Advent: a Season to Experience

Advent is a word with Latin roots. It means “approach” or “coming.”  But what is Advent, really? Advent is the beginning of the new liturgical year for the Roman Catholic Church. On the first Sunday of Advent, which begins on December 1st this year (2020),  the Church celebrates its own kind of New Year’s Day. AdventContinue reading “Advent: a Season to Experience”

Session 8: Why Do I Need the Church?

The Mystery of the Catholic Church In Him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in Him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise ofContinue reading “Session 8: Why Do I Need the Church?”

Session 6: The Paschal Mystery

The Mystery of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection. Then he said to them all, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” -Luke 9:23  Some parents find that discussing the Paschal Mystery with young children can be overwhelming, especially the Passion portion. The PaschalContinue reading “Session 6: The Paschal Mystery”

Session 4: The Story of Salvation

Creation, Fall, and Redemption. For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life.  John 3:16 The Story of Salvation is presented in 3 parts: Creation, Fall and Redemption. We are made in the image of God toContinue reading “Session 4: The Story of Salvation”

Session 2: Divine Revelation

God is seeking us and is the compass for our lives. The teachings of Jesus were shared with the world first by the Apostles and St. Paul. They traveled around the world and taught as they went. They set up churches wherever they went and formed small communities of people who chose to believe inContinue reading “Session 2: Divine Revelation”

How to get the most out of your CCD year

In addition to the following the plan for First grade Communion Prep and using the Baltimore Catechism for the basis of our curriculum we have been putting together some supportive material for our class. Based on the age range for our class there is quite a diversity in how to approach the lessons. From recentContinue reading “How to get the most out of your CCD year”