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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where Am I Called?

Answer the following questions about your calling.

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The Literature of Love

Reflection questions on William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116.

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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 Patriarch Family Tree

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

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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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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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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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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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A Call to Love

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

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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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The Two Pentecosts

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

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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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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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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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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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