey, fires burning in the western states, and widespread flooding in Asia. Pope Francis said , “I am following this with my heart, praying for them. And I ask you to join me in this intention.” Sadlier joins Pope Francis and all those praying for the victims of natural disasters, both here in the United States and worldwide.

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WBB For Catechists, WBB Catholic Identity, WBB For Families

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