20 Resources to Plan Group Prayer for Catholic Retreats

March 2022--This year, illness cancelled group meetings, interrupting my 13-year-old son’s confirmation preparation. So I designed a personal retreat to supplement the group meetings and deepen his experience of the sacrament of confirmation. Then I asked for feedback from parent and catechist reviewers in a variety of settings. We hope this retreat can be adapted... 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.

Celebrating Easter Vigil at Home?

Guest post by Marcia Mattern. Check out her blog "I wonder why." Enjoy the Liturgy of Light as a Family Please enjoy this page of directions. Make a model Paschal Candle! View more photos & instructions Each year in the first session after Easter, we make the Atrium a place extra special for the children.... Continue Reading →

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.

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 →

Palm Sunday Family Reflection

Reflect more deeply on the Palm Sunday readings: Who was there? What were they feeling about Jesus? Why might they feel that way?

How to Make Your Own Resurrection Eggs

Engage young children in the story of Easter with homemade Resurrection eggs. Free download included.

Friday in Cleveland: Make & Take Mustard Seed Books

Register today for our free workshop! Learn how to write your own book & teach fluency for beginning readers of any age.

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