Keeping Your Students Connected with the Faith

Encouragement to connect your students with local parish youth ministry programs.

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Remembering the Easter Stories

This is a small group activity in which students first share what they know about the Resurrection accounts and then correct details by looking up Gospel references.

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Have a “Praise Day” with Your Students

Check out an excellent supplementary book for a Marriage and Vocations course and an activity that you can apply to any religion class.

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St. Valentine’s Day Bingo

This is a fun icebreaker or short activity to break up the class period on St. Valentine's Day.

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First Day Discussion Starter

This discussion starter is perfect for the first day of a new semester.

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Overcoming the Obstacles of Sin

Use this exercise for personal examination of conscience or for class discussion.

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5 Stories with a Lesson

Here are five well-known stories with a lesson.

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Mini-Units on Contemporary Issues

Ave Maria Press offers free  5-day mini-units that fit within several different theology courses schedules. They are also perfect for a short catechetical lesson in a parish youth ministry setting.Four of the mini-units are particularly…

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Catholic Schools Week Assignment for High School Students

The annual Catholic Schools Week is scheduled for January 28 to February 3. How will you mark the occasion with your students?One idea would be for the students to write a short essay entitled “6 Benefits of a Catholic High School…

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Questions and Answers on Jesus’ Disciples

Here’s a short exercise your students might complete upon entering your classroom or at the end of a lesson. Have the students look up each passage and complete the following items related to Jesus’ disciples.Matthew 10:1–15.…

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