• The Constant Conversation With God

    by Becky Groth

    Prayer evokes different images and emotions for different people. There are almost as many ways to pray as there are people to do the praying. So what should our teens know about this potentially vast topic, and how do we inspire them to pray more? Here are… read more

  • Proclaiming A Person

    by Joe Paprocki

    Investing your money is wise, but it also involves risks. Likewise, we need to invest our energies, time, commitments, and dreams wisely. The invitation to the alternate reality that we call the kingdom of God requires an investment, one that sounds … read more

  • Praying in Difficult Times

    by Connie Clark

    My students sat perfectly still. Every one of them was attentive, reverent, and engaged. And I wish with all of my heart that they weren’t.   I wish it had been our typical class with its usual fidgeting and whispering. But instead it was … read more

  • A Summer Prayer and Blessing

    by RTJ's Creative Catechist Staff

    A Summer PrayerLong warm days...The pace of life slows...A time for picnics and rest in the shade...Lord, help me to rest awhilein the cooling shade of your presence.Slow down my restless heart and fill mewith gentle compassion for all your people. Amen.- Author unknown… read more

  • The Need for Rituals

    by Melannie Svoboda, SND

    As I drive the highways, I sometimes notice a small cross with flowers by the side of the road. The homemade “shrine” tells me, “Someone was killed here.” And I say a prayer for them. The need to mark these tragic deaths with … read more

  • Nourishment for your lenten journey

    by Gwen Costello

    Lent is coming, that great liturgical sea­son that invites us to pray more often, to serve others, especially those most in need, and to fast from our bad habits and behav­iors. Lent offers quite a challenge and yet it still draws us. Maybe it&rsquo… read more

  • The Lord's Prayer

    by Marilyn Shelton

    It has been called the perfect prayer. It is the only prayer known to have been taught by Jesus himself. Today, it is known in all possible languages and dialects. If we take the time to examine the Lord’s Prayer phrase by phrase, we find that… read more

  • Learning to Pray!

    by Bill Huebsch

    We know that as catechists and teachers we must be people of prayer. But sometimes in prayer, we feel distracted. Our mind is wandering from this to that, from one anxiety to another. Our temptation is to work like mad to end this, when what we really … read more

  • Basic Catholic prayers

    by RTJ's Creative Catechist Staff

    Hail MaryHail Mary, full of grace,the Lord is with you;blessed are you among women,and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.Holy Mary, Mother of God,pray for us sinnersnow and at the hour of our death. Amen.Grace Before MealsBless us, O Lord, and… read more

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