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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.
The Seven Petitions
On this handout, students match the meaning to each line of the Lord’s Prayer.
A Prayer Puzzle
On this handout, students must use clues to unscramble words related to prayer.
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.
This handout helps students identify their talents, gifts, and personality and how these fit into God’s vocation for their lives.
Where East Meets West
This worksheet guides students to make connections between Confirmation in the Eastern and Western Churches.
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.
A Sacred Family Meal
This worksheet guides students to make connections between the Mass and a special meal or tradition in their family.
This handout guides students to examine several Scripture passages exemplifying what it means to say “yes” to God’s call.
Stories That Speak to Us
This handout guides students to recognize the importance of stories, both in our families and our faith.
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.
This handout asks students to identify the role of the various liturgical ministers at Mass.
This handout asks students to think about and reflect on moments in their life that have been significant.
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.
This handout challenges students to find symbols in their classroom or school and identify the deeper meaning of each.
Unlocking the Codes
This handout provides several short activities for students to complete as they learn about the symbolism of the Book of Revelation.
This partner worksheet helps students draw connections between Old Testament passage about the Passover and New Testament passages about the Mass.
God Loves a Cheerful Giver
This worksheet guides students to read and answer questions about a specific Hebrew festival from the book of Leviticus.
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.
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.
Sunday Mass: Why Go?
A worksheet that looks at the reasons why people attend Mass.
The Liturgy of the Word
A worksheet that looks at the three sources of readings at Mass.
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.
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.
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. …
Three Renewal Movements
Work with your group to complete the section of this handout that corresponds to your assigned topic.
The Wonders of God's Creation
For the next twenty-four hours, pay attention to experiences and details of your day. The following list suggests phenomena for you to observe, and you may think of other subjects for observation. Create an observation journal on a separate sheet …
Handout: Praise Petition and Promise
The Lord’s Prayer includes three forms of prayer: praise, petition, and promise. Identify the types of prayer expressed in each phrase of the Lord’s Prayer.
Handout: A Prayer Chart
Use these questions to help you identify situations when you used each prayer form, and record as many situations as you can recall.
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.
How Can I Say
A breakdown of how to pray the Lord’s Prayer.
Lord, This Is for You
Reflection on the First Commandment.
Ritual Postures and Gestures
The different postures and gestures that take place during Mass.
Faith: Some Important Connections
In silence, answer all but the last question by yourself. The last question will be answered in small groups.
Places in the Heart
A worksheet to go along with the video Places in the Heart.
A Restless Heart
Read through the following questions and discuss your answers with your small group.
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 …
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 …
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.
Jesus, the Expert on Prayer
Read the Gospel passages below, and write a summary statement or two about what Jesus tells us about prayer.
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.
Describe the kind of promises that are made in the following areas, giving several examples for each one.
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.
Learning to Listen to God
A survey to assess a student’s listening skills.
A reflection worksheet to help students get a better sense of God’s Providence in their lives.
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.
Who? What? When? Where? How? in the Local Diocese
An activity where students are asked to locate information about their local diocese.
Your Role in Evangelization
An activity where students assess their role in evangelization.
A worksheet where students are asked about ordinary charisms and religious charisms.
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.
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.
Podcasts on Prayer
A worksheet where students are asked to create a series of teen-friendly podcasts about prayer.
Good Friday Intercessions
A handout that guides students through writing their own Good Friday intercessions.
Understanding the Lord's Prayer
An activity to help students understand the Lord's Prayer from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.
A worksheet to help in preparing for a celebration of the Eucharist, from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.
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.
Prayer 101 An Introduction
An introduction to prayer from "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" Teacher Guide.
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.
What Is a Symbol?
A worksheet on symbols, their abstract meanings, and how they are integral parts of Church liturgies.
Sacred Time: The Liturgical Calendar
A worksheet where students are asked to fill in information on the liturgical calendar.
Ministries at Mass
A worksheet centered on the ministries at Mass.
A Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Eucharist: Part II
A preassessment exercise on students’ knowledge of the Eucharist: Part II.
The Liturgical Year
A research assignment on the Liturgical Year: unfolding the Paschal Mystery.
Exploring the Lectionary (B)
A worksheet on experiencing the Paschal Mystery (B).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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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