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My First Catechism

Helps children to better understand their Faith. Illustrated in full color.

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My First Catechism

Young believers will treasure My First Catechism because it teaches them important basics of the Faith--the Sacraments, the Ten Commandments, and the Beatitudes as they prepare to receive Jesus for the first time in Holy Communion. A special book as they prepare for Holy Communion The basics of the…

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Who Is My Neighbor? and Other Gospel Encounters with the Lord

…people with busy lives but open hearts." Features 6 engaging sessions, each reflecting on a vital theme rooted in the Gospels and the Catechism and illustrated through brief stories of men and women touched by grace: Jean Vanier, Dorothy Day, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, Norma McCorvey,…

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Everyday Meditations

" O my God, your overpowering love took me captive. Was any boyhood so impious as some years of mine! Did I not in fact dare you to do your worst? Ah, how I struggled to get free from you; but you are stronger and have prevailed. I have not a word to say, but to bow down in awe before the…

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Is First Communion a Tradition or a Conviction Among Latinos?

…celebrate her son's First Communion there and do more of a so-called First Communion express!  In the end, there were no classes for her and just a few for her child. [caption id="attachment_14463" align="aligncenter" width="639"] Parishioners attending a First Communion catechism class for parents…

Top 5 RCIA Gifts: What Every New Catholic Should Have

…Confirmation and First Communion at the Easter Vigil. Sponsors are Catholics who have "adopted" a specific catechumen or a candidate and who volunteer their time to help initiate them into the Church. If you're an RCIA sponsor, or if you have a friend or family member in RCIA, these are my top five…

Sacrament Spotlight: Holy Communion

…to many of these questions can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  Here are some answers to some common questions on Holy Communion offered by the Catechism (or CCC). -          QUESTION:  Why must you be seven years old to receive First Holy Communion in the Roman Catholic Church? …

11 Rules for Latinos to Keep You & Your Kids Rooted in the Catholic Faith

…go, my mom wouldn't let me go out with my friends. Usually, children don't get excited about going to Mass or learning the catechism. If kids do go to Mass, it is often because it is imposed by their parents, at least until they recognize and understand the importance of going. Even my 5th-grade…

How to Write a Confirmation Letter

…teen in my class). I've experienced panicky evenings with extremely sore fingers, wracking my brain for encouraging things to say. For this reason, I have compiled quotes and scripture verses to turn to when writing these kinds of letters.  Some of these quotes are from the Catechism of the Catholic…

A Guide to Catholic Bible Studies for You & Your Parish

…Bible Studies Last year my parish completed two DVD & workbook Catholic Bible studies that I highly recommend.  Even if your parish isn't doing a Bible study this Fall, you can still gather a group of friends together or even just do a study with your family. The first is A Biblical Walk Through…

3 Reasons This Mom is Grateful for the Sacrament of Baptism

…as long as he is not in mortal sin. What limit then is there to his hope?" I am sure I will always worry about my children. Yet, I know that, through Baptism, as the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, they have "become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers…

Top 10 American Catholic Authors: Part 1

…wrote incredible works of nonfiction on semiotics and philosophy.  Walker Percy published his first novel, The Moviegoer, in 1961 and published his 6th and last in 1987, 3 years prior to his death.  My favorite work of his is The Last Gentleman, a novel about a young man struggling in existential…

After Pentecost: Catechesis on the Holy Spirit from the Saints

…that partakes of His grace is filled with joy according to its capacity—the capacity of its nature, not of His power." CATECHISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BY ST. JOHN VIANNEY "O my Children, how beautiful it is! The Father is our Creator, the Son is our Redeemer, and the Holy Ghost is our Guide. . .…

Get to Know Your Guardian Angel and the Angels of Your Loved Ones

…Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here, ever this day, be at my side, to light and guard, rule and guide. This favorite prayer of mine I pray multiple times a day for all of my children, sometimes in particular for one or another who may be in harms way.  My oldest is a…

Something Other Than God: A Book Review

…avoided from the first moment I'd considered that Jesus might exist...I'd pondered the stunning idea that, rather than letting us languish in the cesspool we'd created, God jumped in with us, suffered with us—and for us—to show us the way home.  It all sounded great. Until I pictured my grandmother…

The Spot Where Our Lady Gave the Rosary to St. Dominic

…of his Order of Preachers. It was here that he established his headquarters, here where he founded his first community of cloistered nuns, and here where Our Lady, in the year 1208, first gave him the devotion of the holy rosary as his spiritual weapon to labor with her in the fight for souls.…

Tips for A Holier New Year: Day 2 - Talk To God Every Day

…de Sales counsels us to begin at the beginning.  "Making God a part of that first consciousness of the new day starts things out on the right footing...Not merely as the first among many things to do each day, but first of all the devout person thinks of God, whose graceful action makes awakening…

Three Popular Novena Prayers to St. Therese of Lisieux

…accomplishment of God's will in my soul. O my Beloved, I offer myself to Thee, that Thou may perfectly accomplisheth in me Thy holy designs, and I will not allow anything created to be an obstacle in their path. Day Five Little Flower of Jesus, from the very first moment of thy religious life thou…

Why Joy Is a Gift For Advent, Not Just Christmas (& Thoughts From Pope Francis)

…counter-intuitive canvas for joy, Pope Francis tells us: “I can say that the most beautiful and natural expressions of joy which I have seen in my life were in poor people who had little to hold on to. I also think of the real joy shown by others who, even amid pressing professional obligations,…

Everything You Need to Know about the Sacred Triduum

…celebrated. Because of its connection to the Last Supper, where Jesus instituted the Mass and the twelve Apostles first received Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament ("Take, eat, this is my body . . ."), Holy Thursday is a day especially given to adoration of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist; many parishes…

Patron Saints for the Pro-Life Movement

…God-given sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death. From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 2270 Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of…

"God's Bucket List" Q & A with Teresa Tomeo

…career? What practical advice can you give to other busy people? A.  My husband and I start every day with the Mass Readings using either the Magnificat or the Word among Us.  This gets us centered and focused on putting God first.  And then, since I travel a great deal, I find the quiet zones in…

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

…of the Faith, or the Holy Office. 1992 : After six years of work as President of the Preparatory Commission for the Catechism of the Catholic Church he presented the new Catechism to Pope John Paul II. 1993 : He was promoted within the College of Cardinals to Cardinal Bishop of Velletri-Segni. 1998…

Behind the Book: The Soul of the Apostolate by Jean-Baptiste Chautard

…ordained and became "Dom" or Abbot Chautard of the motherhouse of one of the most important abbeys of the Trappist Order, Sept-Fons. In the first decade of the 1900's he was faced with another great challenge. The Church in France was attacked by the French Government, this time under Georges…

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