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Advent Adventure Activity

 

Celebrate the season of Advent with a symbolic journey on the “Road to Holiness.” Find four weeks worth of prayers to pray and mini travel guides for students in a downloadable activity.

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Download an Advent Adventure Activity with prayers and reflections for students during the season.

 

 

 

 

 

Advent Activities and Prayer Package

 

The season of Advent begins on Sunday, November 30th. The word Advent means “coming.” The season of Advent helps us to prepare for the coming of the Son of God, the Light of the World.

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Download an exclusive Advent kit including an Advent Window Decoration Activity, Prayer for Lighting the Advent Wreath, a Saint Nicholas Day Blessing of Candy Canes, and an Advent Calendar for families. The calendar includes a family activity for each day of the Advent Season, from November 30th through Christmas day, December 25th.

 

 

 



Thanksgiving Table Prayer Card

 

Have young children design a prayer card for this year’s Thanksgiving meal as they reflect on God’s many gifts. Download the prayer card template and directions and share it with your students in anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

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Developing a Liturgical Sense in Children Support Article

 

Enrich the catechesis of children by forming them in the liturgical life of the Church. A helpful Support Article entitled Developing a Liturgical Sense in Children includes strategies and suggestions for implementation both in class and at home.

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Download the article in English or Spanish.

 

 

 

 

Junior High Audio Prayer Experience and Handout

 

Each chapter of the We Live Our Faith program presents a “Big Question” that young people from around the country asked about their lives and faith journeys. Let some of these young people lead the junior high school students in your Religious Education program in prayer and reflection with a unique audio experience and a corresponding printable activity.

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Download the Prayer Experience Audio & Handout today. Students can reflect and pray along and then complete the handout exercise to reinforce learning and share their own thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Download the Celebrate the Saints Dance Primary Activity now.

 

 

 

 

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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Download the Built on a Rock Prayer Service now.

 

 

 

 

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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