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Remembering My Confirmation

A worksheet where students are asked to interview several adults about their Confirmation experiences.

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That Catholic Feeling

Whether or not you have been baptized, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults outlines a process for growing in faith. Here are four statements from the introduction to the rite that describe characteristics of the process. After each statement, …

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My Baptismal History

If you were an infant when you were baptized, ask the following questions of your parents to learn more about the celebration of the sacrament. If you remember your Baptism, answer the questions yourself and ask your parents for details …

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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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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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"Field of Dreams"

The movie Field of Dreams is a modern-day parable that teaches some powerful lessons and connects with the major concepts in chapter 1 of the textbook. Ray Kinsella hears voices that tell him to build a baseball field in the …

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Finding God in My Life

As your textbook states, the Catholic belief about sacraments is that “God communicates through the people, places, actions, events, and experiences that shape a person’s life.” Consider the meaning of this statement in your own life by reflecting on the …

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Grace Poems

Questions related to the poems “Renascence” by Edna St. Vincent Millay, and “The World Is Too Much with Us” by William Wordsworth.

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Which Marriage Is More Promising?

Imagine that you know two engaged couples and that each couple has decided to write down the terms of their marriage agreement. The couples show you their “covenants,” which are offered below. As you read, consider the pluses and minuses …

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Correlation to Curriculum Framework

Correlation to Curriculum Framework Course V: Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ from The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.

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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 IV: Jesus Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church from The Church: Christ in the World Today.

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Anointing of the Sick (Who It's For)

A short video from Busted Halo that explains the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

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Holy Orders (What Ordination Means)

A short video from Busted Halo that explains what Holy Orders are, what happens at an Ordination, and what it means to say yes to God.

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Penance (Why We Confess)

A video from Busted Halo that explains the Sacrament of Penance.

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Matrimony (Why Make it Catholic)

A short video from Busted Halo that explains the Sacrament of Marriage.

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Baptism and Confirmation

The Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation are closely connected; they are both Sacraments of Initiation. Chapters 33 and 34 of The Catholic Connections Handbook discuss these two sacraments. After reading or reviewing these chapters, complete the crossword.

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The Catholic Mass

The Catholic Mass, and what each of us brings to it.

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Confirmation (Why We're Confirmed)

A short video, from Busted Halo, that explains the Sacrament of Confirmation.

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Baptism (Why We Baptize)

A short video from Busted Halo that explains the Sacrament of Baptism.

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Confession Explained

A short explanation of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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Life Issues A Summary: The Ultimate Question: Why Am I Here?

A summary and the learning objectives of Life Issues A Summary: The Ultimate Question: Why Am I Here? from the Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, Second Edition.

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Chapter 37 Activity: Living the Beatitudes

For each beatitude, write down how you live it in your own life.

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Chapter 36 Activity: The Sacraments of Matrimony and Holy Orders

The Sacrament of Matrimony is a vocation for married people to serve their families. The Sacrament of Holy Orders is a vocation for bishops, priests, and deacons to serve the People of God. Use the clues to unscramble the words …

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