The Bible’s Practical Moral Advice
This worksheet guides students as they look up Scripture passages that give moral advice.
Exodus, Chapters 19–20
This handout provides a note-taking guide while reading chapters 19-20 from Exodus.
Baptism of Jesus Study Guide
This study guide helps students reflect on the story of Jesus’ Baptism.
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.
Where Am I Called?
Answer the following questions about your calling.
What is the State of Justice?
Evaluate the degree to which the seven themes of Catholic social teaching are present in a given situation. Use the scale below each theme to rank the extent to which it is present or absent, and write N/A (not applicable) …
Brief description of organization/agency/group and the nature of its work: How does it build relationships? promote justice?
The Literature of Love
Reflection questions on William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116.
Meeting the Needs of Sick People
A worksheet on sickness and healing in a community context.
"The Secret Garden"
A set of questions that can be used to reflect on the movie “The Secret Garden,” a film that is an excellent example of reconciliation.
A set of questions that can be used to reflect on the movie “My Life” and the key themes surrounding the sacrament of Reconciliation.
Am I a Sacrament of Reconciliation?
This exercise can give students a better sense of their role as an instrument for reconciliation.
A worksheet that explores several different types of hunger that we experience.
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, …
My Baptismal History
If you were an infant when you were baptized, ask the following questions of your parents to learn more about the celebration of the sacrament. If you remember your Baptism, answer the questions yourself and ask your parents for details …
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!
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 …
"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 …
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 …
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 …
Research Activity: Working for Social Justice
Answer the following questions about the organization you are researching. Use a separate sheet of paper as needed.
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. …
How and Why Do People Suffer?
In the boxes below, give examples for each type of suffering, and respond to the questions that follow.
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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