Category Archives: religious ed teacher

What to pray when you don’t know what to pray.

What do you do when faced with an impossible situation, or tragedy and you want to pray but words have escaped you? Pray the Lords prayer, the rosary, the sign of the cross, a favorite bible verse like the 23rd … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father not just your father not just my father not just his or her father but Our Father the father of creation of people we like and love of people we don’t like even the father of bullies even … Continue reading

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Wrapping up the year

well…the religious ed year anyway We review what we’ve learned all year and this year we’ve tried new ways of reviewing We have two products I’ve never used before with 1st graders wipe off boards with handles kinda like this:(except … Continue reading

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50 Ways To Pray, by Teresa A. Blythe

Usually I reserve my book reviews for my “Book Reviews” page, but his one is so appropriate even more so for those of us who teach others to pray I thought it really belonged here.   50 ways to Pray … Continue reading

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The Manger is Empty, Stories in time

I vacillated,should I post this on my religious ed page or on my book review page.. The Manger Is Empty Stories in Time by, Walter Wangerin, Jr belongs here. on this page and, it should be required reading for all … Continue reading

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Therefore go forth and make disciples of all nations…

Matthew 28:19New International Version (NIV) 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Our goal, our mission, as Christians should be clear We … Continue reading

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Sacraments

Sacraments, Sacraments, and more Sacraments seven to be exact When teaching first graders we use as little language as possible to get our point across so our conversation in class the other day went like this: What have we been … Continue reading

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Welcoming the New (Calendar) Year

Starting a new year is a great way to reteach the liturgical calendar. Especially for younger children who are drilled daily about the day/month/year the liturgical calendar can be a little more difficult to understand this is the type I … Continue reading

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Remember the Ants

Recently I had the opportunity to sit in on a middle school “The Edge” religious education program. The discussion “The Incarnation of Jesus”  In other words “God Becoming Man” This concept is a considered a mystery of faith we don’t … Continue reading

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Teaching Compassion in a world of Hypocrites

What is Compassion? According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary com·pas·sion noun \kəm-ˈpa-shən\ : a feeling of wanting to help someone who is sick, hungry, in trouble, etc. the entry in the dictionary goes further though  with examples of the word … Continue reading

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