Reflections on Witness: Learning to Tell the Stories of Grace that Illumine Our Lives by Leonard J. DeLorenzo

Catholic adolescents are no different than Catholic adults: Both groups of Catholics often find it difficult to tell their own personal stories of faiths. Leonard DeLorenzo has taught thousands of teens and young adults to think about and share…

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Helping Students Discover the Roots of Faith

Here are two activities you can do with your students to help them to critique their own faith history and better answer the question “Why do I believe in Jesus”?In ClassHelp students reflect on their most strongly held beliefs about…

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Reflections on Christian Patriotism

Ask students to say aloud words or phrases that come immediately to them when you say the word “patriotism.” List the words on the board.Distribute a handout with the following quotations and questions.  Read the first quotation…

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Catholic Schools Week 2017

The annual Catholic Schools Week, sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association, begins on Monday January 29 and runs until Saturday, Feburary 4. This year's theme is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and…

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A Discussion on the Sacrament of Penance

Here’s a short discussion activity you can lead prior to a fuller lesson on the Sacrament of Penance and, perhaps, participation by your students in the sacrament itself.

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All Saints’ Day Lesson

Here’s a refresher on the role of saints in the Church, in lieu of the coming of All Saints’ Day on November 1.

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Theology Teacher Resource: RelEdNewsletter

Mr. Charles Beech, a theology teacher at Christian Brothers High School in St. Louis, prepares RelEdNewsletter a monthly update of lessons, resources, and activities that are a very helpful supplement to a theology teacher's library. You can…

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Ideas for Curricular Supplements on the World Meeting of Families

The World Meeting of Families will occur from Tuesday, September 22 to Friday, September 25, while the Holy Father’s presence in Philadelphia will be Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27. It is important to recall that the World…

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Opening Week Lesson

This lesson—created by Sr. Kieran Sawyer, SSND—or an adaptation of it serves well for a first week introduction to your class

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A Lesson on Work

As your students ponder vocation choices, this lesson helps them realize that work is part of any life vocation.ObjectivesIn this lesson the students will:understand that work is part of any life vocation; all work comes from God and can…

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