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Has It Ever Happened to You?

This is a set of interview questions to find out about an adult’s experience of being cheated or wronged.

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Samson Strong

This is a score card to keep track of physical activities based on Samson from the Old Testament.

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Interview Chart for Religious Beliefs

This chart allows students to see the comparison between the beliefs of five major religions and those of the Catholic Church.

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Sacred Scripture and the Rules of the Saints

This activity has students work individually and in small groups to read and reflect on the rules of St. Augustine, St. Benedict, and St. Francis.

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Jesus' Healing Presence

A worksheet that asks students to locate and answer questions about a healing story from each of the Gospels.

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Pentecost and the Early Church

The coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost was a central event in the life of the early Church. After reading or reviewing chapter 20 of The Catholic Connections Handbook, complete the crossword.

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The Holy Spirit

Read or review chapter 17 of The Catholic Connections Handbook, then find the answers to the following clues. Use the letters in the box below to spell out each answer in the spaces below the clue. Cross out each letter ...

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The Resurrection of Jesus

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is God’s greatest miracle. The crossword below is based on the information about Christ’s Resurrection in chapter 16 of The Catholic Connections Handbook. After reading the chapter, complete the crossword.

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Jesus Heals

Jesus healed people both physically and spiritually. He calls us to bring God’s healing love into the world just as he did. After reading or reviewing chapter 14 of The Catholic Connections Handbook, complete the crossword.

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The Birth of Jesus

The Son of God took on human nature to be like us. His humble birth helps us to understand his love for all people. Using the clues below, find the word that completes each statement, and fill in the blanks ...

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The Bible: The Gospels

Below is a summary of chapter 19 of The Catholic Connections Handbook. However, the summary is jumbled; some of the words are in the wrong places. Make the summary understandable by rearranging the words in bold capitals and putting them ...

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Faith: Responding to God

After reading chapter 9 of The Catholic Connections Handbook, fill in the white spaces in each puzzle below to complete a phrase about Christian faith. The letters are lined up in columns under the boxes in which they go, but ...

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Revelation, Sacred Scripture, and Tradition

Using the information in chapter 1 of The Catholic Connections Handbook, find the word or words described in the clues below. Fill in the blank spaces below each clue. Then, use the letters from the numbered spaces to fill in ...

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Life Issues B Activity: Gospel Messages about Money

Develop a skit based on one of the passages above using one of the following dramatic genres.

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Chapter 47 Activity: Spirit Telecom: The Universal Wireless Prayer Network

The following Scripture passages feature stories of God calling and people responding. Locate and read at least two passages and jot down a few notes about what happens in each passage.

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Chapter 40 Activity: First Three Commandments Crossword

Complete the following crossword puzzle to review what you have learned.

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Chapter 28 Activity: Super Sleuth Detective Agency

Matching Scripture passages with the Sacraments they are associated with.

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Chapter 24 Activity: Choosing Heaven Scenarios

How to respond in various life issues situations.

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Chapter 20 Activity: Come, Holy Spirit

Read the Acts of the Apostles 2:1–4 in your Bible. In the space below, create an illustration to represent one or more of the events at Pentecost.

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Chapter 19 Activity: Sharing the Good News

Choose one of the following Scripture stories and read it in your Bible. In the space below, design a “Web page” containing a short news story about the event you read about. Be sure your Web page includes artwork about ...

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Chapter 16 Activity: Symbols of the Resurrection

One of the symbols the Church uses to represent Christ’s Resurrection is the lily. This beautiful white flower comes to life in the spring, reborn from a lifeless bulb. It resembles a trumpet, an instrument used to announce important news, ...

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Chapter 14 Activity: Jesus Heals

Match column A with column B to complete the sentences about Jesus’ healing ministry.

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Chapter 13 Activity: Picturing the Kingdom of God

In Sacred Scripture, Jesus teaches about the Kingdom of God. Although the Kingdom of God will reach its fullness in Heaven, we can strive to build it on earth. On the lines below, describe what you imagine the Kingdom of ...

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Chapter 12 Activity: Who Am I?

Recall times when you received unexpected good news, either of an everyday nature—such as getting a better grade than you expected on a test—or on a far bigger, perhaps life-changing, scale. Describe an example of each of these types of ...