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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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C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith—What are the Marks of the Church?

The video "C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith—What Are the Marks of the Church?" is available on YouTube (3:32), and is used for the "On Your Marks" activity on day 1.

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Introduction to the Liturgy of the Eucharist

The video "Introduction to the Liturgy of the Eucharist," by dioceseofstpete, available on YouTube (1:50), offers an overview of material presented in the Handbook. It is especially helpful for day 1, but would be effective on any day.

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Precepts of the Church

The video "Precepts of the Church," by Saint Mary’s Press, available on YouTube (0:51), is an option for day 4.

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Chapter 23 Activity: How Much Do You Know about the Church?

The descriptions below relate to the Church, present and past. Write the word or name from the box that matches each description. Some words will be used more than once.

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The Wise Old Man on the Porch

A personal story about seeing the Church as a wise elder sitting on a porch.

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Chapter 14 Activities

Activities for Chapter 14 The Organization of the Catholic Church, including a core activity, core activity extension, and additional activities.

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The Holy Trinity

Descriptions of each person of the trinity.

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Beliefs Practices and Attitudes

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

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Universal Mission

A short video on the universal mission of the Church.

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Researching the Role of the Magisterium

Several strips of paper that may come in handy when researching the role of the Magisterium.

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Where Does the Church Say…?

A chart outlining different types of Church documents, the author and audience of each particular document, and what’s in each document.

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Comparing and Contrasting the Three Degrees of Holy Orders

A chart that compares and contrasts the specific qualities of bishops, priests, and deacons.

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Reviewing the Leadership Structure of the Church

A number of questions on the leadership structure of the Church.

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Mapping the Trinity

A homework assignment on mapping the Trinity.

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Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Church's Liturgy

A preassessment of knowledge on the Church's Liturgy.

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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: 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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Agree/Disagree Preassessment Exercise: The Church

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may 'agree' or 'disagree' with various statements about the Church as a way to preassess the class.

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Signs of the Domestic Church

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can identify various items that might be found in the "Domestic Church" - that is, the Christian home and family.

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Who, What, When, Where, How, - in the Local Diocese

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to familiarize themselves various places and people in their diocese and archdiocese.

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Catholic Church Role Description

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a short answer activity that discusses the various roles of different people in the Catholic Church, including their responsibilities and qualifications.

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"The Church Is Mystery" Word Search

A word search on the mystery of the Church. Please note that this document is only available as a PDF.

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The Church Is One

This project is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students are asked to do research on the mark of the Church as 'One' using various websites.

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