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Script for a Special Passover Meal with Jesus

The script for the skit in which children reenact the Last Supper, acting as Jesus, the Apostles, and narrators.

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God Loves a Cheerful Giver

This worksheet guides students to read and answer questions about a specific Hebrew festival from the book of Leviticus.

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Exploring the Lectionary

In this activity, partners read the readings for a specific feast day and identify key symbols, similarities, and differences that help make Mass more meaningful.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 16

A lesson plan for lesson 16 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide. In this lesson students explore how the Holy Trinity is revealed through liturgy.

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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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Three Renewal Movements

Work with your group to complete the section of this handout that corresponds to your assigned topic.

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Quiz: Are You a Faithful Citizen?

A self-quiz, or self-assessment, on faithful citizenship.

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Preparing for Mass

This document begins by explaining the importance of involving youth in preparing for Mass. It then goes into an in-depth discussion of the principles for preparing Mass, forming preparation teams, preparing yourself as team leader, and explaining the preparation process.

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Preparing the Elements of the Mass

This document helps in the planning of the Mass. It provides a handy checklist for readings and prayer tasks, music and song tasks, and rituals and environment tasks.

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Preparing the Prayer of the Faithful

This document is very helpful when planning a Mass. It includes a description of what the Prayer of the Faithful is, tips for writing the petitions, the suggested order of the petitions, and examples of typical responses to the petitions. …

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Mass Preparation Form

This document is a helpful tool when getting ready for a Mass. The Mass Preparation Form is a handy outline that includes blank lines for you to fill in the specific readings, prayers, songs, and participants for the Mass you …

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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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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 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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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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The Liturgy: The Source of Catholic Identity

I love the old Latin axiom lex orandi, lex credendi. Roughly translated, this means that the law of prayer is the law of faith. More simply phrased, we pray what we believe. If you want to know what Catholics believe …

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Teaching the Rite Way

Mix a little ancient Chinese with some fifth century Latin and you have "the rite thing" for teaching sacraments. Let me explain. I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. --Ancient Chinese proverb …

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Let the Church Say Amen

Amen is a cry of complete reliance, of heartfelt abandonment to something or someone that is true and trustworthy. THE TWO-SYLLABLE WORD COULD BE HEARD by all in the front quarter of the sizeable church. It was said by a …

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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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A Note on Kneeling

IT WASN'T UNTIL I COULD NO LONGER kneel that I began to savor the lovely simplicity of this ancient act, and guess at its provenance, and savor its humility, and notice it not only in Mass but in many other …

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A Thousand Teenagers Singing at Mass?

Every August, despite our enthusiasm to bring fresh ideas to our classrooms and curriculum, the same question lingers for us as we plan for another year of all-school liturgies: How do we get a thousand teenagers to sing at Mass? …

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Liturgy, Prayer, Music, and Formation

In presenting workshops to liturgists and musicians all over North America for about thirty-five weekends a year, I hear a lot of concerns. The following are some of the most common and persistent questions I get: What can we do …

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