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Sharing the Good News

This activity helps students prepare to share the Good News of Jesus with different individuals or groups, and then act out how they would do so, given the individual's or group's particular needs and characteristics.

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Guided Meditation before the Blessed Sacrament

An outline and script for a guided meditation before the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle.

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Treasures of Our Faith Bingo Card

A fun activity to help children recall important facts of our Catholic faith.

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Which Way Shall We Go?

This handout provides a chart for students to list activities that are best to do on Sunday and those that should be saved for other days of the week.

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Crystalina’s Testimony (Part 1)—Love or Lust?

The Crystalina Evert video "Crystalina’s Testimony (Part 1)—Love or Lust?" available on YouTube (12:20), is best used on day 2 or day 3.

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The Cardinal Virtues, Part 1: Prudence

This video by The Christophers is available on YouTube (2:29). It features a priest outlining the meaning of prudence. It may be more helpful for teacher background than classroom instruction, in preparation for day 4.

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Part of a Holy Church

A personal story about realizing more about the Catholic faith.

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Handout: Scripture and Tradition

Connections between Scripture passages and Catholic Traditions.

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Handout: Being Catholic

Being Catholic: Beliefs, Practices, and Attitudes.

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Exploring Religious Orders and Congregations

A research assignment worksheet done in pairs to find important information about different religious orders.

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Inspirations and Charisms Worksheet

A partially independent and partially group completed worksheet for students to fill out about the inspirations and charisms of a particular religious congregation or order.

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Vocabulary for Unit 7

A vocabulary list for unit 7 defining terms associated with consecrated life.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 7

Final performance task options for unit 7 that assess the students’ knowledge of consecrated life. The options include writing a biographical essay about a woman or a man who chose the consecrated life, or giving an oral presentation on a ...

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What Do Sisters Do?

An article that discusses the roles and responsibilities of religious sisters.

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Private Revelation

A reading taken from the Vatican document "The Message of Fatima", published by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The author is Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict XVI.

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Biography of the Holy Father Francis

The first Pope of the Americas Jorge Mario Bergoglio hails from Argentina. The 76-year-old Jesuit Archbishop of Buenos Aires is a prominent figure throughout the continent, yet remains a simple pastor who is deeply loved by his diocese, throughout which ...

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Who Is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ordinary for Eastern-rite faithful in Argentina who lack an Ordinary of their own rite, was born on 17 December 1936 in Buenos Aires. He studied as and holds a degree ...

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Who? What? When? Where? How? in the Local Diocese

An activity where students are asked to locate information about their local diocese.

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Terms Related to the Church

A worksheet where students are asked to define several vocabulary terms related to the Church and write a short essay on which term means the most to them.

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Aquinas' Five Proofs for the Existence of God

A listing of Saint Thomas Aquinas’ five proofs for the existence of God.

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Revelation: A New Testament Apocalypse

An article on the Book of Revelation.

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Christian Persecutions in the Roman Empire

An article on the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire.

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Pauline and Deutero-Pauline Letters

An article on the Pauline and Deutero-Pauline letters.

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Paul's Cultural Context

A reading on Paul’s cultural context.