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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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 communion and intimacy, with Jesus Christ.” (80)

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WBB For Parish, WBB For PCLs, WBB For Catechists

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Teaching Catholic Children the Virtue of Respect– A Great Way to Celebrate MLK Day

This month, we as a nation celebrate the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr., who stands as a symbol of social justice, nonviolence, and mutual respect for all creation. Dr. King taught others to meet hate with love, and to show respect towards self, our fellow community members, and to our world, even in the face of differences, challenges, or darkness.

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WBB Virtues & Values, WBB Early Childhood, WBB Feast Days & Holidays, WBB Primary, WBB Intermediate

Saturday, December 23, 2017

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. On the second Sunday after Christmas, the Church will celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. At Epiphany, the Church celebrates the manifestation of the Son of God as the Savior and Messiah.

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WBB Feast Days & Holidays, WBB Primary, WBB Intermediate

Thursday, December 21, 2017

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 lives we want to improve. We can use this opportunity to consider ways we can be better disciples of Jesus, and help children to do the same.

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WBB For Catechists, WBB Retreats & Reflections

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Printable Activities & Prayers for Catholic Kids

The Catholic Christmas season begins on December 25th and ends in January on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. During this season, we celebrate the birth of Christ, the Son of God, God with us, true God and true man, Emmanuel, who was born long ago in Bethlehem and is still among us today. Download Christmas printable activities and prayers to celebrate this joyous season with children!

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WBB Primary, WBB Intermediate, WBB Advent & Christmas, WBB For Families

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Saint Nicholas Day Prayer Service for Catholic Students

The Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Nicholas of Myra on December 6. Saint Nicholas of Myra is one of the most popular saints in the world, and most famous as the patron saint of children.

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WBB Prayers & Practices, WBB Feast Days & Holidays

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Advent Catholic Prayers & Advent Activities for Kids

The Advent season is a time to pray to God, seek his forgiveness, and work for peace. Young children can strive to help other people see God’s love during Advent. Download and print free Advent resources designed to be used at home or in the parish! 

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WBB Advent & Christmas, WBB For Families

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

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