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Lord, You Have Come to the Seashore

The song/video "Lord, You Have Come to the Seashore," sung by Tim Lewis, is available on YouTube (4:03) with illustrated art and photos. It is best used on day 1.

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Take Up Your Cross

The song/video "Take Up Your Cross," by Ray Boltz, available on YouTube (5:26) with lyrics, provides a good musical introduction to the practical considerations of the phrase "Take Up Your Cross" and is used on day 1. It can be shortened to 3:08.

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The Monastic Life, an Opportunity for the Church

The video "The Monastic Life, an Opportunity for the Church," available on YouTube (2:55), provides background material on monastic life for day 3.

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Vocation Testimonial

A simple search of "vocation stories" on YouTube provides many possibilities. Preselect two or three videos based on your time limitations, student familiarity with certain orders, and potential interest. "The Story of a Voca-tion," posted by OrderofPreachers (3:33), and "Vocation Testamonial," by St. Benedict Center (2:44), are good options.

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The Story of a Vocation

A simple search of "vocation stories" on YouTube provides many possibilities. Preselect two or three videos based on your time limitations, student familiarity with certain orders, and potential interest. "The Story of a Vocation," posted by OrderofPreachers (3:33), and "Vocation Testamonial," by St. Benedict Center (2:44), are good options.

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My Vocation

This handout helps students identify their talents, gifts, and personality and how these fit into God’s vocation for their lives.

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2014 Rite of Ordination

The video "2014 Rite of Ordination," by Texas Catholic, available on YouTube (2:54), provides a helpful narrative for learning about the Rite of Ordination on day 4.

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The Rite of Ordination

The video "The Rite of Ordination," by Rome Reports, available on YouTube (2:30), provides background for day 4.

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Set Me As a Seal

The song/video "Set Me as a Seal," by Matt Maher, available on YouTube (4:16), is appropriate for use on day 3.

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Dominic's Vocation

The video "Dominic’s Vocation," by Catholic Diocese of Forth Worth, available on YouTube (7:38), is appropriate for use on day 2.

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Vocation 101: What Is Vocation?

The video "Vocation 101: What is Vocation?" by fteleaders, available on YouTube (2:42), is used on day 2.

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Say Yes

The song/video "Say Yes," by Michelle Williams, Beyonce, and Kelly Rowland, available on YouTube (4:12), offers a good introduction to day 4. The first 1:20 conveys the necessary content to engage the class.

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Called to Service

This handout asks students to list examples of people in their lives that are serving the community in the various Christian vocations.

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Lesson Plan for Lesson 22

A lesson plan for lesson 22 in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth: Catechist Guide.

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Where Am I Called?

Answer the following questions about your calling.

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"Mass Appeal"

A series of questions that can be used to reflect on the movie, “Mass Appeal.”

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The Literature of Love

Reflection questions on William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116.

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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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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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Matrimony (Why Make it Catholic)

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

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A Day in the Life of a Seminarian

A short video that takes a look at a typical day in the life of a seminarian.

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Hearing the Voice of God

A personal story about tuning out the noise and tuning in to God through prayer and quiet reflection.

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Touching the Lives of Others

A personal story about the mission and ministry of those in consecrated life.

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Ministering with Joy

A personal story about the joy and fulfillment of answering God’s call.

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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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Divine Providence

A reflection worksheet to help students get a better sense of God’s Providence in their lives.

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Ignatian Discernment of Spirits

An article that breaks down the differences between good and evil spirits.

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Where Is God Leading Me?

A discussion oriented worksheet that includes meditating on scripture passages and answering questions about the readings as well as personal questions.

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Vocabulary for Unit 8

A list of vocabulary words for unit 8 on discerning God’s will.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 8

A rubric for evaluating the performance task options for unit 8 focusing on discerning God’s will. The options include writing an essay on a Saint, interviewing someone who lives a Christian vocation, or keeping a discernment journal.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 8

Final performance task options for unit 8 focusing on discerning God’s will. The options include writing an essay on a Saint, interviewing someone who lives a Christian vocation, or keeping a discernment journal.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of Discernment of God's Will

A preassessment in the form of a survey for the student to gain self-knowledge that can be used to discern God’s will in their life.

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Secular Institutes

A worksheet completed in groups about the history, role, and characteristics of secular institutes.

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Exploring Religious Orders and Congregations

A research assignment worksheet done in pairs to find important information about different religious orders.

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Inspirations and Charisms Worksheet

A partially independent and partially group completed worksheet for students to fill out about the inspirations and charisms of a particular religious congregation or order.

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Sr. Thea: Her Own Story

A list of discussion questions from the video Sr. Thea: Her Own Story.

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Vocabulary for Unit 7

A vocabulary list for unit 7 defining terms associated with consecrated life.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks in Unit 7

A rubric assessing how well students did on the final performance task options for unit 7 that assess the students’ knowledge of consecrated life. The options include writing a biographical essay about a woman or a man who chose the …

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 7

Final performance task options for unit 7 that assess the students’ knowledge of consecrated life. The options include writing a biographical essay about a woman or a man who chose the consecrated life, or giving an oral presentation on a …

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of Consecrated Life

A preassessment for students about their knowledge of terms associated with consecrated life.

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What Do Sisters Do?

An article that discusses the roles and responsibilities of religious sisters.

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“To Brother”: A Personal Story

An article written by Br. Armand Alcazar FSC, who discusses his view of his vocation as a verb, “to brother”, or “brothering” in teaching and community life.

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The Formation of a Priest

A PowerPoint about a priest’s formation through their family, discernment, the vocations director, minor seminary, and theology studies.

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A Conversation about the Future of Priestly Ministry

A worksheet with questions about the future of priestly ministry.

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A Prayer Service in Intercession for Ordained Ministers

A prayer service for ordained ministers including multiple readers, speakers, and responses.

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The Effects of the Sacrament of Holy Orders

A worksheet completed in groups about the effects of the Sacrament of Holy Orders from both the book and the student’s personal knowledge.

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The Sacrament of Holy Orders Graphic Organizer

A worksheet completed in groups about the symbolic words and actions that take place during the Rite of Ordination, as well as their meaning and effect.

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The Formation of a Priest

While watching the PowerPoint “The Formation of a Priest”, the students must fill out this worksheet by filling in the blanks.

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What Will God Call Me to Do

A reflection worksheet and class discussion on the video Gang Busters: One Man’s Mission to Stop Bullets by Creating Jobs.

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Vocabulary for Unit 6

A vocabulary list for unit 6 defining the terms dalmatic, dogmatic theology, Donatist heresy, formation, Holy See, insignia, and seminary.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 6

A rubric for grading the final performance tasks for unit 6 focusing on the vocation to ordained life and the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The options for final performance tasks include creating a brochure on priestly formation for prospective candidates, …

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 6

Options for final performance tasks for unit 6 focusing on the vocation to ordained life and the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The options for final performance tasks include creating a brochure on priestly formation for prospective candidates, or writing a …

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Sacrament of Holy Orders

A preassessment about things that a student already knows, thinks that they know, and wants to know about the Sacrament of Holy Orders.

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The Three Degrees of Holy Orders: Deacons, Priests, and Bishops

A PowerPoint about the roles of Deacons, Priests, and Bishops within the Catholic Church.

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The Threefold Ministry of a Bishop

This resource is a group activity worksheet that has students list examples of the Bishop’s roles in the areas of teaching, governing, and sanctifying.

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A Call to Priestly Ministry

This resource is a discussion guide and worksheet about the call to priestly ministry based on the film clip from There Be Dragons.

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Understanding Christ the High Priest

A worksheet to help students understand Christ’s identity as the ultimate High Priest through examining scripture passages.

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Vocabulary for Unit 5

A vocabulary list with terms mostly associated with ordained ministry within the Catholic Church.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 5

A rubric for grading the final performance task options for unit 5, which focuses on the priesthood.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 5

This assessment presents the final performance task options for unit 5 focusing on the priesthood. The options include interviewing a priest, or “adopting” a missionary priest project.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Vocation of Holy Orders

A preassessment of one’s knowledge of terms and concepts associated with the Vocation of Holy Orders.

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Litany Promises Promises

Rev. John P. Mack Jr. discusses the rite of ordination, including the litany and the promise to obedience that priests make. He also talks about the challenges that priests face, and questions that he is often asked by high school …

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Marriage Preparation

A PowerPoint about the process that Catholics go through when they are preparing to get married.

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Marriage: A Call to Fruitfulness

A PowerPoint about marriage, children, natural family planning, in vitro fertilization, and abortion.

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Family Life

A worksheet with questions about the meaning of the family, the responsibilities of parents, the domestic Church, as well as the influence parents have on their children in their moral and spiritual development.

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First Comes Love

A three-part worksheet that encourages the participant to compose a narrative about a personal experience of being loved and respected.

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Vocabulary for Unit 4

A vocabulary list from unit 4 that defines the words abortion, annulment, chastity, contraception, convalidation, disparity of a cult, dispensation, family of origin, in vitro fertilization, mixed marriage, and natural family planning.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 4

A rubric for assessing how well students met criteria of the unit 4 final performance tasks.

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Interviewing a Married Couple

This resource offers a set of guidelines for how to interview a married couple.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 4

Options of final task performances for students to choose from to demonstrate their knowledge about the Sacrament of marriage.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage

A marriage preparation worksheet that examines childhood catechesis, social skills, family of origin, the virtue of chastity, pre-Cana preparation, marriage dispensations, nuptial Mass, responsibilities, and family planning.

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Love and Faith in Times of Trouble

This excerpt discusses the ups and down of married life, and how one should respond in both good times and bad.

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Marriage: Contract or Covenant?

PowerPoint that contrasts the meaning of contract and covenant, and describes how marriage should more so resemble a covenant.

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How Does Marriage Serve the Church?

A worksheet focusing on the ways love between Christian spouses serves the Church.

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Marriage in the New Testament

A discussion-oriented worksheet on marriage in the New Testament.

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Marriage in the Old Testament

An activity that takes a look at marriage in the Old Testament.

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Why Sacramental Marriage?

A series of short questions on Sacramental Marriage to discuss with a group, or personally respond to.

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Vocabulary for Unit 3

A list of vocabulary terms and definitions for Unit 3 of 'Vocations: Answering God's Call' from the Living in Christ series.

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Vocations: Answering God’s Call – Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 3

An assessment rubric for Unit 3 project options.

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Vocations: Answering God’s Call – Final Performance Task Options for Unit 3

Several project options that reinforce the main ideas of Unit 3.

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The Future of Marriage

An article on the eschatological perspective of marriage.

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Conversion's Impact on Marriage

An article about the ways that a married individual is called upon to be converted; as an individual, within the marriage, and as one called to live in the image of God.

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Lay Ecclesial Ministries

An informational presentation to share high school students on lay ecclesial ministries.

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It’s All About You! The Single Lay Christian

A series of questions to guide you through a discussion of the single life, whether temporary or permanent.

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Vocabulary for Unit 2

Several vocabulary terms, and their definitions, for Unit 2.

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Vocations: Answering God’s Call – Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 2

A grading rubric for the final performance tasks for the Unit.

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Vocations: Answering God’s Call – Final Performance Task Options for Unit 2

Several project ideas centered around the main ideas from the Unit.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Role of the Laity

An activity that checks to see what students know about the role of the laity.

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The Witness of One

An article about how the greatest testimony to the faith comes not from famous and influential people, but through you and me, as we face the challenges that come to us each and every day.

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God's Call in the New Testament

A presentation on 'call stories' in the New Testament.

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Sacraments of Christian Initiation: The Foundation of Our Vocation

A group activity, where students are asked to "build” the foundation of the Church by describing how each Sacrament of Christian Initiation helps those who are initiated to authentically live their Christian vocation.

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A Dramatic Call: Lessons from the Old Testament

An activity where young people are asked to pick a Scripture passage that deals with an Old Testament ‘call’, and create a contemporary skit.

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Who Is God Calling Me to Become?

A series of questions that help young people reflect on what God is calling them to become.

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Vocations: Answering God’s Call – Vocabulary for Unit 1

A list of vocabulary words used in Unit 1.

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Vocations: Answering God’s Call – Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 1

An assessment rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 1.

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Vocations: Answering God’s Call - Final Performance Task Options for Unit 1

Several final performance task options/activities that correlate with Unit 1 of Vocations: Answering God’s Call.

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Meaning of Christian Vocation

A number of preassessment questions on the meaning of a Christian vocation.

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Cloistered: God’s Women of Steel

A short video that offers a glimpse into cloistered life.

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Change the World

A short, motivational video on God's call to change the world.

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Living the Vows

A short video on the vowed life.

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Reflecting the Essence of the Gospel: Franciscans Use New Language in Evangelization

A short video explaining why the Franciscans are using a new language in their evangelization.

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Lasallian Volunteers

An overview of the Lasallian Volunteer program.

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Sending Forth

A short video on the apostolate of the laity.

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The Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

A brief description of the Jesuit order.

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The First Jesuit Pope

A video on the first Jesuit pope, Pope Francis.

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Finding Salt and Light for the World: An Inventory of Discipleship Gifts and Skills

An activity where students are asked to list the gifts or skills that they think one would need in order to be “salt for the earth and light for the world” in a variety of ministries.

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Presentations on Vocations

A project where students are asked to create several presentations on vocations.

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A Call to Love

A set of reflection questions, based on the four objects of love.

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Movie: A Life Devoted to the Poor

A series of reflection questions to be asked after viewing the movie about the life of Mother Teresa.

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Definition Lab: Vocation, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide

A worksheet that uses certain Scripture passages to define vocation, from “The Catholic Youth Bible” Old Testament Teacher Guide.

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The Domestic Church

An article on family life and the domestic Church.

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Lifelong Journey

Several questions about yourself and relationships to consider before entering into the permanent covenant of marriage.

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Equal Partners in Marriage

A numbers of questions relating to the equality of men and women in society as well as in marriage.

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Study Guide: The Transforming Power of Marriage in "A Beautiful Mind"

A study guide on the transforming power of marriage, using examples from the movie "A Beautiful Mind."

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Vocabulary for Unit 8 of “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

A list of several vocabulary terms and definitions for Unit 8 of “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 8 of “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

A grading rubric for the final performance task options for Unit 8 of “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 8 of “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

Several final performance task options for Unit 8 of “The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ.”

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A Preassessment of My Knowledge of the Sacraments of Holy Orders and Matrimony

The leader’s copy of several preassessment questions and answers used to gauge students’ knowledge of the Sacraments of Holy Orders and Matrimony.

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Student - Is This a Calling? Teresa of Avila

An excerpt on calling and vocation, written by Saint Teresa of Avila.

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Fr. Barron comments on David and Spirituality of the Priesthood (Part 2)

Father Barron discusses and makes connections between the spirituality of King David and that of priests.

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Fr. Barron comments on David and Spirituality of the Priesthood (Part 1)

Father Barron discusses and makes connections between the spirituality of King David and that of priests.

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Fr. Barron comments on "Moneyball" (SPOILERS)

Father Barron reviews "Moneyball."

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Fr. Barron comments on "Of Gods and Men" (SPOILERS)

Father Barron discusses the award-winning, true story of a group of martyred Trappist monks called "Of Gods and Men".

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Fr. Barron comments on Being A Priest Today

Father Barron talks about the unique, challenging and even exciting circumstances into which new priests enter their vocations.

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Fr. Barron comments on Saint Mother Teresa and her Sisters

Father Barron discusses his visit to the Missionaries of Charity in India and what it taught him about a meaningful, altruistic and happy life.

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Fr. Barron on Bob Dylan

Fr. Barron disscusses the spiritual importance of Bob Dylan's work.

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Saint Therese of Lisieux - The Little Flower 2/2

A two part documentary about the life of Saint Therese of Lisieux.

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Saint Therese of Lisieux - The Little Flower 1/2

A two part documentary about the life of Saint Therese of Lisieux.

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Cesar Chavez: Embrace the Legacy

A 5 minute documentary chronicling the life and mission of Catholic Cesar Chavez.

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The Everyday: Benedictine Life at Mount Saviour Monastery

A short clip on the life of a Benedictine monk.

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9/9 The Life of Pope John Paul II

A movie chronicling the entire life of Pope Saint John Paul II.

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8/9 The Life of Pope John Paul II

A movie chronicling the entire life of Pope Saint John Paul II.

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7/9 The Life of Pope John Paul II

A movie chronicling the entire life of Pope Saint John Paul II.

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6/9 The Life of Pope John Paul II

A movie chronicling the entire life of Pope Saint John Paul II.

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5/9 The Life of Pope John Paul II

A movie chronicling the entire life of Pope Saint John Paul II.

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4/9 The Life of Pope John Paul II

A movie chronicling the entire life of Pope Saint John Paul II.

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3/9 The Life of Pope John Paul II

A movie chronicling the entire life of Pope Saint John Paul II.

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2/9 The Life of Pope John Paul II

A movie chronicling the entire life of Pope Saint John Paul II.

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1/9 The Life of Pope John Paul II

A movie chronicling the entire life of Pope Saint John Paul II.

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Joseph Cardinal Bernardine

A documentary about the life of Cardinal Bernardine.

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Beloved: The Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia

Video on the life of the Dominican Sisters.

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The Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia

A good example of what religious life can be like for women.

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Augustinian Vocation Promotion

A promotional video for the Augustinians which underscores the lifestyle of the members of the order.

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A Year with the Jesuits: Part 4

A film showing the lives of Jesuits in South Africa.

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A Year with the Jesuits: Part 2

A film showing the lives of Jesuits in London.

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A Year with the Jesuits: Part 1

A film showing the lives of Jesuits in London.

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Mysteries: Celibacy

A documentary discussing the historical/theological precedents for celibacy.

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Mysteries of the Church: INTENSE SPIRITUAL LIFE

A video explaining the deep and austere commitment that many religious choose to make in order to enhance their faith and devotion to God.

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Mysteries of the Church: SEMINARY

Explains how priests were formed in the early stages of Christianity.

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Finding Meaning: Applying Gospel Values at Work

A discussion among Notre Dame staff regarding ways in which we can live gospel values while working.

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God's Foot Soldiers - The Good Works of the Augustinians of Villanova Sharing their Mission in America and Around the World. Pt. 2

Narrated by actor, Sam Waterston, this documentary artfully relays the life of Saint Augustine, as well as the mission and domestic and international work of a group of Augustinians.

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God's Foot Soldiers - The Good Works of the Augustinians of Villanova Sharing their Mission in America and Around the World. Pt. 1

Narrated by actor Sam Waterston, this documentary artfully relays the life of Saint Augustine, as well as the mission and domestic and international work of a group of Augustinians.

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Happiness and the Monastic Life

A discussion with a Franciscan Friar about what it's like to live his life.

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Join JVC

A brief description of the work and lives of the college-age volunteers of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC). JVC is an example of an organization putting the ideas of Catholic Social Justice into practice.

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A Short Introduction to the Carmelites - A Catholic Religious Order

A video providing pictures and quotations that explain the essence of the Carmelite vocation.

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The Monastic Life, an Opportunity for the Church

Commentary on the monastic life, its history, and its importance to the Catholic Church.

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Franciscan Friars Vocations Video

A short video explaining the basic philosophy and lifestyle of Franciscan Friars.

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EWTn Live - Therese - the Movie - Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. with Leonardo Defilippis - 12-08-10

EWTN hosts an actor, producer, and director for the film about Therese of Lisieux. They discuss the film and Therese's life and virtue.

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EWTN Live-Saint Francis de Sales-Fr Mitch Pacwa, SJ with Fr Thomas Dailey, OSFS-04-06-2011

A long discussion between experts that details Saint Francis De Sales' life, writings, and the cultural milieu in which he lived.

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Video: Dorothy Day

This video briefly describes the character and actions of Catholic activist Dorothy Day.

 

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Order of Friars Preachers: Dominicans

A promotional video containing the history and mission of the Dominicans, as well as interviews with young and old Dominicans.

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The Dominican Order

The mission of the Dominican Order.

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Catholic Urban Project

A video depicting the work of the Catholic Urban Project.

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Catholic Relief Services - General Awareness Video

A video explaining the work of the Catholic Relief Services.

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Monastic and Mendicant Catholic Religious Orders - Gregorian Chant

A series of pictures and names of the more prominent monastic and mendicant orders within Catholicism.

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Audience Q & A (Fr. Jim Martin, SJ) Part IV

An interview with Father James Martin regarding the release of his new book on Ignatian Spirituality. In the interview, Father Martin discusses how he learned to pray, how he chose to become a priest, and how Ignatian taught his followers to pray.

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Audience Q & A (Fr. Jim Martin, SJ) Part III

An interview with Father James Martin regarding the release of his new book on Ignatian Spirituality. In the interview, Father Martin discusses how he learned to pray, how he chose to become a priest, and how Ignatian taught his followers to pray.

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Audience Q & A (Fr. Jim Martin, SJ) Part II

An interview with Father James Martin regarding the release of his new book on Ignatian Spirituality. In the interview, Father Martin discusses how he learned to pray, how he chose to become a priest, and how Ignatian taught his followers to pray.

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Audience Q & A (Fr. Jim Martin, SJ) Part I

An interview with Father James Martin regarding the release of his new book on Ignatian Spirituality. In the interview, Father Martin discusses how he learned to pray, how he chose to become a priest, and how Ignatian taught his followers to pray.

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Of Gods and Men (2010) Trailer

Trailer of an award winning movie about the true story of a group of Trappist monks in Algeria. The trailer provides an incisive glimpse into both the daily life of a monk and the difficulties encountered by the monks in Algeria.

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Traditional Catholic Orders

Slideshow of names and pictures of an assortment of Catholic orders.

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What Is Discipleship?

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers a brief introduction to the concept of discipleship as the Christian vocation.

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Finding Salt and Light for the World

This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. It helps students reflect on various gifts, skills and virtues they might posesses in order to discern specific ministries they might be good at.

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The Domestic Church: Catholic Families

This article is part of the Living in Christ series. It discusses the domestic church, that is, the home of Catholic families, and uses Church documents to affirm the important role families play in the life of the Church.

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Congregation Information

This activity is from the Living in Christ Series. It is an opportunity for students to research different congregations and religious orders to find out their history, mission, and ministries.

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Vocabulary for Unit 5

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Rubric for Final Performance Tasks for Unit 5

This rubric is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a guide for assessing students on projects about the Catholic Church, especially the various vocational roles that members of the Church may serve.

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Vocabulary for Unit 4

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Vocabulary for Unit 3

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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Final Performance Task Options for Unit 8

This resource is part of the Living in Christ Series. It offers various project ideas for students who are or have been studying the Paschal Mystery, especially with regard to discipleship, vocation, and holiness.

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The Interview

This handout is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can use it to prepare for their assignment to interview a brother or sister in the monastic life.

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Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience

This article is from the Living in Christ Series. It discusses the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience that all religious take as part of their vocation.

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Redemptive Love: Simon Birch

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students watching the movie "Simon Birch" can use this handout to follow along and reflect on major themes in the film.

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Revelation, Inspiration, and Vocation - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. It explores God's Revelation, Inspiration and Vocation through various Old and New Testament stories.

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Check Your Understanding

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a review of several important terms and asks students to define, associate, and put the term into the context of Salvation History.

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Review of Concepts for The Bible: Living Word of God

This review is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it to review key concepts from studying the Bible.

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Is This a Calling - Saint Teresa of Avila

This article is part of the Living in Christ Series. It is a excerpt from the writings of Saint Teresa of Avila about the discernment of her vocation to the religious life.

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Field of Dreams Reflection Questions

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It serves as a follow up reflection on the movie, "The Field of Dreams," prompting students to think about the themes of inspiration, revelation, and vocation seen throughout the film.

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Vocabulary for Unit 7

This vocabulary list is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students may use it as a reference for key theological terms to know.

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The Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia

The Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia Congregation began with the establishment in 1860 of a girls' academy in Nashville, Tennessee, just prior to the Civil War. Today, over 240 Nashville Dominicans teach 12,000 students in over 34 schools from preschool to college, in 14 U.S. states and in Australia. In the spirit of Saint Dominic, they continue to live a life that is traditional and yet dynamic. This video offers a good example of what religious life can be like for women.

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The Sacramental Priesthood

The Origins of the Priesthood The origins of the priesthood go back to the Old Testament. One of the tribes of ancient Israel, the tribe of Levi, was set apart for priestly service (see Numbers 3:5–10). The tribe's role was …

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The Sacraments at the Service of Communion: Holy Orders and Matrimony

This session from Catechetical Sessions on Liturgy and the Sacraments invites participants to consider the unique ways in which ordained ministers and married people serve the people of God, responsibilities that are presented in the vows they take in either …

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Nurturing Spirituality with Faculty and Staff

This vision paper presents stories and ideas of Catholic educators who care deeply about their faith, their vocation, and their school communities. It is a reflection on how staff spiritual development empowers the mission to teach as Jesus did. The …

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Prayer: How Will You Know?

Reader 1: When do you decide how you will live? What goes into the thoughts that shape your dreams? Reader 2: For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, Reader 1: Do you know, at …

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Must--Should--Can

Must--Should--Can Instructions: Check all the responsibilities you believe a pope must do in the MUST column, the responsibilities he should do in the SHOULD column, and the responsibilities he can do in the CAN column. # Responsibility MUST SHOULD CAN …

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Electing a New Pope

Choosing a new pope is somewhat of a mystery to people. In the early Church, a pope was elected not only by the bishops but also by the clergy and the laity. In later years, only the bishops took part …

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A New Rock: Adaptations for Home Use

These activities are easily adapted for family members at home. When gathered for a meal, or for the specific purpose of these activities, family members can do one activity, a couple, or all of them, depending on the amount of time …

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Pope

What is the pope? The pope is the bishop of the Church of Rome, Italy. Because of the importance of Rome, Tradition recognizes the pope as the supreme pastor of all Christians. Why is the Church of Rome so important? …

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Did you know? Interesting Facts to Share with Your Students About the Papacy

The term pope comes from the Greek work pappas, or the Latin word papa, both of which mean "father." The pope's official titles include bishop of Rome, vicar of Jesus Christ, successor of the prince of the Apostles, supreme pontiff …

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Annulments:

Mary Sue Williams and Cathy Miettunen lived just a few blocks apart in a tree-lined, middle-class neighborhood in Saint Paul, Minnesota when both went through the Catholic Church's annulment process following their civil divorces. Williams and Miettunen belonged to the …

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Priesthood Today

Looking at changes in Baptism, Eucharist and Reconciliation is the key to understanding what's happening to the priesthood today. "IS IT HARDER TO BE A PRIEST TODAY than it used to be?" A parishioner who was wondering why there are …

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Six Ways to be Truly Catholic

I always thought that I would have made a great archbishop in Salzburg during the time of Mozart. But instead I'm the archbishop of Milwaukee in the time of rock 'n' roll. That's the way life turns out. We live …

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