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Joy and Hope for the Modern World

This handout provides questions for students to reflect on and answer as they read quotations from this Constitution.

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Renaissance Humanism

This handout provides questions for students to research on the Internet about Renaissance Humanism.

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Encouragement in Persecution

This handout outlines a writing assignment in which students write a letter to an imaginary Roman friend who is enduring persecution in the Empire. Students must use Scripture passages to help them in the writing process.

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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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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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Mary's Role in the Catholic Church

The video "Mary’s Role in the Catholic Church," available on YouTube (3:52), is used in the "She Is Your Mother" activity on day 2.

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Mary, Did You Know? (The Bible)

The song/video "Mary, Did You Know? (The Bible)," by CeeLo Green, available on YouTube (4:12), incorporates video about the life of Mary and Jesus and is also appropriate for day 1.

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Mary, Did You Know?

The song/video "Mary, Did You Know?" by Pentatonix, available on YouTube (3:24) with lyrics, is an a cappella rendition that is appropriate for day 1.

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Mary in 2 Minutes

The video "Mary in 2 Minutes," available on YouTube (2:43), addresses many important questions regarding Mary to support day 1 activities.

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Great Things

The song/video "Great Things," by Matt Maher, available on YouTube (4:21) with lyrics, is an upbeat version of Mary’s Song of Praise and is an appropriate opening prayer for any day, especially day 1 and day 2.

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The Day of the Dead

The video "The Day of the Dead," available on YouTube (3:49), offers a good overview of the Mexican celebration for the "Day of the Dead" activity on day 4.

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Why Do Catholics Pray for the Dead? (#AskFrBarron)

The video "Why Do Catholics Pray for the Dead?" (#AskFrBarron),” available on YouTube (0:43), is a good supplement for the Live It! activity on day 4.

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Christ Is Risen

The song/video "Christ Is Risen," by Matt Maher, available on YouTube (4:55) with lyrics, can be used for prayer on day 1.

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I Will Rise

The song/video "I Will Rise," by Chris Tomlin, available on YouTube (5:02) with lyrics, is good for prayer any day this week.

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How Can Jesus Be Both God and Human?

The video "How Can Jesus Be Both God and Human?" available on YouTube (2:42). This short video by Bishop Robert Barron explains the two natures of Jesus and some of the false teachings that the early Christian communities were battling.

  • The New Testament and the Church: Provides background for the teacher for the day 3 lesson.
  • Live Jesus in Our Hearts: Jesus Christ and the New Testament: use with Chapter 7

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Fully Human, Fully God

The video "Fully Human, Fully God," by The Skit Guys, available on YouTube (14:37), is used for the "True God and True Man" activity on day 3. Cue to 12:00 for the pertinent 2:37 segment.

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Sermon on the Mount: The Beatitudes

The video "Sermon on the Mount: The Beatitudes," available on YouTube (2:08), is used for the "Happy Are You!" activity on day 2. The first 1:15 is sufficient.

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Blest Are They—The Beatitudes

The song/video "Blest Are They—The Beatitudes," available on YouTube (8:19), is used for the Engage activity on day 2. The segment between 6:01 and 6:50 focuses on the lesson’s topic of persecution. The first 6:50 is worth showing for context of persecution within the Beatitudes. The entire video is a worthy use of time.

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