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Hey! Jesus Loves Me

This video is an energetic song that speaks of Jesus' love for us.

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Guided Meditation before the Blessed Sacrament

An outline and script for a guided meditation before the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle. Have you explored Go Seek Find: Discover God’s Treasures yet? This one-of-a-kind sacrament prep program will help children discover how preparing for the sacraments is an …

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Jesus Urging His Disciples to Stay Awake

The video "Jesus Urging His Disciples to Stay Awake," by Turnback to God, available on YouTube (5:32), is an animated account of Jesus at prayer in Gethsemane (an amalgamation of Gospel accounts). It is best used on day 4.

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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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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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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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YES! We Do!

This handout helps provides the dialogue for the students to renew their baptismal promises as a class.

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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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Burning in My Soul

The song/video "Burning in My Soul," by Matt Maher, available on YouTube (3:45), provides a nice connection to Pentecost and the modern listener and is appropriate for use on day 4.

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Forever (Live)

The song/video "Forever (Live)," by Kari Jobe, available on YouTube (6:50) with lyrics, is a good opening prayer for day 4. The video can be shortened to 4:38.

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Resurrection Cartoon

The video "Resurrection Cartoon," available on YouTube (3:05), offers a fun portrayal of the Resurrection and is appropriate for use on day 1.

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The Bible PREVIEW—Baptism of Jesus

The video "The Bible PREVIEW—Baptism of Jesus," available on YouTube (1:52), loosely portrays Mark 1:1–8 and would be a good alternative presentation of this segment of the Gospel. It is appropriate for use on day 1.

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The Prodigal

The video "The Prodigal," by The Skit Guys, available on YouTube (7:27), is an engaging retelling of the Lost Son story for the day 3 lesson.

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Call It Grace

The song/video "Call It Grace," by Unspoken, available on YouTube (4:00), is appropriate for use on day 3.

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Holy, Holy, Holy

The song/video "Holy, Holy, Holy," by Steven Curtis Chapman, available on YouTube (4:54), is a contemporary version of the classic hymn and can be used for prayer or meditation on day 2.

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Matthew 1:1–16: The Genealogy of Jesus Christ

The video "Matthew 1:1–16: The Genealogy of Jesus Christ," available on YouTube (2:19), is an animation of the lineage of Jesus that shows his connection to the tribe of Judah (see 0:18). It is used on day 3.

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Video "Samson: The Final Judge"

The video “Samson: The Final Judge,” by Meaningful Jewish Screentime, available on YouTube (6:57), is an entertaining, animated version of the story of Samson. It is appropriate for use on day 4.

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Video "Deborah’s Army: The Book of Judges"

The video “Deborah’s Army: The Book of Judges,” by Meaningful Jewish Screentime, available on YouTube (3:02), is an entertaining, animated version of Judges, chapter 4. It is appropriate for use on day 3.

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Song/video "We Delight"

The song/video “We Delight,” by Caedmon’s Call, available on YouTube (3:27), is a praise song about God’s Law. It is appropriate for use on any of the days.

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Mysteries of the Church: TRINITY

The video “Mysteries: The Trinity,” available on YouTube (22:57), presented by several Catholic priests and theologians, would be good preparation for teaching this chapter.

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Video "The Trinity (Christian Triune Godhead) Explained Part 2"

The video “The Trinity (Christian Triune Godhead) Explained Part 1,” available on YouTube (3:55), is a good introduction to the Trinity, but it might be challenging for some young adolescents. There is also a part 2 that explains some common misconceptions of the Trinity. This video is used on day 1.

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Video "The Trinity (Christian Triune Godhead) Explained Part 1"

The video “The Trinity (Christian Triune Godhead) Explained Part 1,” available on YouTube (3:55), is a good introduction to the Trinity, but it might be challenging for some young adolescents. There is also a part 2 that explains some common misconceptions of the Trinity. This video is used on day 1.

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Song/video "How Great Is Our God"

The song/video “How Great Is Our God,” by Chris Tomlin, available on YouTube (4:27) with lyrics, is a contemporary song that gives praise to God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It would be a nice introduction to God’s greatness and his Revelation as Trinity. It would make a nice opening prayer for day 2.

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The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

The video "The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant," by Matthew Abeler, available on YouTube (5:26), is best used on day 2.

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The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

The cartoon "The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant," available on YouTube (1:42), is best used on day 2.

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Chapter E The Bible: Women of the Old Testament

This PowerPoint accompanies Chapter E by giving a summary of the stories of Rebecca, Ruth, Judith, and Esther.

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Chapter C The Bible: Joshua and Judges

This PowerPoint accompanies Chapter C by giving a summary of the stories of Joshua, Deborah, and Samson.

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Chapter B The Bible: The Exodus

This PowerPoint accompanies Chapter B by giving a summary of the story of Moses and the Exodus.

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Chapter 7 The Human Person

This PowerPoint accompanies Chapter 7 by exploring what it means to be human.

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Chapter 6 Creation

This PowerPoint accompanies Chapter 6 by exploring creation and the existence of evil.

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Chapter 4 The Holy Trinity

This PowerPoint accompanies Chapter 4 by exploring the central mystery of the Catholic faith: the Trinity.

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Chapter 3 God the Father

This PowerPoint follows along with the concepts presented in Chapter 3 of The Old Testament and the Trinity.

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Chapter 2 The Bible: God’s Plan for Salvation

This PowerPoint follows along with the concepts presented in Chapter 2 of The Old Testament and the Trinity.

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Chapter 1 Revelation, Sacred Scripture, and Sacred Tradition

This PowerPoint follows along with the concepts presented in Chapter 1 of The Old Testament and the Trinity.

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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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Introduction to Salvation History

This supplemental PowerPoint accompanies Unit 1 by providing an introduction to Salvation History.

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God’s Presence in Nature

This supplemental PowerPoint summarizes Unit 1 by discussing how God reveals himself to us through nature.

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Finding God and Being Found by God

This supplemental PowerPoint summarizes Unit 1 by discussing how God reveals himself to us.

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Divine Revelation

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 1, Chapter 3 by exploring how God has revealed Himself to us through Jesus Christ, Scripture, and Tradition.

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Natural Revelation

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 1, Chapter 2 by exploring how God is revealed to us in the beauty and perfection of His creation.

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The Desire to Know God

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 1, Chapter 1 by exploring our desire to know God and how best to do so.

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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 2

This handout presents two project possibilities to assess student understanding of the concepts learned in Unit 2.

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Mind Map: From the Spoken Word to the Written Word

This Mind Map helps students to organize and brainstorm ideas about friends, school, sports, and family.

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Journal Entry: Inspiration

This is a journal prompt which asks students to reflect on times when they have been given advice.

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Vocabulary for Unit 2

This is a list of terms and definitions to be covered in Unit 2.

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Unit 2 Preassessment: "Meet Me in the Middle" Concepts

This preassessment lists many key concepts to be covered in Unit 2.

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Learning about Learning

This is a self-evaluation to help students reflect on their learning during Unit 1.

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Rubrics for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 1

This is the rubric to evaluate student’s final projects for Unit 1.

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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 1

This handout provides two project possibilities to assess student understanding of the concepts covered in Unit 1.

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Creating a Triptych

This is a description for an art project where students express the relationship between Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.

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The Socratic Seminar

This handout provides a set of guidelines and instructions to help students successfully participate in a Socratic seminar.

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God’s Presence in Nature

This assignment helps students to create a poem of praise about an object in nature.

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Responding to God’s Invitation: Exemplary Models

This project asks students to research an exemplary model of what it means to be the best person that God created each of us to be.

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I Am . . .

This is a project description that asks students to create a poster as they explore their identity.

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Vocabulary for Unit 1

This is a list of terms and definitions for Unit 1.

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Unit 1 Preassessment: Knowing God

This preassessment poses questions about how students have come to know God.

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Primary Source Reader Correlations

This is a list of articles and other sources to accompany student learning as they discover who is Jesus Christ.

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Our Response to Jesus

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 5, Chapter 16, by discussing what our response to Jesus is as we pursue eternal life with Him.

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Jesus Reveals Our Call to Holiness

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 4, Chapter 12, by discussing our call to holiness as told by Jesus’ parables and teachings.

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We Are Children of God

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 4, Chapter 11, by discussing God’s plan for each of us as His children.

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Jesus Reveals Our Inherent Dignity

<p>This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 4, Chapter 10, by discussing the inherent dignity of all life as shown to us by Jesus.</p>

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Jesus Reveals a Vision of Authentic Humanity

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 4, Chapter 9, by discussing Jesus’ example of what it means to live as a perfect human being.

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Jesus and the Church

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 3, Chapter 8, by discussing Jesus’ presence in Church history and today.

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The Two Natures of Jesus: Human and Divine

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 3, Chapter 7, by discussing the society and life of Jesus and how it these related to the nature of his humanity and divinity.

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The Incarnation

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 3, Chapter 6, by discussing the Incarnation, which brought about the full connection of humanity and divinity.

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Discovering God in Creation

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 2, Chapter 4, by discussing the revelation of God through creation, prayer, and the saints.

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Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 2, Chapter 4, by discussing the revelation of God through Scripture and Tradition.

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The God-Human Relationship

<p>This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 2, Chapter 3, by discussing the relationship between God and humans.</p>

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The Development of Trinitarian Doctrine

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 1, Chapter 2, by discussing the development of Trinitarian Doctrine in the early church.

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God Is One: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

This PowerPoint accompanies Unit 1, Chapter 1 by discussing the mystery of the Trinity.

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What Is Faith?

This PowerPoint reflects on faith and how it ties in with religion and beliefs.

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Being Human

This PowerPoint reflects on what it means to be human and uses Jesus as the model of how to live well.

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The Parables of Jesus

This PowerPoint presents images of some of Jesus’ parables and asks students to reflect on and recall each one.

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The Greatest Commandment

This PowerPoint looks at the Greatest Commandment and how it summarizes all of Jesus’ teachings.

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God’s Existence

This PowerPoint presents common questions and doubts about the existence of God before showing the way to sources that provide guidance.

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Finding God, Being Found by God

This PowerPoint explores the ways we look for God and the numerous places God reveals himself to us.

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Mystery of the Trinity: God Is Three-in-One

This PowerPoint identifies the three persons of the Trinity.

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The Development of Catholic Trinitarian Theology

This PowerPoint covers the development of Trinitarian Theology during the early church.

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The Trinity: Unpacking the Nicene Creed

This PowerPoint reflects on the statements of faith in the Trinity found in the Nicene Creed.

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Introducing the Trinity: Central Mystery of Faith

This PowerPoint provides an introduction to the mystery of the Trinity in the Catholic faith.

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Rubrics for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 5

This is the evaluation tool for the two final-project possibilities for Unit 5.

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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 5

This handout lists two final-project possibilities for Unit 5.

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New Testament References to Eternal Life

This handout lists Scripture passages to be read by students that reference eternal life and how Jesus makes it possible for us to attain it.

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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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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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Vocabulary for Unit 5

A list of terms and definitions to be learned in Unit 5.

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Unit 5 Preassessment

This preassessment for Unit 5 asks students to identify how faith, religion, discipleship, and prayer are important to their relationship with God.

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Rubrics for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 4

A rubric to assess the two final project options for Unit 4.

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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 4

This handout provides two project options that allow students to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts learned in Unit 4.

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Reflection on the Greatest Commandments and the Judgment of the Nations

This handout challenges students to reflect on the application of the greatest commandment in their own lives.

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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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What It Means to Be Human

This handout helps students list characteristics that come from society and from Jesus’ teachings that describe what it means to be human.

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Vocabulary for Unit 4

A list of terms and definitions for Unit 4.

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Unit 4 Preassessment

This preassessment asks students to complete phrases about the concepts to be covered in Unit 4.

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Rubrics for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 3

This is the rubric for two projects designed to assess student understanding of the concepts presented in Unit 3.

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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 3

This handout presents two projects to assess student understanding of the concepts presented in Unit 3.

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Faith in Action

This handout challenges students to create a poster representing the ways they participate in Jesus’ mission to serve others.

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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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Getting to Know Mary

Students look up various Bible passages to create an understanding of who Mary was.

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Vocabulary for Unit 3

This is a list of terms and definitions to be learned and used in Unit 3.

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Unit 3 Preassessment

This preassessment identifies student understanding of the concepts to be presented in Unit 3.

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Rubrics for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 2

This rubric evaluates the two final-project possibilities for Unit 2.

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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 2

This handout presents two final-project possibilities for Unit 2.

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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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God’s Revelation through Sacred Scripture

This handout provides an outline for students to record key points taught by other groups from this section.

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Vocabulary for Unit 2

This is a list of words and definitions to be learned throughout Unit 2.

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Unit 2 Preassessment

This preassessment helps students identify what they know and want to know about concepts from Unit 2.

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Learning about Learning

This handout asks a series of questions to help students reflect on and evaluate the learning in a particular unit.

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Rubrics for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 1

This is a rubric to assess the final project options for Unit 1.

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Final Performance Tasks for Unit 1

Two possible projects to assess student understanding of concepts learned in Unit 1.

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My Key Relationships

This handout provides a chart for students to list key relationships that are from their church, community, family, and friends.

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The Nicene Creed and Commentary

This handout breaks down the Nicene Creed line-by-line and gives each a brief explanation and commentary.

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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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Unit 1 Preassessment

This preassessment for Unit 1 guides students to reflect on their previous knowledge of and what they would like to learn about the Trinity.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 14

A lesson plan for lesson 14 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 13

A lesson plan for lesson 13 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 12

A lesson plan for lesson 12 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 11

A lesson plan for lesson 11 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 10

A lesson plan for lesson 10 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 9

A lesson plan for lesson 9 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 8

A lesson plan for lesson 8 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 6

A lesson plan for lesson 6 in the Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 5

A lesson plan for lesson 5 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 4

A lesson plan for lesson 4 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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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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Jesus' Priorities

An individual worksheet where students rank the priority Jesus placed on certain values in his ministry

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A Reference Guide to the Gospel Story

A partial list of scripture references for Jesus’ miracles, parables, important teachings, and life events

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Isaiah: The Peaceable Kingdom Is Coming!

This handout offers a brief look at the use of Isaiah’s visions of the kingdom during Advent.

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Eucharist

This prayer reflects on the true meaning of receiving and living the Eucharist.

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The Mission of the Church

Jesus has just risen from the tomb. Although you and all the other Christians are overjoyed, you now have to decide what to do. You are one of the followers who has been with Jesus for more than two years. …

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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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"In the Beginning Was the Word"

The Incarnation, a core doctrine of Christianity, states that in Jesus Christ, God became fully human while remaining fully divine. In the Gospel of John, chapter 1, verses 1 through 18, we see one of the earliest expressions of that …

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Images of Jesus

The chart below contains several phrases that the textbook uses to describe Jesus. Take a few minutes to study these phrases, and place a check mark to the left of the one or two that most closely match your own …

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Correlation to Curriculum Framework

Correlation to Curriculum Framework Course III: The Mission of Jesus Christ (The Paschal Mystery) from The Paschal Mystery: Christ’s Mission of Salvation.

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Correlation to Curriculum Framework

Correlation to Curriculum Framework Course II: Who Is Jesus Christ? from Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.

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Correlation to Curriculum Framework

Correlation to Curriculum Framework Course IV: Jesus Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church from The Church: Christ in the World Today.

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The Paschal Mystery

A personal reflection on how Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and ascension save us from sin and death and bring us to new life in him.

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Jesus’ Unconditional Love

A personal story about turning to Jesus for help and loving others unconditionally, just as Jesus loves us.

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Advent in 2 Minutes

A quick, two-minute video from Busted Halo that explains why we celebrate Advent and wait to celebrate Christmas.

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Holy Week in Two Minutes

This two-minute video from Busted Halo describes the final week of Lent that we spend preparing for Easter.

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Chapter 24 Summary: End Things: Heaven and Hell

A summary of Chapter 24, End Things: Heaven and Hell from the Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition.

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Life Issues B Summary: Friends in Jesus

A summary of Life Issues B: Friends in Jesus from the Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition.

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Chapter 16 Activity: Symbols of the Resurrection

One of the symbols the Church uses to represent Christ’s Resurrection is the lily. This beautiful white flower comes to life in the spring, reborn from a lifeless bulb. It resembles a trumpet, an instrument used to announce important news, …

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Chapter 16 Summary: The Resurrection of Jesus

A summary of Chapter 16, The Resurrection of Jesus from the Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition.

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Chapter 15 Activity: Symbols of Jesus’ Suffering

Decorate the cross shape below with symbols that represent Jesus’ suffering and death. Refer to the Stations of the Cross on page 165 in the handbook. Choose two of the symbols you have drawn. Tell why you chose each symbol …

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Chapter 15 Summary: The Death of Jesus

A summary of Chapter 15, The Death of Jesus from the Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition.

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Chapter 14 Activity: Jesus Heals

Match column A with column B to complete the sentences about Jesus’ healing ministry.

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Chapter 14 Summary: Jesus Heals

A summary of Chapter 14, Jesus Heals from the Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition.

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Chapter 13 Summary: Jesus Teaches

A summary of Chapter 13, Jesus Teaches from the Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition.

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Chapter 12 Summary: The Birth of Jesus

A summary of Chapter 12, The Birth of Jesus from the Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition.

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Chapter 11 Activity: Jesus Christ, True God and True Man

Recall times when you received unexpected good news, either of an everyday nature—such as getting a better grade than you expected on a test—or on a far bigger, perhaps life-changing, scale. Describe an example of each of these types of …

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Chapter 11 Summary: Jesus Christ, True God and True Man

A summary of Chapter 11, Jesus Christ, True God and True Man from the Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition.

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Chapter 10 Summary: The Bible: The Prophets

A summary of Chapter 10, The Bible: The Prophets from the Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition.

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Fall in Love With God

A personal story about being intentional about our Christian discipleship.

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Find the Source of Salvation

A personal story about the mission of the Church to share the good news of salvation with others.

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Chapter 11

A PowerPoint on The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition Chapter 11, Jesus’ Resurrection.

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Chapter 10

A PowerPoint on The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition Chapter 10, Jesus’ Death.

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Chapter 9

A PowerPoint on The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition Chapter 9, Jesus’ Message and Mission.

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Chapter 8

A PowerPoint on The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition Chapter 8, Jesus Christ: True God and True Man.

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Chapter 7

A PowerPoint on The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition Chapter 7, The Promise of a Messiah.

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Chapter 5

A PowerPoint on The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition Chapter 5, God Our Father.

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Chapter 2

A PowerPoint on The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition Chapter 2, Knowing God: Reason and Revelation.

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Chapter 11 Activities

Activities for Chapter 11 Jesus’ Resurrection, including a core activity, core activity extension, and additional activities.

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Chapter 10 Activities

Activities for Chapter 10 Jesus’ Death, including a core activity, core activity extension, and additional activities.

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Chapter 9 Activities

Activities for Chapter 9 Jesus’ Message and Mission, including a core activity, core activity extension, and additional activities.

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Chapter 8 Activities

Activities for Chapter 8 Jesus Christ: True God and True Man, including a core activity, core activity extension, and additional activities.

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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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Handout: A Week That Shook the World

The events of Jesus’ crucifixion.

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Called to Share the Mission of Jesus

Questions about how we can imitate Jesus’ example in the way we interact with others.

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Handout: The Answer Is

Questions about Jesus’ life and ministry.

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Jesus and Forgiveness

Questions about Scripture verses that talk about forgiveness and salvation.

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Lesson 11 Summary

The lesson learning objectives and content summary for Lesson 11, Jesus’ Resurrection.

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A Week That Shook the World

The events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion.

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Lesson 10 Summary

The lesson learning objectives and content summary for Lesson 10, Jesus’ Death.

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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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Lesson 9 Summary

The lesson learning objectives and content summary for Lesson 9, Jesus’ Message and Mission.

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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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Lesson 8 Summary

The lesson learning objectives and content summary for Lesson 8, Jesus Christ: True God and True Man.

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Lesson 7 Summary

The lesson learning objectives and content summary for Lesson 7, The Promise of a Messiah.

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Lesson 5 Summary

The lesson learning objectives and content summary for Lesson 5, God our Father.

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Lesson 4 Summary

The lesson learning objectives and content summary for Lesson 4, Faith.

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Lesson 3 Summary

The lesson learning objectives and content summary for Lesson 3, The Bible’s Big Picture.

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Lesson 2 Summary

The lesson learning objectives and content summary for Lesson 2, Knowing God: Reason and Revelation.

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Beliefs Practices and Attitudes

The beliefs, practices, and attitudes of the Catholic faith.

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Chapter 39

A PowerPoint on Chapter 39 about the Lord’s Prayer.

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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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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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The Passion of Jesus Christ According to John

The narrative of Jesus’ passion according to the Gospel of John.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 3

A rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 3 focusing on the Paschal Mystery, the Holy Spirit and the Church, and the mission of the Church. The options include exploring one important ministry in a diverse Church, creating …

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Final Performance Task Options

The final performance task options for Unit 3 focusing on the Paschal Mystery, the Holy Spirit and the Church, and the mission of the Church. The options include exploring one important ministry in a diverse Church, creating a poster comparing …

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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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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks in Unit 2

Rubric for grading the final performance tasks for Unit 2 focusing on faith, the Trinity, the Kingdom of God, and creation in the image of God. The options include writing a personal creed, creating a Holy Trinity play, or exploring …

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 2

Options of final performance tasks for Unit 2 focusing on faith, the Trinity, the Kingdom of God, and creation in the image of God. The options include writing a personal creed, creating a Holy Trinity play, or exploring three Kingdom …

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge

Answer the following questions, which reflect specific beliefs contained within the Apostle’s Creed. If you are uncertain about your answer, write the letter “U” next to it. If you have no knowledge of a particular topic, leave the space blank.

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Vocabulary for Unit 2

A list of vocabulary words for Unit 2 including Annunciation, Blessed Trinity, church, Creation, creed, disciple, ecumenism, evangelist, faith, Gospel, Incarnation, Kingdom of God, Messiah, ministry, Original Sin, parable, Paschal Mystery, salvation, stewardship, and Theotokos.

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Aquinas’s Five Proofs for the Existence of God

The Summa Theologica is a famous work written by Saint Thomas Aquinas between AD 1265 and 1274. It is divided into three main parts and presents reasoning for almost all core Christian beliefs. The Summa Theologica is well known for …

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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 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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In Mary's Voice

A reading that tells the story of Mary’s relationship with Jesus through her perspective.

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Images of Jesus

A worksheet that has students describe what Jesus is like and why.

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The Images of Jesus Book

Read through the passages below, and select seven you like best. Create a booklet of drawings around the seven images you chose from the readings. Using copies of the handout, “Images of Jesus” (Document #: TX003029), fill in the missing …

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The Last Words of Jesus

Read the following seven passages from Scripture, which each contain one of the seven last words (meaning phrases or statements) of Jesus. Create a song title for each Scripture passage, expressing what you think these last statements meant to Jesus. …

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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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Loaves and Fishes: A Game of Feeding Others

A game that involves reading Scripture passages, answering questions, and making your way through a maze.

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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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Jesus the Good Shepherd

Locate the following passages in the Bible. Write each verse on the lines provided.

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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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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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Footprints

Footprints in the sand poem.

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Vocal Prayer, Meditation, and Contemplation

A PowerPoint that defines and discusses vocal prayer, meditation, and contemplation as ways of discerning God’s will.

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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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Being versus Doing

A scripture passage from the Gospel of Luke about Martha and Mary is read along with a commentary, and is followed by large group discussion questions.

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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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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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Thirsty Jesus

A short video on how Jesus' thirst on the cross was in accordance with the Scriptures.

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Sermon on the Mount

A short video that takes a look at how Jesus may have delivered his sermon on the mount.

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Water into Wine

A short video that touches on Jesus' miracle of turning water into wine.

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Video: The Famous Verse

A short explanation of John 3:16, discussing justification by faith versus salvation as a gift.

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The Green Verse

A video on the order of the universe.

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Creation and Science

A short video about the theological and scientific views on creation.

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How Can God be in Purgatory and Hell at the Same Time?

A brief explanation of God's presence, or lack thereof, in Purgatory and Hell.

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Avoiding Arrogance While Evangelizing

A video on how to share the truth of the faith.

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The Lord’s Prayer in Our Town

A video that explains the meaning and importance of the Lord's Prayer, and shows interviews with teen athletes who pray the Lord's Prayer as a team before sports games.

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Faith, Hope, and Love

A short video on the virtue of faith.

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Is Purgatory a Physical Place?

A brief discussion on Purgatory, and if it is a physical place.

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The Violence of Capital Punishment

Sr. Helen Prejean discusses the violence of capital punishment.

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Sacraments Rap

An entertaining video where the sacraments are briefly explained in a rap song.

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Private Revelation

A reading taken from the Vatican document "The Message of Fatima", published by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The author is Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict XVI.

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Student Notes for Unit 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A worksheet on the main ideas of several articles found in Unit 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible."

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Student Notes for Unit 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A worksheet that outlines the main ideas of several articles from Unit 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible."

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Universal Mission

A short video on the universal mission of the Church.

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Christmas In a Nutshell

A video on the true meaning of Christmas.

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Science and the Existence of God

A short video on how new discoveries in science are pointing to God.

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Cloistered: God’s Women of Steel

A short video that offers a glimpse into cloistered life.

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Martyrdom

An excellent video on what it means to be a martyr.

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When You Recite the Creed

A short video on why you shouldn't just say the Creed, you should pray the Creed.

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The Second Vatican Council

A brief overview of the Second Vatican Council.

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What Do Catholics Believe About Jesus?

A short video on the Catholic understanding of Jesus Christ.

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The Most Powerful Prayer We Have

A short video on the powerful prayer of the sign of the cross.

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How Can God be Three in One?

A short video on the Trinity.

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Selfless Love

A short video on selfless love.

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Crossword Puzzle: Fall from Grace

A crossword puzzle activity on the Fall.

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Podcasts on Prayer

A worksheet where students are asked to create a series of teen-friendly podcasts about prayer.

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Good Friday Intercessions

A handout that guides students through writing their own Good Friday intercessions.

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Partner Mix-and-Match

An activity where students work with a partner to complete Scripture passages.

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Forms and Expressions of Prayer

A listing of several forms and expressions of prayer.

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Sacrificial Love in Jesus' Ministry

A worksheet where students are asked to read a Scripture passage, identify the type of suffering that Jesus risks or endures, and answer several questions regarding sacrifice and suffering.

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Catholic Mission and Volunteer Organizations

A worksheet where students are asked to research a mission or volunteer organization and answer several questions about their findings.

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Fellow Prophets, Pray for Us

A short prayer service asking the Lord to grant us the gifts of the prophets before us.

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Our Beliefs about Eternal Life

Use the information found in articles 32 and 33 of the student book to complete this worksheet.

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Visual Meditation on the Ascension

A visual meditation using an image of the Ascension.

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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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Resurrection Passages

Several Resurrection passages from Scripture.

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Modern-Day Martyrs: Redemptive Love in Action

An activity where students will learn about the lives of several modern-day martyrs, draw connections between the lives of these people and the life and death of Jesus, and explore what the witness of martyrs, from the time of Jesus …

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Passion Passages

Scripture passages from all four Gospels on the Passion of Jesus Christ.

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Jesus’ Healing Miracles

A worksheet where students are asked to look at Scripture passages that focus on Jesus’ healing miracles.

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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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A Mystery of Light

An assignment that asks students to conduct an online search to find images of one of the Luminous Mysteries found on the chart in their textbooks.

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Exploring the National Shrine

A worksheet asking students to discover more about the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception by visiting their website.

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Using the Lectionary to Understand How God’s Ancient Promises Are Fulfilled in Jesus

An activity that uses the Lectionary to understand how God’s ancient promises are fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

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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 Goodness, Blessedness, and Beauty of the Created World

A reflection worksheet on the goodness, blessedness, and beauty of the created world.

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Exploring Symbolic Language and Religious Truth

A worksheet looking at the figurative/symbolic language found in Genesis Chapters 1-3, and the possible meanings of the figurative/symbolic language.

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Getting to Know Jesus

A partner activity on getting to know Jesus through Scriptural accounts of his miracles.

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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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Vocabulary for Unit 4

Vocabulary terms, and their definitions, for Unit 4 of The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth Teacher Guide.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 4

An evaluation rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 4 of The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth Teacher Guide.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 4

Several final performance tasks options for Unit 4 of The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth Teacher Guide.

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My Understanding of the Mission of Jesus Christ

A worksheet on students’ understandings of the mission of Jesus Christ.

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Vocabulary for Unit 3 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth”

Vocabulary terms and definitions for Unit 3 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth.”

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 3 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth”

An evaluation rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 3 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth.”

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 3 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth”

Several final performance task options for Unit 3 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth.”

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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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Who Is Jesus?

An activity where students rate their level of agreement on statements about Jesus.

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Vocabulary for Unit 2 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth”

Vocabulary terms and definitions for Unit 2 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth.”

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 2 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth”

An evaluation rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 2 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth.”

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 2 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth”

Several final performance task options for Unit 2 of “The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth.”

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What Do I Know About Catholicism?

An assignment where students test their knowledge of Catholicism.

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Where Is Your Faith Life Right Now?

A wrap-up activity for Section 5 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible,” on where your Faith life is right now.

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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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Mapping the Beatific Vision

A homework assignment where students are asked to create a mind map of details about the Beatific Vision, from Section 5 Part 4 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Evangelizing or Proselytizing?

A homework assignment on evangelizing and proselytizing, from Section 5 Part 3 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Catholic Social Teaching Themes

A list of Catholic Social Teaching themes that can be used in conjunction with a homework assignment, from Section 5 Part 3 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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The Lord's Prayer

An activity on the Lord’s Prayer, from section 5 Part 2 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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Prayers of Praise

A homework assignment where students can use a template to create their own prayers of praise, from Section 5 Part 2 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Faith and Religion Venn Diagram

A homework assignment using a faith and religion Venn Diagram, from Section 5 Part 1 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Summary of Jesus' Revelation of God's Plan

A wrap-up summary of Jesus’ Revelation of God’s plan, from Section 4 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Reflection on the Greatest Commandments

A reflective homework assignment on the greatest Commandments, from Section 4 Part 4 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Core Elements of a Parable

A homework assignment on the core elements of a parable, from Section 4 Part 4 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Applying Jesus' Teachings from the Sermon on the Mount

A listing of Scripture verses to use with the homework assignment on applying Jesus’ teaching from the Sermon on the Mount, from Section 4 Part 4 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Telling a Story of Baptism

A homework assignment on telling a story of Baptism, from Section 4 Part 3 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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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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"Being Human" Bingo

A fun bingo game on “being human,” from Section 4 Part 1 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Jesus' Ministry

An activity on Jesus’ Ministry, from Section 4 Part 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible."

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Loving One Another and All Creation

A homework assignment on loving one another and all creation.

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Wrap-up: A Graphic Novel or Playlist, from Section 3 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A section wrap-up activity where students create a graphic novel or playlist.

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Jesus and the Church

A worksheet from Section 3 Part 3 of Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible that asks students to summarize three key points, or items to take away, from each listed article.

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Mapping the Marks of the Church, from Section 3 Part 3 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A homework assignment on mapping the Marks of the Church.

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The Life and Times of Jesus, from Section 3 Part 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A homework assignment on the life and times of Jesus.

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Research Ideas for the Life and Times of Jesus, from Section 3 Part 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

Several research ideas for projects and activities on the life and times of Jesus.

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Getting to Know Mary, from Section 3 Part 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A partner activity where Scripture passages are used to get to know Mary.

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The Incarnation Unites God and Humanity, from Section 3 Part 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A homework assignment on how the Incarnation unites God and humanity.

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Homework: Experiencing Good News, Then and Now, from Section 3 Part 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A homework assignment on experiencing the Good News, then and now.

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Tradition and the Passing On of God's Revelation, from Section 2 Part 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A fill-in-the-blank exercise on Tradition and the passing on of God’s Revelation.

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Interviewing an Adult Who Has a Personal Relationship with Jesus, from Section 2 Part 1 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

How to conduct an interview with an adult who has a personal relationship with Jesus, including appropriate questions to ask.

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A Brochure about the Trinity in Everyday Life

A wrap-up activity for Section 1 of “Jesus Christ: God’s Love Made Visible.”

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Activity: Heretical or True, from Section 1 Part 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible"

A worksheet on the truthfulness of certain statement using proof from the Nicene Creed.

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The Development of Catholic Trinitarian Theology from Section 1 Part 2 of "Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible."

A homework assignment on the development of Catholic Trinitarian theology.

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Mapping the Trinity

A homework assignment on mapping the Trinity.

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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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Analyzing Artistic Depictions of the Book of Glory

A group activity where students analyze the artistic depictions of the Book of Glory.

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Old Testament Themes and Images in John's Prologue

A worksheet on the Old Testament themes and images in the prologue of the Gospel of John.

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Exploring John's Christology

A worksheet where the critical questioning method is used to explore John’s Christology.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 5 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ”

An evaluation rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 5 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ.”

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 5 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ”

Several final performance task options for Unit 5 of “The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ.”

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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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The Structure of John's Gospel

A PowerPoint presentation on the structure of the Gospel of John.

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Jesus and Judaism

An article on Jesus and Judaism.

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What's in a Name? The Dynamism of the Eucharist

A PowerPoint presentation on the dynamism of the Eucharist.

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Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Eucharist Part I

A preassessment exercise on students’ knowledge of the Eucharist: Part I.

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The Social Dimension of the Paschal Mystery

A PowerPoint presentation on the social dimension of the Paschal Mystery.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 1

Options for final performance tasks for Unit 1 of "The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ."

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Life, a Precious Gift

A PowerPoint presentation on the precious gift of life.

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Finding Your Way

A PowerPoint presentation on finding your way.

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The Lenten Scrutinies

A PowerPoint presentation on the Lenten Scrutinies.

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The Gift of Freedom

A PowerPoint Presentation on the gift of freedom.

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God's Plan

A PowerPoint presentation on "God's Plan" 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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Rubric for Final Performace Tasks for Unit 3

A rubric for final performance tasks for Unit 3 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Gospel Reflection on Sin and Salvation

A Gospel reflection 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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Visual Representation of the Relationship between Law and Covenant Example

A visual representation of the relationship between law and covenant, from "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Rubric for Final Performace Tasks for Unit 1

A rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 1 of "Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love."

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Final Performance Task for Unit 1

A final performance task for Unit 1 of "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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Understanding by Design

An article on Understanding by Design.

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Introduction to Backward Design

An article introducing Backward Design.

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Blooms Taxonomy and Understanding by Design

An article on Benjamin Bloom's concept of taxonomy and understanding by design.

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The Triumphant Entry

A short clip of Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey.

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Saint Francis De Sales

A short video about Saint Francis De Sales, including an excerpt from his writing.

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Robert Blachford v G.K. Chesterton

A re-enactment of a debate between Robert Blachford and Christian apologist G.K. Chesterton.

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Words of Jesus: Catholic Social Justice - CF

A discussion among Social Justice Activists about their activities and Catholic Social Justice teachings.

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Augustinian Vocation Promotion

A promotional video for the Augustinians which underscores the lifestyle of the members of the order.

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What is Good Friday?

A short clip about the meaning of Good Friday.

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What is Holy Thursday?

A short clip about the meaning of Holy Thursday.

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What is Holy Week?

A short clip about the significance of Holy Week.

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Saint Mother Teresa Film Trailer

An educational glimpse of the life of Saint Mother Teresa.

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Saint Mother Teresa: The Legacy Trailer

An educational glimpse of the life of Saint Mother Teresa.

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Mysteries: Celibacy

A documentary discussing the historical/theological precedents for celibacy.

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Mysteries of the Church: Rosary

A video explaining the origins of The Rosary, what it means, and how it is prayed.

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Mysteries of the Church: EUCHARIST

A documentary that provides: 1) A theological basis for the Eucharist, 2) An explanation of precisely what transpires during the Eucharist, 3) The process by which the bread of the Eucharist is created and 4) An instance of a Eucharistic miracle.

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Mysteries of the Church: EXORCISM

A documentary discussing the traits of a possessed individual and the means by which a priest will exorcise the individual.

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Mysteries of the Church: STIGMATA

Discusses the instances, credibility, and significance of the Stigmata.

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Mysteries of the Church: SIN

A documentary discussing sin, its manifestations, its history, and the ways in which Christianity is a response to it.

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Mysteries of the Church: LENT

A documentary discussing the importance and role of Lent.

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Mysteries of the Church: TRINITY

A film explaining the theology and reality behind the Trinity.

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Mysteries of the Church: GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

An explanation of the various gifts of the Holy Spirit and the way in which they help the church.

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Mysteries of the Church: AFTERLIFE

This documentary discusses conceptions of the afterlife and explains the historical basis for and characteristics of heaven, hell, and purgatory.

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Mysteries of the Church: MARTYRS

A discussion of martyrdom and examples of Christian martyrs.

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Mysteries of the Church: APOCALYPSE

An explanation of the apocalypse as discussed in the book of Revelation.

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Mysteries of the Church: Jesus' Arrest & Trial

A documentary explaining the events surrounding Jesus' arrest and trial.

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Mysteries of the Church: The Early Evangelists

A documentary discussing the early church, its members, and the means by which it expanded. Note: Viewing begins at 1:10.

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Mysteries of the Church: Women in the Church

A documentary discussing the integral and often contentious role of women, past and present, in the Catholic Church. Note: Viewing begins at 1:01.

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Mysteries of the Church: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

A cinematographically excellent documentary explaining in colloquial and relatable language the foundations, similarities and differences of Judaism, Islam and Christianity.

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Mysteries of the Church: Jesus and Art

A cinematographically excellent documentary explaining in colloquial and relatable language the signifiance of art for the representation of Jesus.

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Mysteries of the Church: SACRAMENTS

A great, simple summary of the seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church

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Finding Meaning: Applying Gospel Values at Work

A discussion among Notre Dame staff regarding ways in which we can live gospel values while working.

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Franciscan Friars Vocations Video

A short video explaining the basic philosophy and lifestyle of Franciscan Friars.

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C.S. Lewis: From Theism to Christianity

A brief video explaining the conversion of C.S. Lewis.

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Order of Friars Preachers: Dominicans

A promotional video containing the history and mission of the Dominicans, as well as interviews with young and old Dominicans.

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Saint Paul of Tarsus

A look at the life and ministry of Saint Paul.

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The Easter story animated 3/3 - Jesus is Alive

A short series using cartoons to depict the story of Jesus' death and resurrection.

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The Easter Story Animated 2/3 - The Death of Jesus

A short series using cartoons to depict the story of Jesus' death and resurrection.

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The Easter Story Animated 1/3 - Jesus is Nailed to a Cross

A short series using cartoons to depict the story of Jesus' death and resurrection.

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Lifehouse's Everything Skit

"Everything" Skit

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What Is Discipleship?

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a brief introduction to the concept of discipleship as the Christian vocation.

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The Church, Social Ethics, and Politics

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a great introduction to the Church, social ethics and politics in the United States.

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Discipleship versus Citizenship

This is a short article from the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the differences between citizenship and discipleship.

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Four Marks - PowerPoint

<p>This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It explores in detail the four marks of the Church: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic.</p>

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Key Concepts of Church - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the origin, mission, and features of the Catholic Church, from the time of the Apostles to today.

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Bible Covenants - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It explains the difference between covenant and contract, reviews the 5 major covenants in the Old Testament, and discusses the New Covenant in Christ.

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Evangelization: Rally for the Gospel

This short article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It describes evangelization preaching as a sort of pep rally for the Gospel and discusses the need for all types of people to get involved in evangelization efforts.

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The Church as the Body of Christ and Sacrament

This article is from the Living in Christ Series. It offers an overview of two images of the Catholic Church: the Church as the Body of Christ, and the Church as a Sacrament.

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The Marks of the Church

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the 4 marks of the Catholic Church: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic.

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The Holy Spirit

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a brief introduction to the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 2

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a guide for assessing students on projects that communicate key ideas about the Catholic Church, especially its scriptural basis and origin.

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The Essential Goodness of God's Creation and of Humanity

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the problem of evil, original sin, human freedom and the goodness of God's creation.

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The Church

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Mercy Today - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a reflection on the Gospel of Matthew and the Corporal Works of Mercy.

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Key Events in the Life of Jesus - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a series of questions, answers and explanations of various key moments in Jesus' life in the New Testament.

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The Mystery of Suffering - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. Rather than a philosophical or theological discussion of the mystery of suffering, this resource asks students to meditate and think about Jesus' example of suffering for people he loves.

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Habakkuk - PowerPoint

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The Ascension in Art - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students reflect on numerous works of art depicting Jesus' Ascension into Heaven, highlighting what the artist may have wanted to communicate through certain styles, colors, and perspectives.

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Symbols of the Paschal Mystery - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It uses vivid images to discuss the various signs and symbols that represent the Paschal Mystery. Students are asked to reflect on why a certain symbol is significant.

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The Last Supper - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can participate and enter into the scene of the Last Supper through images and acting.

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What the Incarnation Is and Is Not - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a number of statements about common ideas or misconceptions about the Incarnation. Students can answer 'true' or 'false', following which, the teacher or catechist can explain the correct answer.

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Psalm 139 Meditation - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a meditation on Psalm 139, using pictures and verses from Scripture.

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Effects of Grace - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It presents information on the effects of sin and the effects of grace on human relationships with God, others, and self.

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The Goodness, Blessedness, and Beauty of the Created World

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can answer short questions about the beauty of the created world and the presence of God within it.

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"Jesus' Ascension" Word Search

Please note that this document is only available as a PDF.

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Written Conversations

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It explains the use of written conversations to facilitate classroom learning and dialogue.

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Critical Questioning Method of Engaging with Texts

This article is from the Living in Christ Series. It discusses methods for encouraging students to engage texts they are reading on a deeper level to benefit their learning and the classroom dialogue. This worksheet is helpful for students who …

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Sharing in the Ministry of Jesus: Priest, Prophet, and King

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Groups of students can answer questions about Jesus as Priest, Prophet or King and reflect on models and characteristics of these distinct but related ministries.

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Reflection Questions: The Call to Holiness

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on what it means to be holy and how to grow in holiness through these series of questions.

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The Prodigal Son A Story of Conversion

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on and answer questions about the conversion of the Prodigal Son.

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Vocabulary for Unit 8

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 8

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a guide for assessing students on projects about the Paschal Mystery, especially the role of community and member of the Church to live out their call to …

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 8

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers various project ideas for students who are or have been studying the Paschal Mystery, especially with regard to discipleship, vocation, and holiness.

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What Makes a Person Holy?

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students must think critically about what habits make a person holy.

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Service and Justice: A Conversion of Heart

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses 5 stages in introducing service learning to a classrooom setting.

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Called to Holiness: Holiness in Modern Church Teaching

This article from the Living in Christ Series discusses holiness: what it is, who is called, and how to live it out. Both the Church and the people in it are holy.

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Taize Prayer

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can work in groups to prepare various aspects of a Taize prayer service.

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Heroes of Prayer

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to research and answer questions about a "Hero of Prayer", including doubt they experienced and prayers they used.

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The Interview

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can use it to prepare for their assignment to interview a brother or sister in the monastic life.

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Prayers of Praise

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can fill in the spaces with personal prayers of praise and thanksgiving to God.

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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.

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Praying with and for the Suffering Body of Christ

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can research, present on, and pray for various countries in need.

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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.

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Partner Mix and Match

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students must match various scripture passages whose beginning and end are on separate sheets.

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Vocabulary for Unit 7

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 7

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a guide for assessing students on projects about the Paschal Mystery, focusing especially one's relationship with God through prayer and community.

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Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience

This article is from the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience that all religious take as part of their vocation.

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Reflections on Suffering

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on their experiences of and response to suffering through this series of though-provoking questions.

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Catholic Mission and Volunteer Organizations

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can research various Catholic volunteer and missionary organizations in order to find out more about the lifestyle, mission, history and spirituality of the organization.

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Redemptive Suffering in the Ministry of Jesus

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students must look up various scripture passages referring to Jesus' suffering and answer questions about the scenario and the significance of redemptive suffering.

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Vocabulary for Unit 6

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 6

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a guide for assessing students on projects about the Paschal Mystery, especially the themes of suffering, redemption, grace, and the model of Jesus.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 6

This resource is from the Living in Christ Series. It offers various project ideas for students who have recently studied the Paschal Mystery, especially the themes of redemptive suffering and grace.

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Common Beliefs about Suffering

This activity allows students to reflect on a series of questions about human suffering and God's participation in it. They can agree or disagree with various statements of commonly held beliefs about suffering.

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Treating Sensitive Topics

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses and gives tips on how to approach sensitive topics in a classroom environment.

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Understanding Suffering

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It gives a thorough introduction to the concept of suffering in the Bible using scripture passages.

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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.

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Ministries Small Group Liturgy Preparation

This article is from the Living in Christ Series. Teachers may use this resource to organize students into group to plan and reflect on various parts of the liturgy of the Mass.

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Why We Go to Mass Reflection and Discussion Questions

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to reflect on and discuss the significance of the Mass through these questions.

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Research on the Sacraments

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a chart to fill in various question and key points in discussing the Sacraments, and serves as good preparation for students doing research.

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Prayer to the Holy Spirit

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can offer their own personal prayer for themselves or those in their community to the Holy Spirit.

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Visual Meditation on the Ascension

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may reflect on images of Jesus' Ascension and answer these questions.

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Vocabulary for Unit 5

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 5

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a guide for assessing students on projects covering the main ideas of the Paschal Mystery, especially the institution of the Church and the Sacraments.

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The Eucharistic Prayers

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the Eucharistic prayers historically, theologically, spiritually, pastorally, devotionally, liturgically, cosmically and celestially.

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The Interfaith Classroom

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses techniques and challenges for teaching Catholic themes in an interfaith classroom environment.

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The Powerful Symbol of the Cross

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect the difference between symbols and signs, and do a project to create their own symbol of the Cross.

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The Resurrection Narratives

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can answer questions comparing and contrasting various aspects of the four Gospel accounts of the Resurrection.

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Modern Day Martyrs

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It introduces a project idea for students learning about modern-day martyrs for their faith and religious convictions.

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Redemptive Love in The Spitfire Grill

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can answer questions about the themes and characters in the movie, "The Spitfire Grill".

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Vocabulary for Unit 4

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 4

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. Teachers may use this guide to assess students for communicating key ideas from the Paschal Mystery in a project that the teacher assigns.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 4

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. If offers various project ideas for students who have recently studied the Paschal Mystery and the redemptive nature of Jesus' suffering.

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I Know, I Think I Know, I Want to Know

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can classify information being introduced into categories of their own knowledge level.

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Resurrection: Past and Present Reality

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the significance of the Resurrection, including how it was viewed in ancient Judaism, in the time of Jesus and the early Christians, and its importance for Christians today.

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Written Conversations

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the value of classroom discussions as well as suggesting new styles of this method.

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Political and Religious Structure in Jesus' Time

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers an extensive overview of the political and religious structures and influences at work in Jesus' time.

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The Miracles of Jesus

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can work in groups to look up passages of some of Jesus' miracles and reflect on them together.

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Reading the Parables

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students must look up some of Jesus' parables and answer questions about the analogy and imagery used and the message being given about the Kingdom of God.

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Using Hevruta

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It explains the value of using the Hevruta method of reading and dialogue in the classroom.

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Symbols of Baptism

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It invites students to reflect on the significance of key symbols used in baptism.

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The Baptism of Jesus

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can read the account of Jesus' baptism and answer questions about it.

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Interview Questions about Your Baptism

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students ask the provided to questions to adults who can tell them about the details of that student's baptism. A reflection on the significance of the sacrament is done at …

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Vocabulary for Unit 3

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 3

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a guide for assessing students on projects about the Paschal Mystery, especially the accounts of Jesus' public ministry in the New Testament.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 3

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers project ideas for students who have recently studied the Paschal Mystery, especially the life and ministry of Jesus Christ in the Gospels.

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Understanding Parables

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the parables, including definitions, uses, and interpretations.

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Miracles: Signs of the Kingdom of God

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses miracles as signs of the Kingdom of God, including how to reflect on, interpret and make sense of several examples.

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Word Splash

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses and explains the value of using a Word Splash for classroom learning.

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Hevruta: Learning Together

This article is from the Living in Christ Series. It explains the classroom discussion method of Hevruta, an ancient Jewish practice of reading aloud and discovering that each text has several layers of meaning. It can also be used with …

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The Parable of Juan and the Fishbowl Reflection

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can answer basic, advanced, and highly reflective questions about the story.

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The Parable of Juan and the Fishbowl

This story is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a modern day parable that illustrates the necessity and perfection of the Incarnation. There is a PowerPoint that corresponds as a visual aid to the story.

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Using the Lectionary to Understand How God’s Ancient Promises Are Fulfilled in Jesus

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can use this handout to explore some Old Testament prophecies that find their fulfillment in Jesus Christ.

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God's Covenants with Our Ancestors of Faith

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students look up various Old and New Testament scripture passages to find out more about covenants.

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The Lectionary

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discussese the lectionary and the liturgical year of the Catholic Church.

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Training Students to Read Aloud

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a guide for helping students become comfortable with reading aloud.

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Critical Questioning Method of Engaging with Texts

This article is from the Living in Christ Series. It discusses methods for encouraging students to engage texts they are reading on a deeper level to benefit their learning and the classroom dialogue.

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Using Primary Sources

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the value of using primary source texts in the classroom.

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Redemptive Love: Simon Birch

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students watching the movie "Simon Birch" can use this handout to follow along and reflect on major themes in the film.

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Vocabulary for Unit 2

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 2

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a guide for assessing students for projects on the Paschal Mystery, especially the notion of covenant throughout the New and Old Testaments.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 2

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers ideas for assessing students who have recently studied the Paschal Mystery and salvation history.

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Grace and Redemption in Film

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It asks a series of questions about various characters and themes of grace, redemption and suffering. Suggested movies for this activity include "Amazing Grace" and "Dead Man Walking."

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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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Vocabulary for Unit 1

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 1

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a guide for assessing student projects that communicate some basic ideas of the Paschal Mystery: the Fall, the need for salvation, and the redemptive acts of Jesus Christ.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 1

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers ideas for a final assessment for students who have been learning about the Paschal Mystery.

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Preassessment Statements

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers several statements with which students may agree or disagree as a preassessment tool for teaching the Paschal Mystery.

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Final Synthesis

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers ideas for final projects after students have studied various elements of the Paschal Mystery.

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Liturgy Reflection

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers reflection questions for students to use as prompts when writing papers on the Liturgy.

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Research Component - Liturgy Writing Assignment

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It outlines the guidelines for a research writing assignment in which students reflect on various liturgical seasons.

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Project Overview

This assignment is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers ideas for reflection papers regarding three different liturgical celebrations.

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Semester Long Project

This project idea is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students compile a portolio of written assignments, making observations and reflecting on the Paschal Mystery through the Sacraments.

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Revelation and Discovering God - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses four main ways God reveals Himself to us: through the faith of others, the human intellect, the natural world, and through prayer.

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What is Faith? - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. Using scripture and the Catechism, this resources offers definitions of faith, distinctions between faith, belief and religion, and practical ways to grow in faith.

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Jesus - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It explores the terms Savior and Redeemer, as well as other images used in the New Testament, to understand who Jesus Christ is.

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Being Human - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It asks students to reflect on what it means to be human and how Jesus models the way to live fully alive.

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The Greatest Commandments - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It explores the Greatest Commandments, especially in the way they focus on God, other, agape, and the Ten Commandments.

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The Parables of Jesus - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students reflect on various Gospel parables through works of art that depict them. After viewing the art, students are asked to think about common themes.

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Mary Our Mother - PowerPoint

<p>This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It introduces and familiarizes students with Mary, the Mother of God and Our Mother through images, scripture and reflection questions.</p>

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What Is the Incarnation? - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. Using scripture and the Catechism, this resources discusses what the Incarnation is and why it is important in Christianity.

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Introducing the Trinity: God Is Three-in-One - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses various imagery and scriptural passages that highlight the distinct persons of the Trinity.

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The Development of Catholic Trinitarian Theology - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It gives an overview of the development of Trinitarian theology in the Cathlic Church, including the context and the main heresies to be opposed in the early Church.

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The Trinity: Unpacking the Nicene Creed - PowerPoint

<p>This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. The Trinitarian themes of the Nicene Creed are defined, unpacked and explored by breaking the prayer down and reflecting on smaller statements of faith.</p>

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Introducing the Trinity: Central Mystery of Faith - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. Using imagery, scripture and analogy, it explores the central mystery of the Christian faith: the belief in the Trinity.

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Bibletimelines.org - Interactive Biblical Timelines

An interactive timeline can be found at the above link. It lacks the detail of other timelines; but if one of the events in the timeline is clicked, a large frame of Scripture quotations, some from the Old Testament but most from the Gospels, pops up to describe the event.

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The New American Bible (NAB)

This website, run by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is the official and only online source for the New American Bible translation. It does not have a good search (concordance) feature but it does have podcasts and videos.

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The Paschal Mystery

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers an introduction to the Paschal Mystery including the root of the words, its effects, and theories of how the salvation of mankind precisely transpires through Jesus' suffering, death …

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3 Week Discipleship Integration Plan

This resource is a part of the Living in Christ Series. The 3 Week Discipleship Integration Plan is a helpful tool for setting goals and charting progress in various areas of discipleship.

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Where Have Jesus, Mary, the Apostles, Disciples, and Others Modeled the Ways to Discipleship?

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to reflect on the discipleship modeled by Jesus, Mary, the Apostles, and others.

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Definitions and Application of Theological Terms

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can use this chart to fill in the definiton of various terms, then find a practical application for their life.

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Where Are You Right Now in Your Faith Life?

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to reflect on their own habits and practices in their spiritual journey.

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Portfolio Instruction

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers instruction to students who must put together a portfolio of their readings, writings and assignments from lessons on Jesus and Christology.

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Matthew's Sermon on the Mount

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers an overview of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount through the lens of Matthew's Jewish audience and signifance.

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Student Notes for Unit 8

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can review main ideas from studying Jesus Christ, especially faith and discipleship.

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Cross the Line

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It introduces a method of classroom discussion that is interactive and a part of the bodily-kinesthetic learning method. Students move to indicate their responses to various questions.

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Introduction to Acts of Apostles

This article is from the Living in Christ Series. It offers a great introduction to the New Testament book, The Acts of the Apostles including its structure, flow, and theological themes,

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Faith: Three Definitions

This article is from the Living in Christ Series. It discusses various definitions of faith, the relationships between faith and reason, and faith and religion.

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Discipleship in the New Testament

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the meaning of discipleship in the New Testament, including the Jewish understanding of it, the responsibilities, apostleship, Mark's portrait of the disciples, and a practical application for today.

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Review of Concepts for Jesus Chirst: God's Love Made Visible

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can review key concepts about the person of Jesus Christ.

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Free Will

This article is from the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the relationship between free will and grace, the conscience, character, and human choices.

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Review of Concepts for Jesus Chirst: God's Love Made Visible

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can review the main ideas from studying the person of Jesus Christ in the New Testament.

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Using Venn Diagrams

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the value of using Venn Diagrams for classroom learning.

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Using a Wiki for Group Projects

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the use of Wikis for classroom group projects, including some suggestions and caveats.

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Overview on Jesus' Parables

This article is from the Living in Christ Series. It offers an overview of Jesus' New Testament parables, including the intent, novelty, paradox, and theological and pastoral quality of the stories he told.

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Preparing a Prayer Service

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers step by step details to consider when planning a prayer service.

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Preparing a Prayer Service Sample

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a sample for how to use another LIC resource in order to successfully plan a prayer service.

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Review of Concepts for Jesus Chirst: God's Love Made Visible

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it to review key concepts about the person of Jesus Christ, his disciples, and his mother Mary.

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Mary of Nazareth

This article is from the Living in Christ Series. It offers a great introduction and overview of Mary through scripture and tradition, including Marian liturgical feasts and theological teachings and doctrines.

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The Rosary: A Prayer for All Time

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a great introduction to several aspects of the Rosary.

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Review of Concepts for Jesus Chirst: God's Love Made Visible

This review is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it to review key ideas from studying the person of Jesus Christ.

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A Gallery Walk - Discussion Technique

This article is from the Living in Christ Series. It is an instructional article for teachers to learn how to administer a "Gallery Walk" discussion technique.

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History of the Theology of the Incarnation

This artlice is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers an overview of key types of christology, including exaltation and wisdom christologies. It cites various Church Councils that had a great influence on christological teaching and traditions.

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Life and Times in First Century Palestine

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers an extensive understanding of the lifestyle and cultural contexts of first century Palestine, including family, gender roles, poverty, wealth, and political, economic and religious laws.

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Salvation: Different Theories

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers an overview of some of the main theories of salvation, including the Prophetic, Sacrificial, Ransom, Divinization, Vicarious, Moral Exemplar, and Penal Substitution models.

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The Women Who Followed Jesus

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. In an organized chart, this resource introduces key women in scripture, including their significance and their story, to students.

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Using a Concordance

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers an introduction to using concordances.

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Introduction to the Gospels

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers an introduction to the Gospels in the New Testament, including the formation and the particular christology of each account.

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God Is Love

This article is from the Living in Christ Series. Using Scripture, the Catechism, and various Church Documents, it discusses the Catholic understanding of God as Love.

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Introduction to Revelation

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers an overview and introduction to the Revelation in the Catholic Church, including Natural and Divine Revelation and information the Church Father and the Second Vatican Council.

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The Men Who Followed Jesus

This chart is part of the Living in Christ Series. It outlines the men who followed Jesus, including their names, significance in scripture, and biblical references where they are mentioned.

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Using the Think-Pair-Share Method

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the value of using the Think-Pair-Share Method of classroom learning and discussion.

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Using a Mind Map

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It introduces and explains the concept and method of Mind Maps as a classroom tool.

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Finding God and Being Found by God - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a great introduction to what God desires from humans and why God chooses to reveal Himself to us.

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Using Rubrics to Assess Work

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It explains the value of using rubrics to assess student work.

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Using Final Performance Tasks to Assess Understanding

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the value of using Final Performance Tasks to assess students.

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Review of Concepts for The Church: Christ in the World Today

This review is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can review main ideas from studying the Church and ecclesiology.

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Reading the Bible in Context

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers an overview of the value of understanding the historical and cultural contexts of the Bible while still maintaining its divine authorship and influence.

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Gospel Comparison Chart

This chart helps teachers and students observe the differences between the various contexts, themes, audiences, and time frames of the four Gospels.

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Wonders, Miracles, and Signs in the New Testament

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a helpful, organized look at some of Jesus' wonder, miracles and signs that point to His divinity.

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The New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature

This article is from the Living in Christ Series. It offers an extensive overview of the New Testament, including various types of literature, distinctions among the Gospels, historical context and theological themes.

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Using the Jigsaw Process

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the value of using the Jigsaw Process to facilitate classroom learning and discussion.

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Bible 101: A Basic Introduction to the Word of God

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It gives a basic overview and introduction to Sacred Scripture, including context, inspiration, literary forms, the Old and New Testaments, interpretation, and common myths.

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Learning About Learning

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. It asks students to reflect on their responses, likes, and dislikes to new learning methods.

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The Ascension of Jesus

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can read the account of Jesus' Ascension and answer questions about it.

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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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God's Existence - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers discussion points for a classroom where students can talk about faith, doubt, and reliable resources to know of God's existence.

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"The Fingerprints of God" Reflection Questions

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on the fingprints of God in creation and other people through these questions.

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Vocabulary for Unit 8

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 8

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a guide for assessing students on projects about the person of Jesus Christ, especially what it means to be his disciple.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 8

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers several project ideas for students who are or have been studying christology, especially what it means to be a follower of Jesus through prayer and discipleship.

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New Testament References to Eternal Life

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It lists several passages in which Eternal Life is referenced in the New Testament. Students can reflect on these passages and answer questions about them.

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Vocabulary for Unit 7

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 7

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a guide for assessing students on projects about the person of Jesus Christ, especially his life, death and resurrection, and the effects of the Paschal Mystery.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 7

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers various project ideas for students who have recently studied christology, especially Jesus' suffering, death and resurrection in salvation history.

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Jesus Is Tempted

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a helpful way to organize notes about Jesus' temptation in the desert - including what the temptation was, how he responded, and what students can learn from it.

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The Ministry of Jesus

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can study various moments in Jesus' ministry and the values he embodied.

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Questions for Made-to-Love

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on the song "Made-to-Love" by TobyMac by answering the questions on this worksheet.

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Jesus Walks the Talk

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. The grid helps students organize and answer different aspects of Jesus' life in the New Testament.

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Vocabulary for Unit 6

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 6

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a guide for assessing students on projects on the person of Jesus Christ, especially his teaching on morality and Christian lifestyle.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 6

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers various project ideas for students who have recently studied christology, especially the moral teachings and model of Jesus Christ.

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Matrix Summary of Jesus' Teachings

This matrix is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a convenient and helpful structure for students to take notes about Jesus' main teachings.

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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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The Parables of Jesus

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a helpful chart listing all of Jesus' parables in Matthew, Mark and Luke.

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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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Vocabulary for Unit 5

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 5

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a guide for assessing students on projects about Jesus Christ, especially his teachings in the New Testament.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 5

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers various project ideas for students who have recently studied christology, especially Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and the fulfillment of the Ten Commandments.

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Encountering Jesus: Writing Assignment

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It gives two options for a writing assignment that uses scripture and the imagination.

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The Litany of Loreto

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. The Litany of Loreto, which is a devotional prayer through the intercession of Mary.

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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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Vocabulary for Unit 4

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 4

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a guide for assessing students on projects that communicate key ideas about Jesus' disciples, and apostles, especially his Mother, Mary.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 4

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers various project ideas for students who have recently studied christology, especially Jesus' relationships with Mary and the disciples.

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Group Review Form for Posters About Jesus

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a review form for students or teachers to fill out after doing a poster project.

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Etymology and Understanding

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students define, associate, and find similaries among various words that a teacher or catechist assigns, in order to see the root and relationship between them.

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Research Ideas for the Life and Times of Jesus

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Several key questions about the culture and customs in the life and times of Jesus are posed for students to investigate further.

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The Life and Times of Jesus

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a guide for writing assignment students may do as an introduction to Biblical exegesis.

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Vocabulary for Unit 3

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 3

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a guide for assessing students on projects that communicate key ideas about the person of Jesus Christ, especially his human and divine nature, and the context in …

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 3

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers three different options for assessing students who have recently studied Christology, especially Jesus' fully human, fully divine nature, his historical context, and his relationship to God the Father.

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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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The Nicene Creed and Commentary

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It includes the word to the Nicene Creed and a commentary on key phrases and lines.

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Vocabulary for Unit 2

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 2

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a guide for assessing students on projects that communicate key points about the Trinitarian nature of God.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 2

This resource is from the Living in Christ Series. It offers three ideas for assessing students who have recently studied Christology, including core themes like monotheism, trinitarianism, and community.

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Discovering God

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It helps students discover the various ways and places they can interact with and meet God: in their daily lives, through others, and in creation.

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Vocabulary Review

This review is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it to review key theological terms.

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Grading Rubric for Interview Questions

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. Teachers may use it as a grading rubric after assigning their students an interview assignment.

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Interview Questions: Personal Relationship with Jesus

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are to interview an adult in their life whom they know that has a personal relationship with Jesus.

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Reflection about Personal Beliefs and Knowledge

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on and answer questions about their experience with faith, their beliefs, and their personal convictions and commitments to a faith/religion tradition.

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Vocabulary for Unit 1

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 1

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a guide for grading and assessing students who have completed projects regarding Jesus Christ as the manifestation of God's Love for humanity.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 1

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers ideas for final assessment projects for students studying Christology, including revelation, the Church, and tradition.

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Christmas

A brief description of the holy season of Christmas for the Roman Catholic Church.

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God in the Streets of NY

Jesus hits the streets of NY in a Eucharistic Procession. The monstrance, which is used to carry the Blessed Sacrament, is one of six that were blessed by Pope John II before his death to mark the celebration of the Year of the Eucharist. "God In The Streets of New York City" depicts the contrast between the everyday chaos of the busy streets -- complete with traffic, construction and police cars -- and the peaceful presence of Jesus. There is always an opportunity to meet Jesus face to face. It poses the question: Will you recognize him?

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Surprised by the Joyful Mysteries: They Taught Me to Say Yes

For years I fingered my rosary at night when I couldn't sleep, repeating my childhood prayers without thinking much about their meaning. I wasn't even fully aware of the "mysteries" I was supposed to be meditating on; I just wanted …

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Meeting Jesus at the Movies: Cinema Divina for Teachers

One of the most spiritually powerful essays I have ever read is "To Fall in Love with the World: Individualism and Self-Transcendence in American Life" by John M. Staudenmeier, S.J. (Institute of Jesuit Studies, May 1994). The author asks: "How …

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For Love Is Stronger than Death: Handout

  Reader A: But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, the disciples came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. Reader B: The disciples …

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Handout 1: The Walk to Emmaus

Characters: narrator, Jesus, Cleopas, second disciple Narrator: That very same day, two of the disciples were on their way to a village called Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking over all that had happened. Now as they …

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Prayers for Reflecting on Christ's Passion

Before the Movie: Loving God, You sent your only Son to show us the way. As we recall and meditate on his crucifixion, help us to recognize the gift you place before us. On the cross Christ washed clean our …

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Gethsemane - Prayer Service

(15 minutes) Before the session have your students do the Reflection Exercise: My Least Answerable Questions. If you do not plan on reading the Scripture passage (Mark 14:32-42) yourself, use the break time to ask a young person to read …

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September 11: This Is How I Want to Remember the Twin Towers.

My God; My God, So much hate displayed in this moment's act, It was hard for me to bear. But then you sent your Son, Jesus, to cry with me, How calming was the feeling. Dear Jesus, teach me to …

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An Easter Reflection

I was living in Louisville, Kentucky, at the time my younger sister gave birth to her second child. I arrived at the hospital just shortly after she had the baby, and the nurses allowed me into the birthing room to …

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Jesus Makes the Perfect Host

A recent classroom interchange at a Catholic university, in a history class on American Catholicism: Student: Interesting you should bring up Communion today. I just had a long argument with my parents about it. Professor: What was the argument? Student: …

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Understanding New Approaches to the Gospels

The quest to trace the continuity between the Jesus of history and the Christ of faith is not new. It was the stuff of 18th-century Enlightenment debate and is still the topic of current scholarship. What does it mean to …

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A Christmas Legend: The Birth of Jesus and Gift Giving

Session Overview: This 2-hour session is designed to use role-playing skills for a presentation to an audience. Scripture: This session is based on Luke 2:1-20. Read the Scripture passage to the young people after the role-play, "Christmas Legend," has been …

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To Teach as Jesus Did: A Teacher's Reflections

"To teach as Jesus did." It's a phrase that must have been tucked away somewhere in my mind because it sprang to consciousness when I was asked to consider writing this article. "To teach as Jesus did." What an awesome …

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Lessons from an Inner-City Parish High School

Saint Paul High School in San Francisco, where I teach, is an inner-city parochial school. It is a school that, for all its shortcomings, has much to teach other Catholic secondary schools, precisely in view of the two attributes cited--namely, …

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Introductory Activities for Teaching Christology

Mimi McCaul, who teaches at La Salle High School in Pasadena, California, passes along to you some of the strategies she uses in the course Jesus of History, Christ of Faith. Thanks, Mimi! Introductory Activity On the first or second …

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Expect Much, Praise Much, Be Present to Them

Course materials, such as the high school religion textbooks and teacher's manuals published by Saint Mary's Press, are a significant ingredient in the education of our young people. But we all know that the most important factor in a student's …

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