This short handout compares and contrasts several key ideas and beliefs in Christianity and religion in the modern world.
This guided meditation communicates the Gospel message of simple living in a way that engages the imagination and inspires young people to actively simplify their lives. This activity is an excerpt from the book Justice and Service Ideas for Ministry …
This handout provides three situations where teenagers are not fully respecting themselves. Students read the situations and respond with suggestions that demonstrate more self-respect.
This video is a song based on a Scripture verse about loving one another.
The video talks about how we can change the world in a positive way.
This video is a dramatization that helps explain the meaning of the different parts of the Lord's Prayer.
This video is an example of the video you can create with the children for an additional activity.
This video is the song and lyrics to "Lovely Noise" and can be used with hand motions.
This video teaches the hand motions to the song "Lovely Noise."
This is a video of the song "Happy" and can be used as an engage activity for the lesson.
This song, illustrated in child-friendly animation, uses the story of the 5 loaves and 2 fishes to show that Jesus can work great things through us when we surrender our lives to him. Please note: YouTube comments, ads, and suggested videos do not always reflect the views and values of Saint Mary’s Press.
This video is an artistic interpretation of Jesus calming the sea.
This video is a catchy song based on Jesus, the Good Shepherd, that children can learn.
This video is an animated retelling of the Parable of the Prodigal Son.
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 …
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.
Make this simple prayer card for your family table. The prayer is especially appropriate as preparation for First Reconciliation.
These prayers are intended to help your family focus more deeply on the celebration of First Reconciliation that will take place soon. You and your child will pray for guidance as you continue to grow as disciples and continue your …
Students are challenged to write a speech as if they were a member of Pope Francis’ synod addressing the problem of cyberbullying.
Students order important events from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Students design a monastery based on the responsibilities and needs of the monks.
On this worksheet, students solve clues to list the names of important early Christians. These answers are then used to decode a secret message.
This handout guides students as they become familiar with searching for information in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
This handout provides questions for students to reflect on and answer as they read quotations from this Constitution.
This handout provides questions for students to research on the Internet about Renaissance Humanism.
This handout outlines a writing assignment in which students write a letter to an imaginary Roman friend who is enduring persecution in the Empire. Students must use Scripture passages to help them in the writing process.
Students look up and read several passages about grace. The worksheet asks students to identify the purpose of grace in each and summarize the ways grace is present in their own lives.
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