October Matching Donation Challenge: Refugee Response

Inspired to compassion by a world in conflict, we can turn to scripture to consider how the Holy Family would respond in similar circumstances. Mustard Seed Training's free monthly download is the Flight into Egypt. Artwork is by Joan Bratt, and activity by Meagen Farrell. The document includes: Scripture Reflection ActivitySupplies Refugees May NeedColoring PageBlack... Continue Reading →

Painting Jesus: A Reflection for Artists and Catechists

In an increasingly diverse American church, how should we use images of Jesus for teaching children? One artisan reflects on her own experience & methods.

Pandemic Preparation for First Holy Communion… at Home!

Adapting to change, celebrating the sacrament of initiation, and keeping our eyes on the eternal Light of Christ

Family Bible Study: Week 5

Is your heart ready to receive the Supper of the Lamb? This is the last of a 5-week BIble study for families to prepare at home.

Family Bible Study: Week 4

How do we respond to being invited to the Supper of the Lamb? One Roman Centurion gives us a beautiful prayer.

Family Bible Study: Week 3

As we prepare for 1st Communion, let's remember the forgiving love that the father has for us.

Family Bible Study: Week 2

How can families prepare for First Communion at home? Part 2 of 5 in a sample Bible study for this special time.

Will Opening Businesses Sooner Save Lives?

Many people are justifiably concerned about the impact of COVID-19, not only on health but on the economy: Some people suggest that suicide rates will increase if we do not put people back to work immediately. They claim that more children in the U.S. will experience neglect and starvation. They demand we act today to... Continue Reading →

Family Bible Study: Week 1

Trying something new: supporting family Bible study at home. Jesus is as close to us as a vine and its branches!

The Parable of the New Blade

What is the kingdom of God like, and to what can we compare it? The kingdom of God is like two woodworkers who both had table saws. They learned how to use the table saw accurately, kept them aligned, and always wore their PPE (personal protective equipment). One day, one of the woodworkers noticed more... Continue Reading →

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