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Hope for a Better World: Junior High Online Retreat

 

Download a special retreat designed to help young people understand the seven themes of Catholic social teaching and how to integrate these into their lives. The retreat, including a leader’s guide and handouts!

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Download your Hope for a Better World Retreat now!

 

 

 

 

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Helping the Homeless Outreach Event

The Do's and Don'ts of Implementing an Extended Retreat

The “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of Implementing an Extended Retreat eBook

 

Extended retreats offer a beautiful opportunity to really engage students with the faith. Download an exclusive eBook with six do’s and don’ts for planning and implementing a successful extended retreat session (one that will be held over a at least a half day or a full day’s time).

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Download The Do's and Don'ts of Implementing an Extended Retreat eBook now.

 

 

 

 

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Helping the Homeless Outreach Event

 

Lives of the Saints: Teresa of Avila

 

On October 15th, the Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Teresa of Avila, who said, "We need no wings to go in search of Him, but have only to look upon Him present within us." Like Saint Teresa of Avila, in our prayer, work, travel, and everyday lives, we can explore within and find our way to God. Saint-Teresa-Avila-Activity

Download a primary activity in English or Spanish to celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Teresa of Avila.

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Called to Sainthood Lesson & Prayer Service 

 

 

Prayer for Peace

 

When the news is filled with stories of war and violence, children and adults alike may feel overwhelmed and helpless. Download and share a prayer card with this peace prayer of Saint Francis.

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Suggested Printables:

Liturgical Colors Mini Lesson & Activity

The Ten Commandments Handout

A Catechist’s Calendar: October Lesson Preparation Planner

 

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

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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 October to download your November calendar!

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Catechist Development Article: Helping Children and Families to Pray

 

Enrich the catechesis of children by encouraging family prayer. A helpful Catechist Development article entitled Prayer: Helping Children and Families to Pray includes strategies and suggestions for implementation both in class and at home.

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Download the article in English or Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Ways to Prepare for a New School Year eBook

 

Download an exclusive eBook, written from the perspective of a Parish Catechetical Leader, offering seven suggestions to prepare other Parish Catechetical Leaders for a new year of Religious Education.

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Celebrating Catechists: Catechetical Sunday 2014

 

Each year in September, the Church celebrates Catechetical Sunday. On this special day, the men and women who pass on the faith are recognized for their service to the Church. This year, Catechetical Sunday will be celebrated on September 21, and will focus on the theme "Teaching About God's Gift of Forgiveness." Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all Catholics to renew their personal commitment to sharing the faith and evangelizing.

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Download a special Catechetical Sunday 2014 toolkit in English or Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

Sadlier Religion Webinar: Five Ways to Teach As Jesus Taught

 

 

Learn how a simple country carpenter became one of the greatest teachers in the world, and how we can use Jesus’ powerful teaching method in our classrooms and faith formation processes in five easy steps. The webinar is co-sponsored by the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and Sadlier’s Professional and Spiritual Development series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning the School Year Prayer Service

 

Set the tone with students and teachers for a new year of Religious Education. Use this prayer service with one class, or an entire program to place yourselves and your year in the presence of God!

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Download an exclusive prayer service for beginning the school year.

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