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Celebrating All Saints Day: Elementary Activity Suggestions and Junior High Mini Lesson

 

One of the first major feast days we encounter in the fall season is All Saints Day. It’s a rich Catholic holiday packed with ways to engage students. Download an All Saints Day: Activities to Engage Youth eBook or a Junior High American Saints Mini Lesson for great ideas!

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A Catechist’s Calendar: November Lesson Preparation Planner

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate the Saints Dance Printable Activity

 

Engage the musical, interpersonal, and bodily-kinesthetic learners in your early childhood or primary classrooms with a song and dance activity to celebrate the saints. Distribute the printable activity sheet and invite little ones to look at each picture as you read the accompanying verse. Demonstrate the steps and have the children practice. Then pray by dancing together. Encourage the children to take the activity sheets home to show their families the special dance they have learned! 

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Built on a Rock: All Saints Prayer Service

 

All Saints’ Day is a solemnity celebrated on November 1st. Celebrate All Saints’ Day in class or at home with a special prayer service based on the theme “Built on a Rock.” Leaders will need to gather a stone for each participant and to arrange a meeting space to accommodate the group.

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All Souls’ Day Prayer Service

 

All Souls’ Day is a feast celebrated on November 2nd. On All Souls’ Day, we remember and pray for those who have died. Download a prayer service to use to commemorate All Souls’ Day with your students. 

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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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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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Canonization: 4 Steps to Becoming a Saint

eBook: 6 Young Saints to Inspire Students

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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