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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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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Two years ago, on September 1, 2015, Pope Francis established the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. On this day each year, people all over the world can thank God for the wonderful gifts of creation for which we are to care. People can ask God for the strength to care for creation, and also for forgiveness of any sins committed against creation. The annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation is a reminder that we are all called to be stewards of creation.

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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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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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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Teaching About the Liturgical Year

For Catholics, the Church year is the Liturgical Year, a sequence of seasons and feasts that are celebrated in the liturgy—the official public prayer of the Church—during a year’s time. In each liturgical year, we celebrate the entire life of Jesus Christ from his Incarnation to his Resurrection, Ascension, and sending of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Our Faith and Earth Sustainability Support Article

Earth Day 2016 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 billion people. The goal of Earth Day is to focus energy on environmental issues including clean energy, global warming, and worldwide recycling efforts.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Earth Day for Catholic Kids: God’s Gifts Together Activity

Our call to care for God’s creation is unceasing, and we as disciples are especially reminded of this call in Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si. Earth Day will be celebrated this month on April 22 and is another opportunity to discuss with children our responsibility to care for God’s creation. Using resources responsibly and helping to care for the planet is the responsibility of all disciples, regardless of our age. Even the youngest disciples can help to be stewards of creation. One of the ways to encourage this stewardship is by teaching young disciples about creation in order to develop wonder, awe, and gratitude for God’s gifts.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Caring for Creation; 5 Printable Resources to Use with Children

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 we are stewards of creation our actions show the Creator we respect all life and have concern for all people. Catechists and DREs have a unique opportunity to encourage students to love and learn to care for God's creation. Use these free printable resources to educate children about environmental issues and guide them to become stewards of creation.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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 youth concrete and relevant for the students in your religious education program? Meet the challenge of teaching the Ten Commandments to youth with a bundle of resources to help catechists of students from preschool to high school.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Caring for God’s Creation eBook

As Catholics, we are called to be stewards of God’s creation. How can you educate children about environmental issues and guide them to become children who care for creation? Download an eBook with fun suggestions to care for God’s creation at home or in the classroom. 

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