Kindness Angels

July 26, 2016 Special Contributor 1

What’s your favorite project to work on with students in your group? We asked this question on our Catholic Faith Formation Facebook page and received a variety of creative ideas. Today we’re highlighting one lesson […]

Making Advent a More Holy Season

December 7, 2015 Joe Paprocki 2

I just came across these two videos that provide enrichment for the Advent season. The first video is via Catholic News Service and features youth minister Emily “Em” Anderson (St. James Catholic Church, Falls Church, […]

Keeping Focused This Advent

December 2, 2015 Paul Gallagher 0

Ah, it’s Advent. I don’t know about you, but it sometimes looks as though Christmas is already here, with all the Christmas sales and all the holiday decorations. As I sat in the pew on […]

A New Beginning This Advent

November 25, 2015 Margie Copeland 0

As Christmas approaches, life becomes hectic, overbooked, and our prayer time can shrink. But if we take intentional steps, Advent can become a period of deepening our relationship with our Savior. The word advent means […]

Advent: Of Elves or Angels?

November 19, 2015 Julianne Stanz 9

Advent is a time of expectation and excitement as we prepare for the birth of Christ. Within Advent is the unfolding of beautiful readings that build from one week to another, along with complimentary music, […]

Advent Is Just Around the Corner!

November 9, 2015 Joe Paprocki 0

With Advent being just around the corner, I want to let you know about a number of great resources at your fingertips to enhance your faith community’s experience of this wonderful season! Advent Moments of […]

The Advent Prayer Grab Bag

December 9, 2014 Denise Gorss 2

Traditional Advent activities include Advent wreaths, calendars, and Jesse trees. While these are all great ways to help children celebrate the season, I like using something different: the Advent prayer grab bag. The prayer grab […]

Advent in the Classroom

December 3, 2014 Barb Gilman 4

Advent is one of my favorite liturgical seasons. I really enjoy the many activities that the parish, the school, and my classroom use to prepare children for the birth of Jesus. Our parish has a […]

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