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Jesus’ Vision for His Followers

This activity asks students to illustrate the organization of the Church by filling in the title of the group or role described in each box.

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What Biblical Images Reveal about God’s Relationship with His People

Students will examine seven different images of God’s people used in the Bible, and describe what each image reveals about God’s relationship with his people.

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The Life of Pope Francis

A fun cartoon detailing the life of Pope Francis.

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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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From the Apostles to Us

Students create a storyboard to show how God is revealed in Sacred Tradition.

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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 Ideal Church: Romans, Chapter 12

This handout lists 26 objectives of the ideal church as presented in Romans, Chapter 12

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Hugh's Life, My Life

After reading the fictional story of Hugh in the textbook, use the chart below to reflect on the similarities and differences in the faith life of Hugh and you!

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Catholicism is Universal

A personal story about discovering how Catholicism is truly universal.

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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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We'd Like to Know: Possible Questions While Visiting Other Churches

In your visit to a different Christian Church, be prepared to ask the church’s representative some thoughtful questions about what they believe, their mission, and their worship. Here are some questions to start with. You might also think of other …

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Five Models of the Church

Answer the following questions about the models of the Church.

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Marks of the Church

Write at least two examples of ways that the Church and you model the four Marks of the Church.

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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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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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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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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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