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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Samson Smart

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

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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 Ideal King

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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: The Beatitudes

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

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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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The Resurrected Jesus

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

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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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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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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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Checking Your Leisure Benefits

Students categorize their favorite leisure activities based on the primary benefit they receive from 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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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The Work of Pope Pius X: Mind Map

Use the student book to complete this mind map.

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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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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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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: 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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Secular Institutes

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

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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Symbols in the Book of Revelation

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

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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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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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