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A Catechist’s Calendar: August Lesson Preparation Planner

 

Catechist-CalendarDownload this helpful, printable calendar to help you organize your Religious Education course for the month of August. 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 August to download your September calendar!

 

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A Summer Day Prayer Experience

 

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Download this prayer experience for catechists or parents to use with children on a summer day. If possible, have umbrellas on hand to use as props!

 

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Catechist Resource: Summer School for Junior High

 

Summer-SessionSadlier’s We Live Our Faith program for 7th and 8th graders can be taught in a summer session format ideal for a youth ministry setting. Using the Student and Catechist program materials, each volume can be taught over the course of two weeks with the addition of digital planning guides. (Note that two sessions would most likely need to be scheduled at other time in the year.)

Download sample planning guides for Volume I and Volume II, and access a full menu of Summer School Sessions to plan your summer catechesis!

 

  Download sample summer school sessions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catechist Resource: Using Sadlier’s We Believe as a Summer Edition

 

 

We-Believe-SummerSadlier’s We Believe Program can be taught during a two-week summer session using a special summer guide. Printable Summer School Sessions allow parents and catechists to navigate through the program’s Catechist Guide in a condensed, summer-friendly timeframe.

Download a sample guide and access a full menu of Summer School Sessions to plan your summer catechesis!

 

Download a sample planning guide and  access the full menu of Summer School Sessions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Prayers for Summer Handout

 

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Embrace everyday opportunities to pray with children. Download this bilingual prayer handout, a perfect resource for making time for family prayer during the summer months. This prayer handout is most appropriate for primary age children and their families.

 

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Catechist Development Article: Passing on the Faith Takes Collaboration

 

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Read why and how all of Jesus’ disciples must work together to pass on the faith. This helpful article for catechists and families includes suggestions for implementation both in the classroom and at home.

 

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A Catechist's Calendar: July Lesson Preparation Planner

 
July-Catechist-Calendar

Download this helpful, printable calendar to help you organize your Religious Education course for the month of July. 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 July to download your August calendar!

 

Download Your July Lesson Planner

 

 

 

 

 


Religious Education eBook: 6 Saints of Summer

 

WBB Summer Saints eBook Social

Download an exclusive eBook featuring the stories of six saints whose feast days are celebrated during the summer months. Text from this eBook is excerpted from Sadlier’s Lives of the Saints online feature.

 

Six Saints of Summer eBook

 

 

 

 

 

The Liturgical Year: Teaching About Ordinary Time

 

 

Ordinary-Time

 

Ordinary Time is a time to learn and follow the teachings of Christ in our daily lives, to grow as his followers, and to become better able to give witness to his Good news in our everyday lives. The season is called Ordinary Time because the weeks are named in number order.

Download a primary Ordinary Time Printable Activity to share with your students in English or Spanish. 

 

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Lives of the Saints: Saint Thomas More

 

 

Saint-Thomas-MoreOn June 22nd, the Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Thomas More, a close advisor to King Henry VIII. When the king declared himself head of the Church in England, Thomas was called in to take an oath to follow Henry’s authority instead of the pope. When he refused, he was arrested and charged with treason. Saint Thomas More followed his conscience even though it meant that he had to give up a successful career, close friendships, and his own life.

Download an intermediate activity in English or Spanish to celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Thomas More.

 

Saint Thomas More Intermediate Activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

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