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Canonization: 4 Steps to Becoming A Saint

 

CanonizationAt the end of April, a single ceremony will take place in Saint Peter’s Square to declare Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II saints. The Vatican plans to live stream this historic event.

What does it take for someone to be named a saint? There are four major steps to canonization.

Download a free classroom handout to teach your students about the steps to sainthood— a perfect resource to celebrate canonizations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II! For more information about these canonizations, visit this dedicated web site.

 

Free Canonization Resource

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Lesson & Reproducible Activity

 

Easter-LessonSigns of new life in Christ are around us all year long, but they take on particular meaning during the Easter season.

Download a beautiful lesson with suggested activities and a prayer celebration to share with your students during the Easter season.

 

Download Your Easter Lesson & Prayer Celebration

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printable Easter Mobile Activity

 

 

Easter-Mobile

Make Easter mobiles with the children in your early childhood or primary Religious Education class using this printable handout.

You’ll need to gather a stapler or hole puncher, scissors, string or yarn, crayons, markers, or colored pencils, and paste or glue. Have children decorate the parts of the mobile from the printable handout and then cut out the parts of the mobile. Assemble the mobiles using a hole puncher or stapler; attach one end of each piece of string or yarn to the "dot" on the mobile parts "love", "new life" and "Jesus." Staple the other end of each string to the "Easter" part of the mobile!

 

Download Your Easter Mobile Printable Activity

 

 

 

 

 

Applying the Themes of Catholic Social Teaching eBook

 

 

Catholic-Social-Teaching-eBook

Download an exclusive eBook, in English or Spanish, offering ways to learn about Catholic social teaching and how to implement it at home, in the classroom, and in everyday life.

 

Download in English

Descarga en español

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printable Triduum Activity

 

 

Triduum-ActivityThe Triduum includes the three days from Holy Thursday evening until Easter Sunday. We celebrate Christ’s Paschal Mystery of dying and rising to new life during the Easter Triduum These three days are the holiest days of the year.

As children learn that we celebrate the death and Resurrection of Jesus during the Easter Triduum, share a primary printable activity in English or Spanish.

 

Download a primary Triduum activity in English or Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

A Catechist’s Calendar: April Lesson Preparation Planner

 

 

April-Catechist-Calendar

Download this helpful, printable calendar to help you organize your Religious Education course for the month of April. Simply download, print, and customize to your unique needs.

To further help with lesson planning, busy catechists can rely on the Catechist Quick Prep—a two-page resource that provides background, an overview, and a step-by-step planning guide for each lesson of We Believe and Creemos.

Check back at the end of April to download your May calendar!

 

Download Your April Calendar!

 

 

 

 

 

What If I’m Asked About… Lent

 

 

Lent

Sadlier offers an online feature for adolescent students using the We Live Our Faith and Vivimos nuestra fe catechetical programs called “What If I’m Asked About…?” This feature allows students to ask a Master Catechist questions about our Catholic faith. In return, this feature provides explanations, empowering young people explain or what they believe as Catholics.

Read all about Lent, in English or Spanish, as part of this digital feature for junior high school students.

 

Empower junior high school students with an explanation of Lent in English or Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

An Act of Contrition Prayer Card

 

 

Act-Of-Contrition

The season of Lent is a time of conversion and an opportunity to reflect on ways that we can turn to God with all our hearts. We are encouraged to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance during Lent. 

Download an Act of Contrition prayer card, in English or Spanish, to share with the students in your Religious Education program. Explain that Catholics pray an Act of Contrition to express sorrow for our sins and a promise to try not to sin again. Encourage them to pray this prayer during the season of Lent and in preparation for celebrating the Sacrament of Penance.

 

Download your Act of Contrition prayer cards!

 

 

 

 

Catholic Virtues and Values Game

 

 Virtues-Values-Bingo

Engage students as you teach them about Catholic virtues and values with a colorful handout featuring 52 virtues and values, one for each week of the year. The handout can be displayed as a poster in the parish or classroom, or distributed to the children and families for use at home. A fun Bingo game can be used in school or parish settings with children of all ages. Download both the handout and the game here!

If you’re also interested in downloading three free weeks of lessons on virtues and values, click here!

 

Virtues \u0026amp\u003B Values Handout \u0026amp\u003B Bingo Game

 

 

 

 

 

Lives of the Saints: Saint Patrick

 

 

Saint-Patrick-ActivityPatrick is a very popular saint. On March 17, people all over the world celebrate his feast day with parades, parties, and the wearing of green. There are many legends about Saint Patrick. One such legend has it that he used a shamrock, a plant growing in Ireland, to explain the Blessed Trinity. Just as the shamrock has one stem with three parts, there are three distinct Persons in one God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Because of this, the shamrock is the traditional symbol of Ireland.

Download a printable primary activity, in English or Spanish, to share with your students on March 17.

 

Saint Patrick Primary Activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

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