Prayer Objects, Prayerful Environment
After spending some time walking around a church or chapel and observing the ways that art is used to create a prayerful, sacred space, answer the following questions reflectively.
"Field of Dreams"
The movie Field of Dreams is a modern-day parable that teaches some powerful lessons and connects with the major concepts in chapter 1 of the textbook. Ray Kinsella hears voices that tell him to build a baseball field in the …
Finding God in My Life
As your textbook states, the Catholic belief about sacraments is that “God communicates through the people, places, actions, events, and experiences that shape a person’s life.” Consider the meaning of this statement in your own life by reflecting on the …
Spirituality Action Plan
It is important for us to take stock of where we are in life and put plans in place to achieve our goals. It is important to do that in our spiritual life as well. We are all spiritual people. …
Which Marriage Is More Promising?
Imagine that you know two engaged couples and that each couple has decided to write down the terms of their marriage agreement. The couples show you their “covenants,” which are offered below. As you read, consider the pluses and minuses …
Karma Marga: "The Path of Works"
For each of the following actions, write a selfish motivation and a selfless motivation. Responses have been supplied for the first action as examples.
The Wonders of God's Creation
For the next twenty-four hours, pay attention to experiences and details of your day. The following list suggests phenomena for you to observe, and you may think of other subjects for observation. Create an observation journal on a separate sheet …
Handout: Praise Petition and Promise
The Lord’s Prayer includes three forms of prayer: praise, petition, and promise. Identify the types of prayer expressed in each phrase of the Lord’s Prayer.
Handout: A Prayer Chart
Use these questions to help you identify situations when you used each prayer form, and record as many situations as you can recall.
Living in a Material World
A worksheet where students are asked to rank items on their necessity for living a happy life.
Handout: Morally Good or Morally Suspect
For each situation, determine whether the action is right, neutral, or wrong; whether the intent is good or not good; and whether the circumstances allow you to decide freely or keep you from deciding freely.
Called to Share the Mission of Jesus
Questions about how we can imitate Jesus’ example in the way we interact with others.
How Can I Say
A breakdown of how to pray the Lord’s Prayer.
Virtue al Reality
Different scenarios that could potentially result in moral dilemmas.
Living in a Material World
Consider the following list of things. Which of them is necessary for you to have in order to be happy? Place a check mark in front of each one you feel is necessary.
Promoting a Culture of Life
Place a check mark in the column that best describes the item.
Lord, This Is for You
Reflection on the First Commandment.
Morally Good or Morally Suspect
For each situation, determine whether the action itself is good, neutral, or bad; whether the intent is good; and whether the circumstances keep the person who is considering the action from acting freely.
A Living Sign of Hope
We believe that because we are transformed by faith in the Risen Jesus, his presence in the world becomes more visible through us. Read the following statements that are based on Jesus’ teachings, and then answer the questions that follow. …
How and Why Do People Suffer?
In the boxes below, give examples for each type of suffering, and respond to the questions that follow.
Faith: Some Important Connections
In silence, answer all but the last question by yourself. The last question will be answered in small groups.
Places in the Heart
A worksheet to go along with the video Places in the Heart.
A Restless Heart
Read through the following questions and discuss your answers with your small group.
Core Beliefs Practices and Attitudes of the Catholic Faith
Each statement below is a core belief of the Catholic faith. Choose a symbol (“I get it,” “I’m unsure,” or “I don’t get it”) that best reflects your understanding of each belief. Then briefly explain what you might know about …
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