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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Catechists & DREs: 7 Ways to Prepare for a New School Year eBook

Download an exclusive eBook, written from the perspective of a Parish Catechetical Leader, offering seven suggestions to prepare other Parish Catechetical Leaders for a new year of Religious Education.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Beginning the School Year Prayer Service

The end of summer is setting in, and the “back to school” advertisements are making their inevitable debut. School and parish religious education programs are about to get underway if they have not already begun. As leaders, catechists, children, and families gather together again or for the very first time, planning an event that brings together all of the participants in your program will set the tone for a new year of religious education. The Beginning the School Year Prayer Service is wonderful resource to help leaders plan an effective “back to religious education” gathering.

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WBB Prayers & Practices, WBB For PCLs, WBB For Catechists

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

How to Continue Catechesis in the Summer Months

As the school year ends and regular religious education courses come to a close for summer, summer catechesis begins! Vacation Bible schools, camps, and other parish summer programs are a wonderful opportunity to continue catechesis in the summer months. In a summer catechetical model, children typically come to religious education classes each day for a series of weeks.

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WBB For Parish, WBB For PCLs, WBB For Catechists, WBB Catholic Identity

Monday, June 12, 2017

Free Printable Summer Resources for Catholic Families

The summer season can offer a rest for busy families who have hectic schedules and more commitments during other seasons. Provide families with some inspiration for sharing faith together this summer. Opportunities for prayer and activities to be enjoyed by all family members encourage families to pause, reflect, connect, and share in God’s love.

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WBB For Families

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

How to Use the Summer Scripture Event In Your Parish

Engage parishioners of all ages with a special, summer-themed event. The Gather in the Garden Summer Scripture Event is a seasonal event designed for summertime whole parish catechesis.

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WBB For Parish, WBB For Catechists, WBB Catholic Identity, WBB Scripture

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Catholic Saints for Kids to Learn About This Summer

During the season of Ordinary Time, we learn about the saints. Saints are followers of Jesus Christ who lived lives of holiness on earth and who now share in eternal life with God in Heaven. The lives of the saints teach us about true discipleship and are models of holiness for us and for the students we teach. The saints’ love and prayers for the Church are constant.

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WBB Feast Days & Holidays, WBB Primary, WBB For PCLs, WBB For Catechists, WBB Junior High, WBB Intermediate

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Encouraging Catholic Families to Share Scripture

Reading the Bible regularly presents wonderful opportunities to learn, share, pray and talk about our faith. If you are looking to encourage the children and families in your religious education program to explore and share Scripture together, review this roundup of resources to inform and inspire. Begin with these basic Bible facts and navigation skills.

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WBB Scripture, WBB For Families

Monday, May 22, 2017

How to Celebrate Pentecost with Catholics Kids

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 will be celebrated on Sunday, June 4. 

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WBB Early Childhood, WBB Feast Days & Holidays, WBB Primary, WBB Junior High, WBB Intermediate, WBB For Families

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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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WBB For Parish, WBB For PCLs, WBB For Catechists

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Feast Days in May– Catholic Saints to Celebrate with Children

Feast Days are a great opportunity to introduce students to Catholic saints. Teaching children about saints provides inspiring examples of discipleship and models for living out their faith. Use the activities below to celebrate Feast Days in May with students. Even if the celebration has passed, these worksheets can be used all month long!

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WBB Feast Days & Holidays, WBB Primary


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