An Extra Catholic Quiz
Here's a Catholic quiz courtesy of the National Catholic Register. With 32 total questions, you might wish to divide the questions into groups of four or eight and use them to as seat work, extra credit, or as a class icebreaker. The answers to…
Scripture Spiral: After Easter Exercise
Here’s an activity for your students when they return to school after Easter.
New Testament Connection: Passover and Eucharist
The Jewish Pasch (Passover) is celebrated this year from April 22-30. You may wish to share this information on the Passover as it compares with the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist. The material is taken from The Old Testament: Our Call to Faith…
Easter Story Retelling
Your students have heard the details of some of the key incidents that are included in the Easter Gospel stories. Have them work in small groups and try to recreate the details of the key incidents of these accounts.
Guided Meditation: The Prayer in the Garden
We struggle to remain “awake” and alert at the time of Jesus’ agony. In that agony we discover our ability, because of God’s gift, to minister to the disciples and to Jesus. We then become empowered to minister to others in…
Witness of Christian Martrys
As Holy Week approaches for 2015, the Passion of Christ is more present in our midst than ever. Around the world, Christians have been martyred in recent months, weeks, and days. Share several articles that detail news coverage of the events,…
Prayer Reflection: The Seven Last Words of Christ
Seven Gospel passages of Jesus' words on the Cross are known as the "seven last words of Christ." You may wish to use these passages for prayer and reflection during Holy Week. Have the students write both the passage and a response to…
Recalling the Events of Jesus’ Passion
This exercise for students will help encourage discussion and rememberance surrounding the Passion events of Christ's death.
The Institution of the Eucharist
Read the words of the institution of the Eucharist from Luke 22:14-20. Take some time to explain more about some of the key words in the passage.
Five Opportunities for Evangelization During Lent
During the season of Lent, Catholics visibly practice their faith in unique ways that can catch the attention of non-Catholics. These practices then become opportunities for evangelization. Students should be ready to explain why they do what they…