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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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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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Fair Trade

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

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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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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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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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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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Making Connections

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

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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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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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Three Renewal Movements

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

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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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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: 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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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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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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Ordinary Discipleship and Matthew, Chapter 25

A personal reflection on Matthew 25:31-41.

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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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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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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 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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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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Longing for God

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

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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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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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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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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 Incarnation

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

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(Re)reading the Gospels

An activity where students delve deeper into Scripture.

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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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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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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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The Gospel of John: Myths and Facts

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

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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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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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Seven Letters in Revelation

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

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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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Letter Writing in New Testament Times

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

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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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Stakeholders

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

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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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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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Ecclesiastes Stations

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

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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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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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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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The Eucharist in the Scriptures

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

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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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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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Who Is the Holy Spirit

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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