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Catechism Scavenger Hunt

August 22, 2012

One of the main goals of the Catholic Year of Faith is to promote awareness and study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on its twentieth anniversary of publication. Reading and using the Catechism can be a challenge even for adults. Use this Catechism scavenger hunt as a class activity to help familiarize your high school students with the layout and format of the text.

Prayer for Seniors in High School

June 04, 2012

Share the following prayer service from Marriage and Holy Orders: Your Call to Love and Serve with your students. It is especially appropriate for juniors preparing to be seniors and seniors at the time of graduation.

Activities to Help Students Prepare for Lent

February 01, 2012

The season of Lent always come so fast! Before we can really get the Christmas season out of our minds, it's time to begin our Lenten fasts.

We're probably all a little guilty of waiting to the last minute to declare our Lenten commitments for the year. Prepare your students for Ash Wednesday by getting them to think about their Lenten commitments ahead of time.

Stations of the Cross PowerPoint Prayer Reflection

April 15, 2011

PowerPoint can be a powerful tool for creating prayer reflections. Below you will find a sample Stations of the Cross PowerPoint prayer reflection and template that you can use to create your own Stations of the Cross PowerPoint. This could be something you create as a teacher or something you have your students use to create their own prayer services.

Examination of Conscience for Teens

February 15, 2011

Preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation is essential at the high school level. It is an excellent opportunity to catechize young people through an examination of conscience for teens.

3 New Classroom Icebreakers

January 07, 2011

Three New Classroom Icebreakers. Icebreaker for Lesson on Discipleship, Icebreaker for Lesson on the Trinity, Icebreaker for Lesson on Communion of Saints

Advent Prayers for Teens

November 29, 2010

Here are some prayer suggestions you might consider using with your teens during the Advent season.

Old Testament Timeline Activities

October 28, 2010

There are many events in the Old Testament for students to keep track of in a course on Scripture. Consider using the following activity suggestions for creating timelines and the websites that might provide helpful information.

Teaching the Rosary to High School Students

October 07, 2010

As the Month of the Rosary, October is an excellent month to catechize teenagers with the Rosary.

Small Group Game: The Body of Christ

July 15, 2010

This twenty-minute game is a fun icebreaker for Confirmation classes or youth groups helping teens to make a connection with the Body of Christ and the variety of gifts that make up the Church.

Catholic Saints Research Projects

July 07, 2010

One of the most popular projects assigned in religious education programs is a research project on the saints. Consider the following resources to provide students with their research.

Why Do They Call it Good Friday?

March 19, 2008

This day that is outwardly dark and dismal actually commemorates Christ's greatest gift to us.

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