The Holy Spirit and the Church
Edited by Virginia Halbur, MA
By Susan Stark
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The Holy Spirit is the creative breath of God that gives birth to and sustains the life and mission of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit and the Church Catechist's Guide contains 10 sessions to help young adolescents recognize that it is the power of the Holy Spirit that has united God's people in love and that continues to be a transforming presence in the Church and the world today.
The core activities form 60-minute sessions and have optional session extensions that make it easy to plan longer sessions. Seven of the sessions connect directly to The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers (Saint Mary's Press, 2009) and cover basic teachings about the Holy Spirit's activity in the Church. Two sessions connect the characteristics of Jesus' followers to the topics of peer pressure and finding Christian role models. The concluding session is an opportunity for participants to review and celebrate what they have learned. The guide also includes an optional project for creating a multimedia presentation to share with others in the community.
Copyright: Feb. 9, 2009
Size: 8.5 x 11
Length: 128 pages