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Jesus’ Vision for His Followers

This activity asks students to illustrate the organization of the Church by filling in the title of the group or role described in each box.

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What Biblical Images Reveal about God’s Relationship with His People

Students will examine seven different images of God’s people used in the Bible, and describe what each image reveals about God’s relationship with his people.

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Chapter J: Major Events in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Students order important events from the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Chapter I: Tough Questions

The worksheet poses several questions that ask students to reflect on how they would have stood up for their faith during the French and American Revolution.

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Chapter E: Early Christians Plant the Seeds

On this worksheet, students solve clues to list the names of important early Christians. These answers are then used to decode a secret message.

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Exercise Your Catechism

This handout guides students as they become familiar with searching for information in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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Joy and Hope for the Modern World

This handout provides questions for students to reflect on and answer as they read quotations from this Constitution.

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Renaissance Humanism

This handout provides questions for students to research on the Internet about Renaissance Humanism.

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The Seven Petitions

On this handout, students match the meaning to each line of the Lord’s Prayer.

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A Prayer Puzzle

On this handout, students must use clues to unscramble words related to prayer.

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Spirit Telecom: The Universal Wireless Prayer Network

This handout guides students as they locate and read various Scripture passages focusing on the many way God calls us to prayer.

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Mercenary, Slave, or Disciple

Students identify their motivation for doing good deeds before reflecting on the role of grace in their lives.

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Grace upon Grace

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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The Spirit in Multiple Acts

Students look up and read several passages that the Holy Spirit. The worksheet asks students to summarize each passage and describe the role of the Holy Spirit in spreading the Good News.

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Okay, Gang, Listen Up!

Students look up and read several passages that highlight Jesus’ instructions to his disciples. This worksheet then challenges students to reflect on how well the Church is following the instructions today.

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Jesus’ Healings’ Common Points

Students look up and read several miracle stories from the New Testament before identifying common points between them.

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Although You Have Heard

Students rewrite classroom rules modeling their responses after Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

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A Little Help Here!

After reading several real-life examples of conflict, students provide suggestions to mediate each situation.

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Biblical Evidence for Jesus’ Divinity

Students look up, read, and examine Scripture passages that provide evidence that Jesus is God.

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Influential Women

Students look up, read, and answer questions about Scripture passages that note influential women in the New Testament.

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What about You?

After reading Mark 8:27-29, students must answer several questions about who Jesus is to today’s world and people.

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I’m in This Story?

Students must look up several Scripture passages that give insight into the disciples of Jesus. This worksheet poses questions that help make Jesus’ mission relatable to students.

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Do You Believe?

For this worksheet, students look up Scripture passages that examine the words and beliefs of Jesus in each story.

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She Is Your Mother

As students complete this worksheet, they will explore what it means when we say that Mary is the Mother of God and the Mother of the Church.

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Priest, Prophet, and King

Students find examples in the Bible of the priestly, prophetic, and kingly work of Christ before applying it to their own lives.

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On Your Marks

This worksheet guides group members to work together as they identify the importance of the church being “One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic”.

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Cana Connections

Students match symbols from Jesus’ first miracle the wedding feast in Cana with their meaning and significance.

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The Lost Son

On this worksheet, students retell the story of the Prodigal Son using texting and social media messages.

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Gospel Comparisons

On this worksheet, students read all four Gospel accounts of the resurrection before identifying similarities and differences between them.

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My Vocation

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

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Where East Meets West

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

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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.

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A Sacred Family Meal

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

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Saying Yes

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

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The Word God Speaks

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

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Stories That Speak to Us

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

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My Birthday Readings

Students identify the liturgical season in which their birthday falls. This worksheet then guides them to identify and summarize the readings for that day.

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Liturgical Roles

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

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Important Moments

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

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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.

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Symbol Search

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

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Unlocking the Codes

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

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By Faith

This worksheet guides students to read numerous passages from the Bible regarding despair, faith, and hope. Students are then asked to draw connections between the passages and heroes.

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Passover Parallels

This partner worksheet helps students draw connections between Old Testament passage about the Passover and New Testament passages about the Mass.

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God Loves a Cheerful Giver

This worksheet guides students to read and answer questions about a specific Hebrew festival from the book of Leviticus.

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The Two Feet of Service and Justice

This chart provides students space to create examples of acts of charity and social justice for several real-life situations.

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Married Couple Interview

This handout provides the outline for an interview of a married couple.

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The Roles of Men and Women on TV: True to Life or Not?

This handout provides questions for students to answer as they observe the roles of men and women on TV.

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Fair Trade

This worksheet provides questions for students to answer as they research and learn about the Fair Trade Movement.

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Extra! Extra!

Students read two “news articles” and evaluate the morality of each by answering a series of questions.

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Samson Smart

This is a set of riddles to challenge students as they learn about Samson in the Old Testament.

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Ways to Respect Life

This worksheet challenges students to think about how they can value the dignity of life on a day-to-day basis.

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Justice in the World

This worksheet challenges students to think about how the teachings about Justice from the Bishops of the World apply to their daily lives.

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Teachings from the Catechism

This worksheet challenges students to think about how the teachings from the Catechism on the fourth commandment apply to their daily lives.

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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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The Transfiguration of Jesus

This worksheet helps students to read Scripture passages, answer questions about, and understand the importance of the Transfiguration of Jesus.

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The Bible’s Practical Moral Advice

This worksheet guides students as they look up Scripture passages that give moral advice.

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Exodus, Chapters 19–20

This handout provides a note-taking guide while reading chapters 19-20 from Exodus.

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The Ideal King

This handout asks students to reflect on characteristics of an Ideal King.

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The Ten Commandments

This handout asks students to keep a running record of how they observe the Ten Commandments in their actions throughout a week.

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Mary’s Little Lamb

This worksheet helps students to reflect on the numerous images of the lamb found in Scripture.

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Altar of Sacrifice

This handout features an image of an altar.

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Supernatural Beliefs: What’s Right?

This worksheet guides students to identify and research Church teachings on supernatural beings.

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Baptism of Jesus Study Guide

This study guide helps students reflect on the story of Jesus’ Baptism.

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The Stages of Salvation History

This chart allows students to organize information about the stages of salvation history.

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Introduction to the Old Testament

This worksheet guides students to explore and become familiar with the sections of the Old Testament.

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The Prophets

This small-group activity provides questions for students to answer about the different prophetic books of the bible.

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Learning about Learning

This is a self-evaluation to help students reflect on their learning during Unit 1.

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Responding to God’s Invitation: Exemplary Models

This project asks students to research an exemplary model of what it means to be the best person that God created each of us to be.

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Unit 1 Preassessment: Knowing God

This preassessment poses questions about how students have come to know God.

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New Testament References to Eternal Life

This handout lists Scripture passages to be read by students that reference eternal life and how Jesus makes it possible for us to attain it.

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Catholic Social Teaching and the Common Good

This worksheet helps students to take notes as they read articles and make connections to the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

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To Be a Disciple

This handout asks students to complete a chart by listing examples of discipleship at the time of Jesus and today.

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Scripture and Prayer

On this worksheet partners choose three scripture passages from both the Old and New Testaments. They then note how what each passage teaches about prayer and our relationship with God.

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Reflection on the Greatest Commandments and the Judgment of the Nations

This handout challenges students to reflect on the application of the greatest commandment in their own lives.

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The Movie Tells a Story

This worksheet provides questions for students to reflect on and answer while watching a movie.

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Fully Human

This handout poses questions and gives statements that challenge to think about what it means to be fully human and how Jesus exemplified that in his life.

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What It Means to Be Human

This handout helps students list characteristics that come from society and from Jesus’ teachings that describe what it means to be human.

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Called to Service

This handout asks students to list examples of people in their lives that are serving the community in the various Christian vocations.

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Jesus and the Church

After reading several articles, students complete this chart by filling in key points about Jesus and the Church.

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Getting to Know Mary

Students look up various Bible passages to create an understanding of who Mary was.

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Discovering God in Creation

Students think of examples when they have experienced or discovered God in creation.

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From the Apostles to Us

Students create a storyboard to show how God is revealed in Sacred Tradition.

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Unit 2 Preassessment

This preassessment helps students identify what they know and want to know about concepts from Unit 2.

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Learning about Learning

This handout asks a series of questions to help students reflect on and evaluate the learning in a particular unit.

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My Key Relationships

This handout provides a chart for students to list key relationships that are from their church, community, family, and friends.

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The Development of Catholic Trinitarian Theology

This worksheet has students fill in blanks from Chapter 2, Section 6-8, focusing on the faith changes during the early Church centered on the Trinity.

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The Ninety-Nine Names of God

This handout lists the ninety-nine Islamic names for God and poses several questions regarding the list.

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"In the Beginning Was the Word"

After presenting John 1:1-18 from the Christian Bible, this handout challenges to students to identify key parts that describe the doctrine of the incarnation.

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Images of Jesus

This handout provides many different images and descriptions of Jesus for students to examine and relate to.

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Greek and Roman Gods Today

This handout challenges students to identify the associations they have with Greek and Roman gods.

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Koans: Food for Intuition

This worksheet presents Zen koans to be interpreted or explained.

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The Riddler

This worksheet presents 12 riddles to be solved individually or in a small group

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Who Is the Sage?

This worksheet provides the opportunity to choose life situations that exemplify practices of the Taoist sage.

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Kuan-Yin

A guided reflection of the Buddhist image of Kuan-Yin

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Right Speech

This handout provides a reflection on students’ use of words and speech. Students identify ways to improve their use of words to speak truth and kind things.

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Karma Marga: "The Path of Works"

An individual worksheet that examines the intentions and motivations behind one’s actions.

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The Master and the Untouchable

An individual worksheet the caste system in India.

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The Fruits of Action

An individual worksheet that challenges students to apply teachings from the Bhagavad-Gita to real-life situations.

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The Titles for Jesus

This worksheet presents a list of names for Jesus taken from Scripture. Students examine the meaning and purpose for each title.

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The Disciples' Dilemma

This handout challenges students to decide how they would have reacted as a disciple after Jesus’ trial, death, and resurrection

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Paraphrasing the Sermon on the Mount: Hearing and Acting on the Word of God

This handout allows students to complete statements from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

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Paraphrasing the Sermon on the Mount: Not Judging Others

This handout allows students to complete statements from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

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Paraphrasing the Sermon on the Mount: How to Pray

This handout allows students to complete statements from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

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Paraphrasing the Sermon on the Mount: Not Being A Hypocrite

This handout allows students to complete statements from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

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Paraphrasing the Sermon on the Mount: Loving Your Enemy

This handout allows students to complete statements from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

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Paraphrasing the Sermon on the Mount: Being Salt and Light

This handout allows students to complete statements from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

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Paraphrasing the Sermon on the Mount: The Beatitudes

This handout allows students to fill in the blanks as they examine the Beatitudes

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Who Is Your God?

A reflective worksheet where students identify meaningful definitions of God

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Jesus' Priorities

An individual worksheet where students rank the priority Jesus placed on certain values in his ministry

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To Know Another

An individual worksheet where students rank the importance of discovering specific types of information about another person

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Faith Shield

An individual activity that asks students about their faith and their relationship with God.

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Parish Council Committee Assignments

This handout assigns students to a made-up Parish Council Committee. Students must then brainstorm ideas and activities to help engage young people in the life of the parish.

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The Resurrected Jesus

Students answer questions about the story of Jesus' Resurrection from one of the four Gospels.

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The Miracles of Jesus

Students review many familiar miracles performed by Jesus in the gospels before choosing a favorite.

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The Good News Proclaimed to Me!

This handout asks students to reflect and write about the ways that Jesus' healing is needed in their lives.

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Jesus Had Feelings Too

Students read passages from the Gospels to explore the numerous emotions that Jesus experienced during his time on Earth.

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Who Is Your God?

This handout presents a list of different definitions and identities for God. Students are asked to choose ones that resonate with them.

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Our Culture, Our Selves

This handout asks students to rank a list of items in life and society according to their importance.

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Communication in My Family

This handout helps students to explore the communication and relationship they have with their parents by asking a series of reflective questions for students to answer.

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Telling Our Body's Story

This handout helps teens reflect on their body image and the influences on their attitudes towards their bodies.

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Relationships in Marriage

This handout presents numerous questions about healthy, life-long marriages for students to think about and answer.

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Cases to Examine: Changing Roles

This handout presents several real-life family situations about which students must evaluate and make a decision.

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Cases to Examine: Parenting Dilemmas

This handout provides several examples of parenting dilemmas. Students are to read the situations, choose a course of action, and explain their thoughts.

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Scoring "My Responses to Conflict"

This handout provides the scoring that should be used to interpret the accompanying Handout 9-D.

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My Responses to Conflict

For this worksheet, students choose which behaviors match how they typically respond to conflict in relationships.

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When To Keep Things Confidential

After reading several pieces of information that might be shared by a friend, students decide which should be kept confidential and which might be shared with others.

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Whom Will You Tell?

Students identify with whom in their life they would share a list of personal pieces of information.

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Listening Traps

Students reflect on and answer a series of questions about their listening skills.

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Interpersonal Style

Students reflect on and answer a series of questions about their interpersonal style and relationships with others.

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Cases to Examine: Where Is Love?

Students read and respond to several stories about what it means to love yourself and others.

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Please Help

This is a writing prompt to help students reflect on what it is like to be a virgin in society today.

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Questionnaire on Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS

This handout provides a list of True/False statements about sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS.

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Role-play: "I'm Pregnant"

This handout provides two role-play situations in which a couple has discovered they are pregnant.

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Opinionnaire on Gender Roles (Part 2)

Students share their opinions in response to a series of statements about gender roles in society.

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Opinionnaire on Gender Roles (Part 1)

Students share their opinions in response to a series of statements about gender roles in society.

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Word Association

Students identify the different associations with and meanings of sexuality as portrayed in the media, by peers, and from adults.

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Attitudes About Sexuality

This handout presents a series of statements about sexuality. Students are to indicate their level of agreement or disagreement with each.

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Measuring Fixed Costs

On this handout students calculate the fixed expenses of an independent adult on a monthly and yearly basis.

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How Much Did You Pay for That?

Students estimate the cost of a list of items needed to live independently. This exercise is meant to help students understand the amount of money needed to survive.

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Work Values

On this handout students explore the qualities they look for or want in a job and brainstorm possible jobs that fit those qualities.

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Ranking the Prestige of Occupations

Students rank a list of careers based on their importance and prestige in society.

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Perceptions of Leisureliness

This handout provides a list of statements designed to help students evaluate the leisureliness of a specific person.

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Support for Leisure Activities

This handout asks students to decide which types of leisure activities their peers encourage them to participate in.

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Checking Your Leisure Benefits

Students categorize their favorite leisure activities based on the primary benefit they receive from each.

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Cases to Examine: Leisure or Work?

This handout presents two real-life scenarios for which students must read and answer questions.

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Leisure Satisfaction

Students list leisure activities in which they participate before rating the frequency and satisfaction for each.

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Circles of Learning

This handout provides a diagram for students to fill in as they reflect on the impact of friendship and relationships.

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Goals of Formal Education

Students rank eight possible goals of formal education based on their importance or relevance.

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Cases to Examine: Levels of Independence

Students read several scenarios and rank the level of independence demonstrated.

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Personality Perceptions of __________

Students choose adjectives from a list to describe a specific person.

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About Myself

This handout provides a series of questions for students to answer about themselves.

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How Do I Know That I Am Fully Alive?

This handout asks students to rank statements according to their beliefs about what it means to be fully alive.

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Cases to Examine: Dealing with Conflict

This handout provides three situations for students to read and evaluate. Students must give a suggestion for how to respond to the conflict in each scenario based on the strategies in the book.

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Cases to Examine: Self-respect

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.

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TV Truth: Keeping a Record

This handout provides a chart to help students keep track of the types of truths and lies portrayed on TV.

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An Inventory on Money Matters

This handout provides a chart to help students keep track of their expenditures during one week

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Cases to Examine: What Are We Afraid Of?

Students read several real-life scenarios and explore the many fears, anxieties, and pressures that influence decisions.

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Where Am I Called?

Answer the following questions about your calling.

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What is the State of Justice?

Evaluate the degree to which the seven themes of Catholic social teaching are present in a given situation. Use the scale below each theme to rank the extent to which it is present or absent, and write N/A (not applicable) …

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Justice Resources

Brief description of organization/agency/group and the nature of its work: How does it build relationships? promote justice?

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The Literature of Love

Reflection questions on William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116.

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Meeting the Needs of Sick People

A worksheet on sickness and healing in a community context.

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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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"The Secret Garden"

A set of questions that can be used to reflect on the movie “The Secret Garden,” a film that is an excellent example of reconciliation.

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"My Life"

A set of questions that can be used to reflect on the movie “My Life” and the key themes surrounding the sacrament of Reconciliation.

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Am I a Sacrament of Reconciliation?

This exercise can give students a better sense of their role as an instrument for reconciliation.

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Sunday Mass: Why Go?

A worksheet that looks at the reasons why people attend Mass.

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The Liturgy of the Word

A worksheet that looks at the three sources of readings at Mass.

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Hungers

A worksheet that explores several different types of hunger that we experience.

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That Catholic Feeling

Whether or not you have been baptized, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults outlines a process for growing in faith. Here are four statements from the introduction to the rite that describe characteristics of the process. After each statement, …

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My Baptismal History

If you were an infant when you were baptized, ask the following questions of your parents to learn more about the celebration of the sacrament. If you remember your Baptism, answer the questions yourself and ask your parents for details …

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Alienation and Belonging

Without thinking for too long on any one item, complete the following sentences.

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A Healthy Approach to Life

It may be easy to think of church councils as having very little to do with our personal life. Yet the themes of Vatican Council II—change and renewal—are ones that we are called to live out for the rest of …

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Hugh's Life, My Life

After reading the fictional story of Hugh in the textbook, use the chart below to reflect on the similarities and differences in the faith life of Hugh and you!

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RCIA Interviews

People join our church each Easter. These individuals participate in the RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. This is a process that calls for much discernment, study, and prayer. It closely parallels the way early Christians entered the …

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Jesus as Sacrament!

For each statement below, use your Bible to find at least three stories from the life of Jesus that support each theme. Write the citation of the stories under their respective statement, and be sure to tell which sacrament is …

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Images Found in My Church

Use the questions below as you interview key people in your parish. You may want to tape record their responses, with their permission, or take notes in a small notebook. Be sure to begin each section by stating or writ-ing …

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Cemetery Visit

Reflect on and answer in writing the following questions as you visit a cemetery.

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Jesus, Teach Us to Pray

Read each of the following Scripture passages and explain in writing how they each give insight into Jesus’ prayer life.

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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.

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Favorite Childhood Prayers

Interview five adults of different ages about their favorite childhood prayers. Ask the following questions and record their responses in the space provided or on the back of their handout.

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Prayerful Moments

We can learn so much from one another’s stories! Interview three adults of different ages about times when they were truly prayerful and experienced the power of prayer. Ask them the following questions and record their responses in the space …

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Memory-Making Music

Interview three adults about their special music memories. Ask them the following questions and record their responses in the space provided.

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Ritual Clothing

The dress and demeanor of people involved in rituals tell us much about what the activity is all about. Discuss with your group each of the situations below and write your thoughts in the space provided.

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Lifelong Conversion

Conversion is an ongoing process that we engage in throughout our lives. Some people may have a dramatic conversion experience like Saint Paul in the Acts of the Apostles, but most people have smaller, less dramatic experiences that cause them …

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"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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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Making Connections

Complete the matching exercise below, using your textbook and the Bible to help find the answers.

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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 …

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True Prophet Versus a False Prophet

The two lists below contrast the characteristics of a true prophet and a false prophet. Examine the lists.

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Exile and Redemption

Discuss the following questions in your group. Have one person take notes in order to report your responses to the class later.

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Kuan-Yin

1. Look at the statue or picture at this station. 2. This image depicts the deity Kuan-yin. Write words that describe this image.

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Monks

1. Look at the picture at this station. 2. Write words that describe the actions that you see in the picture. 3. Write words that describe the relationships between people that you see in the picture.

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Objects Used in Tibetan Rituals

1. At this station are several objects. Some may look familiar. Gently pick up each object and examine it. SOME OF THE OBJECTS ARE FRAGILE. PLEASE HANDLE THEM CAREFULLY. 2. Write the following information about each object.

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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.

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Chapter 43 Activity: Keeping the Seventh, Eighth, and Tenth Commandments

Students are asked to list 10 practical ways to keep the 7th, 8th, and 10th Commandments.

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Life Issues A Summary: Who Am I?

A summary of Life Issues from the Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition.

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Practicing Biblical Exegesis

A worksheet where students are asked to demonstrate their understanding of biblical criticism by completing their own exegesis.

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Preparing a Wedding Ceremony (Part 2)

This handout accompanies the handout “Preparing a Wedding Ceremony (Part 1).” After reading and considering the various options listed on that handout, consult with your group and choose one option for each box in the first column below. For each …

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The Work of Pope Pius X: Mind Map

Use the student book to complete this mind map.

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Three Renewal Movements

Work with your group to complete the section of this handout that corresponds to your assigned topic.

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Research Activity: Working for Social Justice

Answer the following questions about the organization you are researching. Use a separate sheet of paper as needed.

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School History Scavenger Hunt

Write your name and the names of your group members at the top of this handout. As a group, research the history of our school and complete the following questions. For each answer, note the source of your information. This …

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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 …

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Reading Reflection: Pope John Paul II's 1992 Address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

In your group, read the excerpt from Pope Saint John Paul II’s 1992 Address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Work in your group to answer the questions about your assigned paragraph. Then complete the questions about the remaining paragraphs …

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Read and Reflect: A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indians

Complete this handout as you read the excerpt from Bartolomé de las Casas’s A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indians. Use a separate sheet of paper as needed.

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Film Reflection: The Mission

Complete this handout as you view the film The Mission (1986, 125 minutes, rated A-III and PG).

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Explorers, Conquistadors, and Missionaries Mind Map

Complete this mind map as you listen to the presentations of your classmates. Attach lines and boxes to each topic to add notes.

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Examining the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification

Answer the following questions as a group.

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Guided Notes: The Council of Trent

Guided notes about the Council of Trent.

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Reflecting on Luther's Theses

Read these five excerpts from Martin Luther’s Ninety-five Theses. Then answer the reflection questions. Use a separate sheet of paper if you need more room.

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Reviewing Martin Luther's Complaint and the Church's Response

Use this handout to take notes from the in-class presentation on article 28, “Luther’s Complaint,” in the student book.

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Web Quest on Renaissance Culture

Write your group member’s names at the top of this handout, and circle the topic assigned to your group. Use the Internet to locate three reliable sources about your group’s assigned topic in Renaissance culture. Use this handout to organize …

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Challenges to the Papacy

Complete this handout with your group as you review article 21, “Challenges to the Papacy,” in the student book.

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The Roman Empire at the Time of Charlemagne: Research Worksheet

Write a five-paragraph essay summarizing changes and significant events that affected the Church from the 700s through the 800s. Your essay must include suitable citations. You may use article 17, “Charlemagne: Holy Roman Emperor,” in the student book as a …

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Monastic Rule

Your group is about to found a monastery, and you must develop a rule (or constitution) governing your religious community’s life and work. Answer the following questions to begin developing your monastic rule. Use a separate sheet of paper if …

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Characteristics of Apologetics

With your group, read Saint Ignatius of Antioch’s letter to the Romans. Then answer the following questions.

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The Development of the New Testament

Use a separate sheet of paper to answer the following questions. Each group member must turn in an answer sheet.

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Mind Map

First, write the class prompt word or phrase in the center circle. In the other circles, write a word or phrase you associate with the center word or phrase. Extend even more circles from the center and from the other …

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Themes in Paul’s Epistles

An artistic presentation of several themes in Paul’s epistles, and the Scripture passages they correspond to.

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How Paul’s Conversion Changed His Life

A worksheet using Scripture passages to show how Saint Paul’s attitude toward Christ and Christians, Gentiles, and his enemies changed after his conversion.

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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.

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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.

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Living in a Material World

A worksheet where students are asked to rank items on their necessity for living a happy life.

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Handout: The Precepts of the Church

The Precepts of the Church direct us to participate in the sacramental life of the Church so that we might be nourished for living a moral life. Following are the Precepts of the Church as designated by the Catholic bishops …

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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.

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Handout: Jesus and Forgiveness

Read the passage listed under “Forgiveness and Salvation,” and then read your assigned passages from Matthew, Mark and John, or Luke, and answer the questions as your teacher has directed, either in writing (on a separate sheet of paper) or …

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Handout: Thoughts on the Mass

Complete the following sentences in the spaces provided. Feel free to be totally open and honest in your answers; you will not be asked to share them with anyone.

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Handout: Liturgical Year Match

Column 1 lists the holy days of obligation and several other feast days of the Liturgical Year. Column 2 lists the dates on which those feasts are celebrated. The task of each group is to match the holy day or …

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Called to Share the Mission of Jesus

Questions about how we can imitate Jesus’ example in the way we interact with others.

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Handout: The Answer Is

Questions about Jesus’ life and ministry.

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Handout: Images of God in Scripture

Circle the Scripture passage that your teacher assigns you in the following list. Reflect on your assigned Scripture passage using the questions below. Use poetry, prose, painting, illustration, sculpture, or another medium to depict an image of God that is …

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Handout: Scripture in the Mass

Find the biblical passages assigned to you, and then write on the line the words from the Mass that refer to or echo the passage.

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Handout: The Old Testament and the Gospel of Matthew

In each of the Scripture citations below, Jesus or the Gospel writer refers to a Scripture passage from the Old Testament that sheds light on the identity or mission of Jesus. Read the passages assigned to your group, and then …

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How Can I Say

A breakdown of how to pray the Lord’s Prayer.

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Virtue al Reality

Different scenarios that could potentially result in moral dilemmas.

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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.

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Promoting a Culture of Life

Place a check mark in the column that best describes the item.

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Lord, This Is for You

Reflection on the First Commandment.

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The Precepts of the Church

The Precepts of the Church are rooted in Scripture and Tradition. Do your best to locate Old and New Testament passages (in the Old Law and the New Law) that support each of the following precepts.

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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.

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Jesus and Forgiveness

Questions about Scripture verses that talk about forgiveness and salvation.

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Ritual Postures and Gestures

The different postures and gestures that take place during Mass.

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We'd Like to Know: Possible Questions While Visiting Other Churches

In your visit to a different Christian Church, be prepared to ask the church’s representative some thoughtful questions about what they believe, their mission, and their worship. Here are some questions to start with. You might also think of other …

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The Message of Jesus

Read and discuss the meaning of the parable your group was assigned from the list below. Use this question to guide your discussion: What lesson was Jesus trying to teach about the Kingdom or about our relationship with the Kingdom …

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The I Am Sayings of Jesus

Choose three of the Scripture passages below to look up and read. After reading each one, discuss with your group what it says about Jesus’ identity. Write down a summary of your discussion below the saying.

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Covenant

Read the following passages and complete the statements below.

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Responding to Mystery

Read each question and circle one of the two answer options.

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Questions about Jesus’ Teachings about How to Live

Questions about Bible passages where Jesus teaches how to live.

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Five Models of the Church

Answer the following questions about the models of the Church.

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Marks of the Church

Write at least two examples of ways that the Church and you model the four Marks of the Church.

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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. …

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How and Why Do People Suffer?

In the boxes below, give examples for each type of suffering, and respond to the questions that follow.

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A Preassessment

Answer each question by writing what you know for sure, what you think you know but are unsure about, and things related to the topic that you would like to explore.

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Making God’s Kingdom Visible

In the space to the right of each name or phrase, write the intended meaning in the parable. Discuss the meaning among the members of your group. Your instructor can assist you if necessary. Describe people or groups that these …

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One of Us

Answer the following questions with your group that are related to the questions asked in the song “One of Us”. Your instructor will lead you through Part II. Use the following questions as prompts for taking notes in your notebook.

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Covenant Hope

All of the Scripture passages used in this exercise are taken from the list in your student book (pages 81–82). These Scripture passages concern covenants or promises that provide an image of hope in a future messiah. As you answer …

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Created in God’s Image

You will be guided through this handout, taking notes and answering questions as directed in your class.

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Faith: Some Important Connections

In silence, answer all but the last question by yourself. The last question will be answered in small groups.

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Places in the Heart

A worksheet to go along with the video Places in the Heart.

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The Bible’s Big Picture (Part II)

A description of what a Covenant is, and discussion questions about God’s promises.

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A Restless Heart

Read through the following questions and discuss your answers with your small group.

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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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What Do I Know about the Catholic Faith

In the time allotted for this exercise, answer each question to the best of your knowledge. Each set of questions corresponds to the units you will study in this course and represents content you will cover in more detail in …

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The Comics

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Inside and Outside

Everyone knows what it feels like to be on the inside and the outside of a group of people. Fill in the statements below, and then write a prayer to Jesus asking for his help when you are an outsider …

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The Story of Betrayal

Read the following accounts from Sacred Scripture about Judas Iscariot: John 13:21–30, Matthew 26:14–16, 26:47–56, 27:3–10. Then number the sentences below in the order they take place in the Gospels.

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Matthew's Call

Read Matthew 9:9–13. Answer the questions below.

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It Sounds Familiar

People may go through ups and downs in faith or have a mixture of feelings and experiences regarding their faith. For each description, list some times when you have experienced mixed feelings about your faith. You could also list questions …

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Is This Mary or Martha?

Read each sentence, and decide if it describes Mary or Martha. Write your choice on the line that follows.

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Mary Magdalene: Apostle of the Resurrection?

Write a short essay comparing Mary Magdalene to one of the Apostles. Support any comparison you make with a Gospel and verses about the Apostle.

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An Interview with Mary Magdalene

Read the following Scripture passages and then answer the interview questions as if you were Mary Magdalene.

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Bible Search

Fill in the blanks by referring to Luke 1:5–25,57–66.

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Images of Jesus

A worksheet that has students describe what Jesus is like and why.

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Jesus' Arrest and Sentencing

Use the assigned passages from Scripture to fill in the answers to the following questions.

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Exploring the Healing Miracles

Read one of the following accounts of healing, and then answer the questions below.

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"It's All about God" Versus "It's All about Me"

Look up the Kingdom of God Scripture passage(s), and summarize the main idea in the story or saying in the “It’s All about God” column. Under the other column for that same passage, write how someone writing from an “It’s …

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Jesus the Good Shepherd

Locate the following passages in the Bible. Write each verse on the lines provided.

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Reflecting on the Lord's Prayer

Next to each phrase from the Lord’s Prayer, write another version of the phrase, using more current language or simply putting the words in a different way.

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Jesus, the Expert on Prayer

Read the Gospel passages below, and write a summary statement or two about what Jesus tells us about prayer.

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John, Chapter 17: Praying for Others

Brainstorm personal family issues that are of concern to you as well as any issues that may be troubling your friends. Using the outline below as a guide, write a personal intercessory prayer in the blank space.

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Human Rights and the Life of Jesus

Match the events in Jesus’ life outlined below with the articles from the United Nations documents “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” and “United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child,” outlined on the handout “Human Rights” (Document #: TX003012), …

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The Birth of Jesus

A fill in the blank worksheet from the birth narrative of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke.

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The Comics

A worksheet.

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Extraordinary Blessings

Look up the following passages in the Book of Ruth and briefly explain how one person blesses another in these verses. (There may be more than one blessing going on at one time!)

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The Life of Moses: A Chronology

Number the following events in the correct chronological order. After each event, note the chapter and verse from Exodus that describes the event.

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Dilemma Decisions

A worksheet with tough decisions students may be faced with in their lives.

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Shapes of Support

Like Job we all need friends and family members to whom we can turn in our times of pain and sorrow. Fortunately our support comes in all shapes and sizes! Use these fill-in-the-blank statements to think about the people to …

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The Suffering of Job

A worksheet with questions about how the book of Job applies to the students’ lives.

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The Patriarch Family Tree

A fill in the blank family tree of several generations of people in the Old Testament.

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Promises

Describe the kind of promises that are made in the following areas, giving several examples for each one.

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Negative Speak

Fill in these blanks to create sentences that could relate to a modern-day situation—either your own or someone else’s.

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Gideon and God: A Dialogue

Read each Scripture passage as stated and then fill in Gideon’s response from the passage.

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Defining the Boundaries

Cut out each section below. In the space provided next to each element, number them in order of the importance they have to the people in your group, with 1 being most important and 8 being least important. Next to …

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Purim People: Heroes by Choice and Chance

A worksheet that has students list the qualities of a hero by using the letters from the word Purim.

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Getting to Know God

A worksheet for students to list the places they go to pray to God, listen to God, talk to God, and wait for God.

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Measuring Up David and Goliath

A worksheet where students fill in a chart using the story of David and Goliath as well as answering questions.

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All about Aaron

A matching worksheet about items and people that relate to Aaron in the Old Testament.

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The Fig Leaves of My Life

A craft activity where students cut out a fig leaf and draw or write the ways that they hide who they really are.

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Behold, I Come

A worksheet that examines Gospel passages, and after each reading the student answers the question “How does Jesus respond to his Heavenly Father’s will in this Scripture account?”

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Learning to Listen to God

A survey to assess a student’s listening skills.

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Divine Providence

A reflection worksheet to help students get a better sense of God’s Providence in their lives.

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Where Is God Leading Me?

A discussion oriented worksheet that includes meditating on scripture passages and answering questions about the readings as well as personal questions.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of Discernment of God's Will

A preassessment in the form of a survey for the student to gain self-knowledge that can be used to discern God’s will in their life.

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Secular Institutes

A worksheet completed in groups about the history, role, and characteristics of secular institutes.

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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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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of Consecrated Life

A preassessment for students about their knowledge of terms associated with consecrated life.

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A Conversation about the Future of Priestly Ministry

A worksheet with questions about the future of priestly ministry.

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The Effects of the Sacrament of Holy Orders

A worksheet completed in groups about the effects of the Sacrament of Holy Orders from both the book and the student’s personal knowledge.

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The Sacrament of Holy Orders Graphic Organizer

A worksheet completed in groups about the symbolic words and actions that take place during the Rite of Ordination, as well as their meaning and effect.

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The Formation of a Priest

While watching the PowerPoint “The Formation of a Priest”, the students must fill out this worksheet by filling in the blanks.

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What Will God Call Me to Do

A reflection worksheet and class discussion on the video Gang Busters: One Man’s Mission to Stop Bullets by Creating Jobs.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Sacrament of Holy Orders

A preassessment about things that a student already knows, thinks that they know, and wants to know about the Sacrament of Holy Orders.

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The Threefold Ministry of a Bishop

This resource is a group activity worksheet that has students list examples of the Bishop’s roles in the areas of teaching, governing, and sanctifying.

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A Call to Priestly Ministry

This resource is a discussion guide and worksheet about the call to priestly ministry based on the film clip from There Be Dragons.

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Understanding Christ the High Priest

A worksheet to help students understand Christ’s identity as the ultimate High Priest through examining scripture passages.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Vocation of Holy Orders

A preassessment of one’s knowledge of terms and concepts associated with the Vocation of Holy Orders.

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Family Life

A worksheet with questions about the meaning of the family, the responsibilities of parents, the domestic Church, as well as the influence parents have on their children in their moral and spiritual development.

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First Comes Love

A three-part worksheet that encourages the participant to compose a narrative about a personal experience of being loved and respected.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage

A marriage preparation worksheet that examines childhood catechesis, social skills, family of origin, the virtue of chastity, pre-Cana preparation, marriage dispensations, nuptial Mass, responsibilities, and family planning.

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How Does Marriage Serve the Church?

A worksheet focusing on the ways love between Christian spouses serves the Church.

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Marriage in the New Testament

A discussion-oriented worksheet on marriage in the New Testament.

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Marriage in the Old Testament

An activity that takes a look at marriage in the Old Testament.

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Why Sacramental Marriage?

A series of short questions on Sacramental Marriage to discuss with a group, or personally respond to.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Role of the Laity

An activity that checks to see what students know about the role of the laity.

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The Key to Happiness: Listening to the Teacher!

An activity where groups of young people are asked to take a look at Scripture passages showing Jesus ”re-creating” an older ethical standard according to a new standard of love.

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Sacraments of Christian Initiation: The Foundation of Our Vocation

A group activity, where students are asked to "build” the foundation of the Church by describing how each Sacrament of Christian Initiation helps those who are initiated to authentically live their Christian vocation.

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Who Is God Calling Me to Become?

A series of questions that help young people reflect on what God is calling them to become.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Meaning of Christian Vocation

A number of preassessment questions on the meaning of a Christian vocation.

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Catholic / catholic

A worksheet that visually explores the differences between Catholic and catholic.

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New Testament References to Eternal Life

A worksheet where students are asked to look at several Scripture passages and discover what each reveals about eternal life.

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Student Notes for Unit 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A worksheet on the main ideas of several articles found in Unit 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible."

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Student Notes for Unit 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A worksheet that outlines the main ideas of several articles from Unit 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible."

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Baptism: Entering the Circle of Life

A worksheet on Baptism with questions based on the "Circle of Life" segment from the Walt Disney movie, "The Lion King."

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Finding Salt and Light for the World: An Inventory of Discipleship Gifts and Skills

An activity where students are asked to list the gifts or skills that they think one would need in order to be “salt for the earth and light for the world” in a variety of ministries.

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Ordinary Discipleship and Matthew, Chapter 25

A personal reflection on Matthew 25:31-41.

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Comparing and Contrasting the Three Degrees of Holy Orders

A chart that compares and contrasts the specific qualities of bishops, priests, and deacons.

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Reviewing the Leadership Structure of the Church

A number of questions on the leadership structure of the Church.

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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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Your Role in Evangelization

An activity where students assess their role in evangelization.

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My Charisms

A worksheet where students are asked about ordinary charisms and religious charisms.

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Gifts of Holy Spirit

A worksheet where students are asked to explain each of the seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit and then compose a short essay on instances where the gifts helped them out in difficult situations.

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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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Podcasts on Prayer

A worksheet where students are asked to create a series of teen-friendly podcasts about prayer.

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Good Friday Intercessions

A handout that guides students through writing their own Good Friday intercessions.

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Sacrificial Love in Jesus' Ministry

A worksheet where students are asked to read a Scripture passage, identify the type of suffering that Jesus risks or endures, and answer several questions regarding sacrifice and suffering.

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Catholic Mission and Volunteer Organizations

A worksheet where students are asked to research a mission or volunteer organization and answer several questions about their findings.

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Our Beliefs about Eternal Life

Use the information found in articles 32 and 33 of the student book to complete this worksheet.

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Visual Meditation on the Ascension

A visual meditation using an image of the Ascension.

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Resurrection Narratives

An activity where students are asked to work in groups to answer questions about the Resurrection narratives.

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Modern-Day Martyrs: Redemptive Love in Action

An activity where students will learn about the lives of several modern-day martyrs, draw connections between the lives of these people and the life and death of Jesus, and explore what the witness of martyrs, from the time of Jesus …

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Jesus’ Healing Miracles

A worksheet where students are asked to look at Scripture passages that focus on Jesus’ healing miracles.

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Parables of the Kingdom

An assignment that looks at what Jesus is trying to communicate about the Kingdom of God through parables.

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A Mystery of Light

An assignment that asks students to conduct an online search to find images of one of the Luminous Mysteries found on the chart in their textbooks.

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Exploring the National Shrine

A worksheet asking students to discover more about the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception by visiting their website.

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Using the Lectionary to Understand How God’s Ancient Promises Are Fulfilled in Jesus

An activity that uses the Lectionary to understand how God’s ancient promises are fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

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God’s Covenants with Our Ancestors of Faith

An activity where students are asked to work in groups to locate Scripture passages that show God’s Covenants with our ancestors of faith.

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The Goodness, Blessedness, and Beauty of the Created World

A reflection worksheet on the goodness, blessedness, and beauty of the created world.

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Exploring Symbolic Language and Religious Truth

A worksheet looking at the figurative/symbolic language found in Genesis Chapters 1-3, and the possible meanings of the figurative/symbolic language.

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The Format of the Pauline Letters

An outline of the features that the Pauline letters have in common.

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Two Kinds of Writing: The Catholic Letters and the Book of Revelation

A homework assignment on the Catholic Letters and the Book of Revelation using sentence completion, true or false, and short answer questions.

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Stations of the Cross: New Versions

A handout that encourages students to create new versions of the Stations of the Cross, based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.

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A Gospel Cinquain

A worksheet where students are asked to write a Cinquain poem based on a Gospel story or event from any of the synoptic Gospels.

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Matthew, Mark, or Luke?

A worksheet where students are asked to match a Scripture passage with the appropriate Gospel writer.

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Biblical Scavenger Hunt for Events in the Life of Jesus

A biblical scavenger hunt for events or teachings from Jesus’ life, using Scripture passages from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

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An Invitation to Faith

A worksheet where students are asked to read and respond to Gospel accounts that emphasize the necessity of faith in Jesus.

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Qoheleth’s Advice

A short writing assignment on Qoheleth’s advice.

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A Vision of Dry Bones

Several short-answer questions about Ezekiel’s dry bones vision.

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Visualizing a Psalm

A worksheet on visualizing a psalm.

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Continuity between the Old and New Testaments

A worksheet on the connection between the Old and New Testaments.

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Exegesis Online Information Quest

An online information quest on exegesis.

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The Word to the Page

A worksheet on the topic, facts, main point or theme, and moral or message of a chosen event.

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The Exodus

An assignment on the Exodus, comprised of fill-in-the-blank and short answer questions.

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Saints and Old Testament Leaders

An exercise that compares a saint with an Old Testament figure.

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Effects of Original Sin Today

A group brainstorm activity on temptations to sin that young people face today, and the effects of Original Sin.

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Experiencing the Old Testament Covenant

A writing exercise that invites students to experience the Old Testament Covenant.

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Comparing the Gospels

A homework assignment for Section 4 Part 1 of "The Bible: The Living Word of God."

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Comparing the Two Accounts of God’s Creation

An exercise that asks students to compare the Creation accounts in Genesis 1:1—2:4 and Genesis 2:4-25.

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Mapping Salvation History

Create a mind map of details about salvation history.

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Stewards of Creation

A reflection exercise on personal stewardship of creation.

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Longing for God

An activity for Section 1 Part 1 of "The Bible: The Living Word of God."

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Living the Call of Vatican Council II

A worksheet that looks at the dignity of the human person, the necessity of community, and human beings’ relationship to the universe.

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A Call to Love

A set of reflection questions, based on the four objects of love.

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Understanding the Lord's Prayer

An activity to help students understand the Lord's Prayer from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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Communal Prayer

A worksheet to help in preparing for a celebration of the Eucharist, from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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Meditation on a Goal or Concern

A meditation on a goal or concern from "The Catholic Connections Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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Pray in Good Form

A worksheet, from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide, to assist students in researching and presenting different prayer forms.

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Prayer 101 An Introduction

An introduction to prayer from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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What Is Prayer

A worksheet, found in “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth” Teacher Guide, that is based on students’ current understanding and experience with prayer.

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Vocabulary for Unit 6

A vocabulary sheet from Unit 6 of "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 6

A rubric for final performance tasks for Unit 6 of "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.

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The Cardinal Virtues

A handout on defining the Cardinal Virtues and describing how a person who exhibits the Cardinal Virtues acts.

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The Ten Commandments

A worksheet focused on what the Ten Commandments teach us about living in right relationship with God and with our neighbors.

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Interview Questions for Family Members

Several interview questions for family members on family life and the Fourth Commandment.

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Honoring God

A worksheet on honoring God based on students’ knowledge of the first three Commandments.

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What Makes Something Moral?

Two scenarios that involve people making moral choices. Students are asked to identify the object, intention, and circumstances surrounding the act in the scenario and indicate whether the choice is morally good or morally bad.

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A Biblical and Symbolic Look at the Sacraments of Healing and the Sacraments at the Service of Communion

A worksheet that takes a biblical and symbolic look at the Sacraments of Healing and the Sacraments at the Service of Communion.

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Just a Closer Walk with Thee

A worksheet where students are asked to read and reflect on the Gospel of Luke’s powerful image of how Christ is present in the celebration of the Eucharist through the story of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus.

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The Sacraments of Christian Initiation on My Parish

A worksheet where students are asked to look at the Sacraments of Christian Initiation in their parishes.

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A Biblical and Symbolic Look at the Sacraments of Christian Initiation

A worksheet that takes a look at the biblical and symbolic elements of the Sacraments of Christian Initiation.

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What Is a Symbol?

A worksheet on symbols, their abstract meanings, and how they are integral parts of Church liturgies.

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Sacred Time: The Liturgical Calendar

A worksheet where students are asked to fill in information on the liturgical calendar.

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Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ

A worksheet that looks at the seven Sacraments.

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World Religions and the Catholic Church

An activity where students are asked to research several religious traditions, complete a comparison chart, and then reflect on their findings.

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Marks of the Church

A chart that students are asked to fill in with at least two examples of ways the Church models the four marks of the Church, and at least two examples of ways they model the four marks of the Church.

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Five Models of the Church

An activity where students are given a chart containing the meanings, strengths, and limitations of each of the five models of the Church and asked to answer related questions.

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Three Scriptural Images of the Church

An activity where students are asked to respond to each of the items for each of the three scriptural images of the Church.

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The Acts of the Apostles

A group activity where students are asked to read assigned sections of Acts of the Apostles, and discuss the presented questions.

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Could I Walk in Your Shoes?

A survey that will help students consider how difficult it might be to walk in the shoes of another person who may be quite different from them.

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Jesus Reveals the Kingdom of God

Scripture passages that go along with the group assignment that uses parables to see the Kingdom of God.

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Seeing the Kingdom of God Through Parables

A group assignment on using parables to see the Kingdom of God.

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The Goodness of Creation

A worksheet on the goodness of creation, using Scripture passages from the Book of Genesis.

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My Understanding of the Mission of Jesus Christ

A worksheet on students’ understandings of the mission of Jesus Christ.

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What Happens When I Die?

A reflection assignment on dying and death.

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The Incarnation

An activity where students are asked to look through Scripture to find references that illustrate Jesus’ humanity and divinity.

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What Is Faith?

An activity on the best description of faith, based on students’ experiences and understanding.

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Who Is Jesus?

An activity where students rate their level of agreement on statements about Jesus.

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(Re)reading the Gospels

An activity where students delve deeper into Scripture.

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What Do I Know About Catholicism?

An assignment where students test their knowledge of Catholicism.

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Where Is Your Faith Life Right Now?

A wrap-up activity for Section 5 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible,” on where your Faith life is right now.

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New Testament References to Eternal Life

An activity that uses New Testament Scripture passages that reference eternal life, from Section 5 Part 4 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Mapping the Beatific Vision

A homework assignment where students are asked to create a mind map of details about the Beatific Vision, from Section 5 Part 4 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Evangelizing or Proselytizing?

A homework assignment on evangelizing and proselytizing, from Section 5 Part 3 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Jesus Teaches Us About Prayer

A list of scripture verses that can be used in conjunction with a homework assignment on Jesus’ teachings about prayer, from Section 5 Part 2 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Faith and Religion Venn Diagram

A homework assignment using a faith and religion Venn Diagram, from Section 5 Part 1 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Summary of Jesus' Revelation of God's Plan

A wrap-up summary of Jesus’ Revelation of God’s plan, from Section 4 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Reflection on the Greatest Commandments

A reflective homework assignment on the greatest Commandments, from Section 4 Part 4 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Core Elements of a Parable

A homework assignment on the core elements of a parable, from Section 4 Part 4 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Respect-Life Issues

A number of terms that deal with respect-life issues, from Section 4 Part 2 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Jesus' Ministry

An activity on Jesus’ Ministry, from Section 4 Part 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible."

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Loving One Another and All Creation

A homework assignment on loving one another and all creation.

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Jesus and the Church

A worksheet from Section 3 Part 3 of Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible that asks students to summarize three key points, or items to take away, from each listed article.

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Mapping the Marks of the Church, from Section 3 Part 3 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A homework assignment on mapping the Marks of the Church.

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Getting to Know Mary, from Section 3 Part 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A partner activity where Scripture passages are used to get to know Mary.

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The Incarnation Unites God and Humanity, from Section 3 Part 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A homework assignment on how the Incarnation unites God and humanity.

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Homework: Experiencing Good News, Then and Now, from Section 3 Part 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A homework assignment on experiencing the Good News, then and now.

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Tradition and the Passing On of God's Revelation, from Section 2 Part 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A fill-in-the-blank exercise on Tradition and the passing on of God’s Revelation.

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Activity: Heretical or True, from Section 1 Part 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A worksheet on the truthfulness of certain statement using proof from the Nicene Creed.

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The Development of Catholic Trinitarian Theology from Section 1 Part 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible."

A homework assignment on the development of Catholic Trinitarian theology.

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Mapping the Trinity

A homework assignment on mapping the Trinity.

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Literary Features of Apocalyptic Writing

A group assignment on literary features in the Book of Revelation.

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Peter and Paul Venn Diagram

A Venn Diagram on Peter and Paul.

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Cities of the Roman Empire

A group assignment on the cities of the Roman Empire.

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The Gospel of John and Anti-Semitism

A group activity on the Gospel of John and anti-Semitism.

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Old Testament Themes and Images in John's Prologue

A worksheet on the Old Testament themes and images in the prologue of the Gospel of John.

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The Gospel of John: Myths and Facts

A worksheet on the myths and facts of the Gospel of John.

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Comparing and Contrasting the Passion and Resurrection Narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke

A group worksheet on comparing and contrasting the Passion and Resurrection narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

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Comparing and Contrasting Infancy Narratives

A group worksheet on comparing and contrasting infancy narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

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The Reign of God in the Gospel of Luke and Today

A group worksheet on how the Reign of God is presented in the Gospel of Luke and in today’s culture.

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The Reign of God in the Gospel of Luke

A group worksheet on how the Reign of God is presented in the Gospel of Luke.

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Jesus, the Teacher

A group worksheet on Jesus, the teacher.

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Synoptic Parallels Questions

A group worksheet where students examine parallels in the synoptic Gospels.

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Chart of the Gospels

A chart where the Gospels are compared and contrasted.

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Exegetical Methodology: Ideological Criticism

A group assignment on exegetical methodology: ideological criticism.

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Ideological Analysis of Luke 10:25-37

An ideological analysis of Luke 10:25-37.

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Sociohistorical Analysis of Luke 10:25-37

A sociohistorical analysis of Luke 10:25-37.

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Sunday Lectionary Readings: God’s Ongoing Story of Love for Humanity

A group assignment on several sets of Sunday Lectionary readings.

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The Use of Scripture in the Doctrine of the Church

A list of questions on the use of Scripture in the Doctrine of the Church.

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Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum, 1965)

A worksheet that examines several chapters of "Dei Verbum" using group discussion.

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Meet Me in the Middle

A worksheet where students are asked to make connections between different things, concepts, and terms.

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Seven Letters in Revelation

A chart on the seven letters in the Book of Revelation.

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Analysis of Revelation, Chapter 1

A number of questions that guide students in an analysis of chapter 1 of the Book of Revelation.

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Symbols in the Book of Revelation

A reference sheet for the symbols that are used in the Book of Revelation.

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Socratic Seminar Ticket

A number of questions that students need to answer before they are allowed to participate in the socratic seminar on early Christian communities.

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Major Points in the Epistles

A group exercise on the major points in the Epistles, which addresses faith versus works, unity, Gentile Christians, the pre-eminence of Christ, and Christian living.

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First Thessalonians

A worksheet where students delve deeper into First Thessalonians.

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Epistle Facts

A worksheet where students delve deeper into the Epistles.

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Letter Writing in New Testament Times

A worksheet where students focus on letter writing in New Testament times.

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Characters in the Acts of the Apostles

A worksheet where students are asked to choose a character from the Book of Acts, and answer several questions on their respective account.

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In the Footsteps of Paul

A worksheet on the actions of Paul, using certain passages from the Acts of the Apostles.

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The Two Pentecosts

A chart used to draw parallels between the feasts of Shavuot and Christian Pentecost.

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Stakeholders

A chart for students to fill in about stakeholders in the development of the early Church.

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Analysis of John's Prologue

An analysis of John 1:1-38.

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Movie: A Life Devoted to the Poor

A series of reflection questions to be asked after viewing the movie about the life of Mother Teresa.

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Luke's Understanding of Jesus

A worksheet where students use scripture passages from the Gospel of Luke to discover Luke’s understanding of Jesus.

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Probing the Parables

A worksheet where students discover information about the parables.

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Analyzing Matthew's Prologue

A worksheet where students analyze the prologue of the Gospel of Matthew.

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A Portrait of Jesus for Jews

A worksheet where students discover how Matthew made his Gospel distinctly Jewish.

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Jigsaw: Gospel of Mark

A number of questions for the activity “Jigsaw: Gospel of Mark” from The Catholic Youth Bible Teacher Guide: New Testament.

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Getting to Know Mark's Gospel

A worksheet that helps students get to know more about the Gospel of Mark.

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Biblical Study

A worksheet with questions on the historical context, literary context, and cultural context of the Scriptures.

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Influences on the Writing of Scripture

A worksheet where students reflect on different things that may have been influences on the writing of Scripture.

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Scriptures on Scripture

A worksheet with Scripture references about God’s Word.

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Messianic Psalms

A matching activity involving the Messianic psalms.

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Song of Songs

A worksheet on the characteristics of Hebrew poetry that are found in the “Song of Songs.”

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Psalms Stations

Questions for each Psalm station, from The Catholic Youth Bible Teacher Guide: Old Testament.

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Introduction to the Psalms

A worksheet on the psalms using the Introduction to the Book of Psalms in “The Catholic Youth Bible.”

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Introduction to Poetry

A worksheet where students match poetry terms to Scripture passages.

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Wisdom throughout Salvation History

A worksheet on wisdom throughout salvation history, using Wisdom 10:1-21 to answer questions.

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Ecclesiastes Stations

An activity where students are asked to visit three Ecclesiastes stations and fill in the corresponding categories.

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Proverb Presentation

An assignment where students choose a proverb to interpret and present.

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Identifying and Defining Wisdom

A worksheet on identifying and defining wisdom using Scripture passages.

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Wisdom Literature

A worksheet with questions based on the “Introduction to the Wisdom and Poetry Books” in The Catholic Youth Bible.

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Preassessment Statements on Wisdom

Several preassessment statements on wisdom for students to agree with, disagree with, or state they are unsure about.

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Messianic Prophecies

A worksheet on Messianic prophecies in Scripture.

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Prophecy Stations

An activity where students are to visit three stations and fill in the presented categories for each passage.

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Prophet

A worksheet on different prophets, their messages, the obstacles they faced, and people’s responses to them.

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What Happened to the United Kingdom of Israel?

An activity where students are asked to visit four stations, read and reflect on the Scripture passage at each station, and then enter the Scripture citation and fill in the answers for the categories under each passage in the spaces …

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Ruth and Naomi

A worksheet where students are asked to answer questions about Ruth and Naomi, using the Book of Ruth.

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The Cycle of Judges, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

Questions on the cycle of judges, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Set Apart Again

An activity where students are asked to visit three to four stations in the classroom, read the Scripture passages they find there, and then answer several short questions.

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The Historical Books

An activity where students are asked to fill in a chart with information on each of the historical books of the Bible.

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Brainstorm Map: Leadership, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A mind map for a brainstorming activity on leadership, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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A People Set Apart

An activity where students are asked to read their assigned Scripture passage, briefly summarize, determine the theme and focus of the passage, and present their finding to the class.

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The Ten Commandments, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A worksheet where students delve deeper into the Ten Commandments, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Miracles, Plagues, and Signs, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A worksheet on miracles, plagues, and signs, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Israel in Egypt

A worksheet where students are asked to work in groups to read Scripture passages that illustrate the development of the Israelite community and identity.

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Abraham's Family Tree

A worksheet where students work to fill in Abraham’s family tree, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Covenant, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A worksheet that uses certain Scripture passages to describe covenants, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Definition Lab: Vocation, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A worksheet that uses certain Scripture passages to define vocation, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Historical Genre Stations, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

An activity where students read certain Scripture passages and look for illustrations of community and identity, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Order of Creation, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A worksheet where students are to organize several Creation events into the proper order in which they occurred. Students are to look at both of the Creation stories in the Book of Genesis.

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JEDP Identification Worksheet

A worksheet where students work to identify if a Scripture passage was written by a Yahwist, Elohist, Deuteronomist, or Priestly author.

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Biblical Timeline Quest, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

A Biblical Timeline Quest, using certain Scripture passages from the Old Testament, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Vocabulary terms for Unit 1 of “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

A sheet of vocabulary terms, and blank spaces for students to write in the definitions, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Mind Map

A mind map for a brainstorming activity on the Bible, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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Lifelong Journey

Several questions about yourself and relationships to consider before entering into the permanent covenant of marriage.

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Equal Partners in Marriage

A numbers of questions relating to the equality of men and women in society as well as in marriage.

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Statements from the Catechism on the Sacraments at the Service of Communion

Several passages from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the Sacraments at the Service of Communion that students can cut apart to use as study tools.

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Christ's Healing Power in Society

A worksheet where a problem in society or in the world that needs to be healed is addressed through Christ's healing power.

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The Meaning of Healing

A reflection exercise on the meaning of healing.

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Invictus Forgiveness Reconciliation and Healing

Questions dealing with the issues presented in the film “Invictus.”

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The Sacrament of Pardon and Peace

A set of questions that accompany the PowerPoint presentation “The Sacrament of Pardon and Peace.”

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Stories of Reconciliation and Healing

An activity where students use the spaces provided to write a description of a true story that illustrates forgiveness, reconciliation, or healing.

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Is Your Life a Eucharistic Journey?

A worksheet where students are asked to reflect on the relationship between their faith journey and the celebration of the Eucharist.

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Ministries at Mass

A worksheet centered on the ministries at Mass.

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A Place at the Table

Questions about the significance of sharing a meal with others, and how sharing a meal pertains to the celebration of the Eucharist.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Eucharist: Part II

A preassessment exercise on students’ knowledge of the Eucharist: Part II.

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The Eucharist in the Scriptures

A worksheet on the numerous accounts of the Eucharist in the Scriptures.

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What's in a Name

A worksheet where different names for the Eucharist are listed and students must discover the history of the name as well as the dynamic action that is revealed by the name.

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Babette's Feast

A worksheet on “Babette’s Feast”, from “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

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A Personal Inventory of My Potential

A worksheet comprised of questions, columns, and numbers, where students can rate themselves and see if they are achieving their full potential.

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Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Eucharist Part I

A preassessment exercise on students’ knowledge of the Eucharist: Part I.

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Vocabulary for Unit 5 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A list of several vocabulary terms and definition for Unit 5 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Violence versus Nonviolence

A worksheet where students fill in what they know and understand about violence and nonviolence.

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Sweatshop Inquiry

A sweatshop inquiry worksheet on different industries.

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"Homeless: Motel Kids of Orange County" Movie Guide

A movie guide with questions pertaining to the film “Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County.”

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Mirror Exercise

An exercise that encourages students to reflect on how they are different from others, and how they can respectfully respond to these differences.

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Living As a Steward of Creation

An activity where students decipher the main ideas of several Church documents, and then make connections to Genesis creations accounts and the call to be stewards of creation.

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Vocabulary for Unit 4 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A list of vocabulary terms for Unit 4 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Vocabulary for Unit 7 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

A list of vocabulary terms for Unit 7 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Introspect and Interview

A worksheet on introspect and knowledge gained from interviews on important life issues including abortion, in vitro fertilization, stem-cell research, euthanasia, the death penalty, and immigration.

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Sabbath Reflection Grid

An organizational grid to help students reflect on how they spent their Sabbath.

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Call to Compassion

A worksheet on responding to different topics with compassion, from “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Critical Marketing Analysis

A critical marketing analysis, to be used on advertisements for products or brands, from “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Electronic Media Log

An electronic media log to help students keep track of their media use, from “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Unit 3 Preassessment

A preassessment for Unit 3 of “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society” that deals with social sin, structures of sin, and social justice.

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The Rite of Confirmation

A worksheet on the Rite of Confirmation, with blank spaces for students to write down important information.

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Confirmation East and West

A chart where students can compare and contrast Confirmation in the Eastern Catholic Church and the Western Catholic Church.

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Who Is the Holy Spirit

A worksheet that uses Scripture passages to help students discover who the Holy Spirit is.

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Personal Experiences of Confirmation

Short answer questions on students’ personal experiences of confirmation.

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Preassessment of My Knowledge of Confirmation

A preassessment of students’ knowledge of the Sacrament of Confirmation.

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Pastoral Letters

A worksheet with short-answer questions about Pastoral Letters, from "Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society."

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Social Justice Papal Documents

An empty chart to be filled out during the class PowerPoint presentation on Social Justice Papal documents, from “Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society.”

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Action Plan for Living as a Disciple of Christ

A helpful chart that will assist each student develop an action plan for living as a disciple of Christ.

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Reflecting on the Meaning of Infant Baptism

A worksheet focused on reflecting on the meaning of infant Baptism.

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Preassessment of My Knowledge of Baptism and RCIA

A preassessment of students' knowledge of Baptism and RCIA.

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The Meaning of Redemption (I)

This survey provides an opportunity for students to identify some areas of their lives that they feel they need help to improve. Part 1 of this exercise is strictly personal; however, students’ reflections will help them with a complementary group …

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The Sacraments Seven Ways of Experiencing Christ

This chart contains a concise overview of each of the Seven Sacraments. Some information is left out for students to fill in.

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Describing Symbols and Rituals

A reading and questions on describing Symbols and Rituals, from "The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ."

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Identifying Symbols and Rituals

A worksheet on identifying symbols and rituals from objects and actions, from “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

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Catholic Discipleship

A worksheet on Catholic Discipleship.

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The Corporal Works of Mercy

An activity dealing with the Corporal Works of Mercy.

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Preassessment Questions

Preassessment questions on students’ knowledge of the Sacraments.

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The Liturgical Year

A research assignment on the Liturgical Year: unfolding the Paschal Mystery.

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Exploring the Lectionary (B)

A worksheet on experiencing the Paschal Mystery (B).

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Story Critique

Guidelines for critiquing “What is My Story?” from “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

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Human Expression Through Ritual

An activity on human expression through ritual from "The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ."

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Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Church's Liturgy

A preassessment of knowledge on the Church's Liturgy.

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Facing the FACTS

An activity on the FACTS decision-making process used when faced with a moral dilemma.

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Matrix for Teachings on Forgiveness

A matrix activity for teachings on forgiveness, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Temptations and Grace

Quotations and questions dealing with temptations and grace, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Vocabulary for Unit 8

Vocabulary terms for Unit 8 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Sexual Integrity or Sexual Disintegration

A worksheet dealing the with concepts of sexual integrity and sexual disintegration, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Celebrating Marriage

A worksheet dealing with the rite of the Sacrament of Matrimony, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Vocabulary for Unit 7

Vocabulary terms for Unit 7 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

A worksheet with short answer questions, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Research Directions on Respect for Life Issues

Directions to research respect for life issues, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Beginning of Life and End of Life Issues Worksheet

A worksheet on beginning of life and end of life issues, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Vocabulary for Unit 6

Vocabulary terms for Unit 6 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Our Catholic Faith in Action

A chart that accompanies the Web Quest on our Catholic faith in action, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Calling Society to Justice Worksheet

A worksheet on calling society to justice, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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The Fourth Commandment and The Ten Commandments

A worksheet regarding the Ten Commandments, especially the Fourth Commandment, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Unit 4 Preassessment

A preassessment for Unit 4 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Directions for Short Research Report

Directions for a short research report dealing with topics from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Icons and iconography: Awe and Reverence

A research assignment dealing with icons, iconography, awe, and reverence, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Choosing a Path to Life

An exercise on choosing a path to life, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Vocabulary for Unit 3

Vocabulary terms for Unit 3 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Unit 3 Preassassment

A preassessment for Unit 3 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Determing the Elements of Human Acts

A worksheet on determining the elements of human acts from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Gospel Reflection on Sin and Salvation

A Gospel reflection on sin and salvation from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Defining Sin

A worksheet on defining sin from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Sin and Salvation

A worksheet on sin and salvation from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Reading Guide for the Splendor of the Truth

A reading guide for the Splendor of Truth from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Values in New Testament Moral Teachings

A worksheet on values in New Testament moral teachings from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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A Look at Moral Law

A look at moral law from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Survey Summary Life in Christ

A survey summary for "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Unit 1 Preassessment

A preassessment for Unit 1 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Ordinary Discipleship and Matthew, Chapter 25

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It focuses on Matthew 25, highlighting the works of mercy Jesus' speaks of, asking students to reflect on the skills need for each type of ministry and discipleship.

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Where Does the Church Say?

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a good resource for identifying the differences between various Church documents.

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Signs of the Domestic Church

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can identify various items that might be found in the "Domestic Church" - that is, the Christian home and family.

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Gifts of the Holy Spirit

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can learn about the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit and use their own words to describe what each gift is.

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New Testament Images of Church

A worksheet where students are asked to read select Scripture passages and summarize what they say about New Testament images of Church.

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Prayers of Petition

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It gives students spaces to write their own intentions and petitions as a prayer activity.

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Music and Liturgy

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on various songs and pieces of music in the liturgy to come to a greater understanding.

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Reflecting on the Liturgy

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on their experience of and participation in the liturgy of the Eucharist in small group settings.

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Symbolic Language and Religious Truth: Genesis 1-3

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It asks students to explore the Book of Genesis to find symbolic language and discuss its meaning with other students.

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Mind Map

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a handout for students to use the Mind Map format to brainstorm and explore relationships and associations between ideas and words.

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The Format of the Pauline Letters

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It outlines the format of Paul's letters in the New Testament.

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Preparation Worksheet for Prophet Research Assignment

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can use these questions prepare for and consider several facets of a prophet that they plan to research mor extensively.

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The Cycle of Redemption

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a quick reference to key ideas behind the Cycle of Redemption in the Old Testament.

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Leadership Quotations

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers quotations from several historical leaders and asks students to reflect on various styles and characteristics of leadership.

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Leadership Scavenger Hunt

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to fill out the characteristics and stories of various leaders in the Bible.

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Sprint Through Salvation History Scriptural Passages

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to explore the Bible for key events in the Old and New Testaments in Salvation History.

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Why Do We Study History

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to reflect on important historical documents and consider the overall significance of studying history.

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"The Fingerprints of God" Reflection Questions

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on the fingprints of God in creation and other people through these questions.

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Practicing Biblical Exegesis

With this worksheet, students can practice Biblical exegesis with certain well-known Bible verses.

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Biblical Scavenger Hunt

In this activity, students are asked to find various famous Old Testament stories and events by searching through Scripture.

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New Testament References to Eternal Life

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It lists several passages in which Eternal Life is referenced in the New Testament. Students can reflect on these passages and answer questions about them.

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Questions for Made-to-Love

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on the song "Made-to-Love" by TobyMac by answering the questions on this worksheet.

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Reflection on the Greatest Commandments

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can study and reflect on the Greatest Commandments: to love God with your whole mind, body and soul, and to love your neighbor as yourself.

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Core Elements of a Parable

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are assigned a parable and use this chart to discover the core elements of any of the parables that Jesus tells.

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Matthew's Sermon on the Mount

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can use this chart to write down questions, thoughts, or reactions to each section of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.

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Venn Diagram

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can use this handout to do a Venn Diagram of Gospel comparisons.

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Getting to Know Mary

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students must find various scripture passages regarding Mary and reflect on questions about her life and personality.

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The Development of Catholic Trinitarian Theology

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can fill in the blanks to learn or review key concepts about the development of Trinitarian theology.

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Discovering God

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It helps students discover the various ways and places they can interact with and meet God: in their daily lives, through others, and in creation.

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Reflection about Personal Beliefs and Knowledge

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on and answer questions about their experience with faith, their beliefs, and their personal convictions and commitments to a faith/religion tradition.

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Giving Thanks for Special People: A Communication Activity for Thanksgiving

A thank-you card activity to give thanks for the special people in students' lives.

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Leader's Guide for The Master's Companion: A Christian Midrash

Table of Contents Beyond Scripture Helpful Hints for Using and Creating Midrash with Young People Classroom Activities Chapter 1: The Small Black Dog with the White Foot (John 4:1-30)--compassion for animals Chapter 2: A Night in the Garden (John 4:39-45)--significance …

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Leader's Guide for Coyote Meets Jesus

Stories are not just for young children. Everyone loves a good story and good storytelling is a useful tool for teaching. Using folktales as a teaching tool in a catechetical setting or a religion class can help teens understand the …

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January 22: Saying Yes to Life

Preparation Bring in pictures of fetal development. 1. Present a scenario in which a girl like those in your group experiences a crisis pregnancy. Then list on the board a number of options, such as these: She can keep the …

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A New Rock

  OVERVIEW This is a youth catechetical session intended to lead young people to an understanding of Pope John Paul II's life, ministry, general papal responsibilities, and the procedure for electing a new pontiff. It can be used in a …

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Praying the Psalms

Remember the television show from the late 80's called "Doogie Howser, M.D.?" At the end of every show, Doogie would sit down at his computer and write a 2 or 3 sentence "blurb" that perfectly summed up his day and …

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