Articles and activities from the October 2011 online edition of the Catechist Magazine:
- Supporting the Struggling Catechist by Marlene Sweeney
- By Their Fruits by Cullen Schippe
- Craft Clip: Plastic Bottles by Jeanne Heiberg
Recycle those plastic bottles into craft material.
- Saintly Stewardship by Kathy Carlisle
Each year, our students participate in a stewardship drive to identify ways they can commit their time, treasures, and talents to the parish and broader community.
- Essential Mission: To Foster Your Students' Life of Prayer by Eric Ruszala
- Think of God—Like the Saints by Jeanne Heiberg
Sitting in the dentist's chair waiting to have a tooth pulled, I used my time to do some meditating from a favorite daily prayer guide. The title of that day's mediation was "The Golden Key." It said that when things get difficult, don't think of the difficulty. Think of God.
- Holy Days: a surprising new way to think of Holy Days of Obligation by Jean Larkin
- Complete-A-Project Bible Search : What Belongs to Caesar, What Belongs to God by Alice Pfeifer, CSA
This Complete-A-Project Bible Search activity is for teacher and students (grades 4-6) working together.
- Learning by Heart: The Prayer of Praise by Judith Costello
This teaching tool uses visual clues to trigger memorization.
- Schools of Spirituality: Drawing from the Wealth of the Catholic Tradition by William H. Johnston
How do we discover the ways of prayer?
- Advice from Master Catechists—October 2011 by Dan Thomas, Kate Ristow, Chris Weber, and Sr. Janet Schaeffler
Do we pray to the saints? What is the value of relics?
- Saints Come Alive! by Judith Costello
Everyone enjoys playing "dress up." Although some, especially older students, may feign distaste, young and old alike enjoy becoming someone else.
- Celebrating Saint Gaetano Errico by Patricia Mathson
Shared the Good News Feast Day: October 29
- The Assistance of Saints by Mary McEntee McGill
These are extremely difficult financial times for many people. Many of us and our friends, spouses, and other family members are being called to shift our lives—and in the call to do that, we pray for assistance.
- Works of Mercy and Social Justice by Dr. Patricia M. McCormack, IHM
As children, we learn how to transfer the abstract concept of love into practical and observable actions through the teaching and example of our parents. It is a parent's major responsibility
- Praying Through the Psalms by Jean Grant
Help your students learn about the Psalms with this prayer service.