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The Gift of Commitment

A personal story about the joy of commitment in marriage.

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Recognizing the Presence of God

A personal story about recognizing the presence of God, and answering his call with confidence and joy.

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Striving and Competing for God

A personal story about striving to attain eternal life.

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Is God Calling Me?

A personal story about discerning God’s call.

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God Gives Wonderful Gifts

A personal story about the wonderful gifts that God gives us to be used at the service of others.

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It's Friday, But Sunday's Coming

A personal story about times that are sad and full of despair, like Good Friday, and times that are joyful and glorious, like Easter Sunday.

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Our Mission of Suffering and Sacrifice

A personal story about finding courage and strength by connecting a sacrifice to the suffering of Jesus.

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Following Jesus Is Not Easy

A personal story about being committed to following Jesus, even when it is not easy.

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We are Set Apart

A personal story about how we are set apart for God.

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Offering Their Lives

A personal story about the importance of priests in the lives of parishioners.

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Preparing a Wedding Ceremony (Part 2)

This handout accompanies the handout “Preparing a Wedding Ceremony (Part 1).” After reading and considering the various options listed on that handout, consult with your group and choose one option for each box in the first column below. For each …

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Chapter 14

A PowerPoint on The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition Chapter 14, The Organization of the Catholic Church.

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Creating a Promotional Brochure

Your group has been assigned to create a brochure about one of the two major religious orders to emerge during the Catholic Reformation: the Jesuits or the Carmelites. Imagine that you are members of this new religious order during the …

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Monastic Rule

Your group is about to found a monastery, and you must develop a rule (or constitution) governing your religious community’s life and work. Answer the following questions to begin developing your monastic rule. Use a separate sheet of paper if …

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Chapter 22 Activities

Activities for Chapter 22 Sacraments at the Service of Communion including a core activity, core activity extension, and additional activities.

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Commitment Card

Knowing that God is calling me into a vocation of service, I commit to . . . • spending one minute each day in silence, to listen to God’s voice calling to me • remaining open to whatever vocation God …

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Lesson 22 Summary

The lesson learning objectives and content summary for Lesson 21, Sacraments at the Service of Communion.

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Lesson 14 Summary

The lesson learning objectives and content summary for Lesson 14, The Organization of The Catholic Church

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I Have a Mission

A prayer/reflection about one’s mission of service to God.

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Vocabulary for Unit 3

A list of vocabulary words for Unit 3 that defines the terms bishop, Body of Christ, Catholic Church, charism, Communion of Saints, consecrated life, diocese, doctrine, Final Judgment, fruits of the Holy Spirit, Gifts of the Holy Spirit, laity, Marks …

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The Fig Leaves of My Life

A craft activity where students cut out a fig leaf and draw or write the ways that they hide who they really are.

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Vocal Prayer, Meditation, and Contemplation

A PowerPoint that defines and discusses vocal prayer, meditation, and contemplation as ways of discerning God’s will.

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Behold, I Come

A worksheet that examines Gospel passages, and after each reading the student answers the question “How does Jesus respond to his Heavenly Father’s will in this Scripture account?”

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Learning to Listen to God

A survey to assess a student’s listening skills.

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