Video

Sacraments 101: Eucharist (how we receive)

This video demonstrates the "dos" and "don'ts" of receiving Communion.

Video

Children Pray the Lord's Prayer

This video is an example of the video you can create with the children for an additional activity.

Document

A Special Passover Meal with Jesus

The instructions for the skit in which children reenact the Last Supper, acting as Jesus, the Apostles, and narrators.

Document

An Exodus Celebration of God's Power and Love

A joyful activity for elementary children to learn about and reenact the Israelites’ escape from Egypt and their songs of praise to God.

Document

Family Prayer before First Eucharist

These prayers will help your family focus more deeply on the celebration of First Eucharist that will take place soon. Through these prayers, you, your child, and your family will ask for guidance as you continue to grow as disciples ...

Document

Friendship and Forgiveness Prayer Space

An activity, including a discussion and a craft, on forgiving friends and family members, based on The Catholic Children’s Bible featured story “Jesus Teaches Us to Forgive”, Matthew 18:21–35.

Document

Treasures of Our Faith Bingo Card

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

Video

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The video "Gifts of the Holy Spirit," by Saint Mary’s Press, available on YouTube (0:51), offers a short, meditative reading on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and would make a good opening prayer for day 4.

Video

The Bible PREVIEW—Baptism of Jesus

The video "The Bible PREVIEW—Baptism of Jesus," available on YouTube (1:52), loosely portrays Mark 1:1–8 and would be a good alternative presentation of this segment of the Gospel. It is appropriate for use on day 1.

Document

My Vocation

This handout helps students identify their talents, gifts, and personality and how these fit into God’s vocation for their lives.

Document

Where East Meets West

This worksheet guides students to make connections between Confirmation in the Eastern and Western Churches.

Document

Waters of Salvation

On this worksheet, students identify the Scripture passages associated with the various parts of the Blessing of the Water used at the Easter Vigil.

Document

A Sacred Family Meal

This worksheet guides students to make connections between the Mass and a special meal or tradition in their family.

Document

Saying Yes

This handout guides students to examine several Scripture passages exemplifying what it means to say “yes” to God’s call.

Document

Eucharistic Prayer Cards

This handout provides each element of the Eucharistic Prayer on a separate card for students to arrange in order.

Document

The Word God Speaks

This worksheet helps students to explore the meaning of “the Word” in John’s Gospel and throughout Scripture.

Document

Stories That Speak to Us

This handout guides students to recognize the importance of stories, both in our families and our faith.

Document

Putting the Pieces Together

This puzzles helps students to identify and order the parts of the Liturgy of the Word.

Document

Liturgical Roles

This handout asks students to identify the role of the various liturgical ministers at Mass.

Document

Exodus and the Eucharist

This worksheet guides students to read numerous passages from the Old and New Testaments as they draw connections between the Passover and the Eucharist.

Document

Important Moments

This handout asks students to think about and reflect on moments in their life that have been significant.

Document

My Morning and Evening Prayers

This handout asks students to think about the Liturgy of the Hours before they answer questions about and create their own morning and evening prayers.

Document

Symbol Search

This handout challenges students to find symbols in their classroom or school and identify the deeper meaning of each.

Document

Unlocking the Codes

This handout provides several short activities for students to complete as they learn about the symbolism of the Book of Revelation.