What Is Lent?

We cannot celebrate Easter fully if we have not taken the time to prepare for the celebration. We cannot be restored if we have not taken the time to identify the ways in which we are broken. By the second century Christians were preparing for the…

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Supporting National Marriage Week

February 1 to 14 is National Marriage Week.Share with your students three graces of married life and what they think each grace means. (See pages 122-123 of Your Christian Vocation for more information.):Married couples are given the grace to…

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What Does It Mean to be a Black Catholic?

At the beginning of Black History Month in the United States, spend some time focusing on the experience of black Catholics in the United States. Use information on African American Catholics provided by the United States Catholic Bishops to present…

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Kobe Bryant and the Importance of Going to Mass

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant (1978—2019) and eight other people, including his thirteen-year-old daughter Gianna, were killed on Sunday, January 26, in a helicopter crash in Southern California. They were on their way to a youth basketball…

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Personal Pro-Life Actions

In support of this year’s March for Life, have the students explore the website and look for ways they can participate in this effort throughout the year from wherever they are.Also, have the students consider some of these pro-life actions…

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New Vocations Text from Ave Maria Press

Just released this week, Your Christian Vocation is a new textbook from Ave Maria Press that supports a high-school course on all Christian vocations and states of life, including marriage, holy orders, consecrated life, and committed single…

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Prayer for the Second Semester

Welcome back to school! Consider using this prayer (from the Diocese of Orange) as a prayer to recite each day or once a week in class. We pray that we will come to know and love Jesus Christ in a personal way. We pray that we will…

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New Text: Your Christian Vocation! New Chapter Assignments!

Chapter Assignments in the Encountering Jesus series are a popular feature! Students are given the choice of three assignments at the beginning of the study of a chapter with the expectation they will be able to complete the assignment within eight…

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Marian Assignments

In celebration of two December Marian feasts (the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe), listed below are seven assignment ideas. 1.  Create a visual presentation on how the Blessed Mother has been portrayed in art through the…

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Traditional Prayer Forms in Scripture

Directions: There are six traditional forms of prayer that can be prayed spontaneously or formally. Each type of prayer has examples in Scripture. Review the definition of each prayer form. Then use the information to see you can identify the prayer…

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