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    Holy Thursday Lesson

    Overview Holy Thursday is the first part of the Paschal Triduum which represents the three Holiest Days in the Church.  Annually, this day falls on the Thursday before Easter Sunday.  Through Holy Thursday, the Last Supper that Jesus Christ shared with his Disciples in commemorated.  Since it’s difficult for children, and some adults, to grasp the main concepts of the Triduum,  it best to focus on one component! As a result, I decided to focus on the Feet Washing. Welcome Activity I like to start all of my classes out with a short activity as they arrive!  I have found that for this coloring sheets, mazes, word-searches, or crosswords work…

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    Ash Wednesday Lesson

    Overview Lent is such an important time in the Christian faith!  The Lent and Easter seasons can be confusing for children because there are so many Church “holidays” within the season.  These are all things that children will take time to learn because they are still confusing to us as adults.  Over the next few weeks I will be releasing the lessons I am using for my Sunday School class that I hope help you with your children ! Welcome Activity I don’t know about you but my students trickle in slowly over the first 10 to 15 minutes of our class.   I always plan a “Welcome Activity” that students…

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    Getting Through Pre Cana

    In the Catholic Church a very important step in the marriage process is Pre Cana.  According to the United States Catholic of Conference Bishops, the point of Pre Cana is to “help couples develop a better understanding of the sacrament; to evaluate and deepen their readiness to live married life; and to gain insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple.” How Pre Cana is offered depends on your specific Diocese and/or Church.  Some of the different types of program options offered are a marriage preparation course offered for multiple couples that lasts around eight hours, a few shorter private meeting with a “sponsor couple” from your parish, or…

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    Putting On Your Sunday Best

    This post may contain affiliate links, please see my disclosure policy here! “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work” (Genesis 2:2).  In our house the weekends are for two things: Rest and Jesus!  As you’re getting ready for Mass have you ever gone through your whole closet and not been able to find anything to wear?  I have definitely been there and it is not fun!   There is nothing better than having a few “go to” outfits for both you and your husband (since most of them can’t match to save their lives)…

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    Heaven: As Told By The Bible

    “People will come from East and West and North and South, and will take their places at the feast in the Kingdom of God.” Luke 13:29 We spend our lives trying to live on the straight and narrow so we can enter into the Kingdom of God when we are eventually called home.  We must put our trust and faith in the Lord that heaven will be more than we ever wanted.  The Bible provides an up close and personal look at what heaven will be like: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of…

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    Becoming the Proverbs 31 Wife

    This post may contain affiliate links, please see my disclosure policy here ! The perfect woman in the Bible is consistently the Proverbs 31 Wife, she is truly the Holy Grail of femininity!  One might ask themselves, does my husband truly want the Proverbs 31 Wife?  The answer to that question, whether your husband wants to admit it, is yes.  The Proverbs 31 Wife is not afraid of anything, she is beautiful, and she is strong.  If you ask me, I would love become the Proverbs 31 Wife!  So often the idea of the Proverbs 31 Wife is put down for being archaic or representing the old teachings of the Church,…

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    3 Songs for Increasing Faith

    “Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him” (Psalm 98:1) Music has such a special way of enhancing any mood and allowing for spiritual enrichment.  There are going to be days when you are so close to your breaking point and you don’t know what to do and the only answer is to have a little faith that everything will be alright!  These three songs are great reminders that we can get through anything if we put our trust in the Lord, no matter how we are feeling we always need to be conscious…

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    The Forbidden Fruit

    The story of the forbidden fruit is a story that is as old as time, but it is a story that our children and students must familiarize themselves with.  The two most important themes in the story are original sin and temptation.  You might be thinking, how in the world can I teach younger children about sin and temptation when they have not experienced much in their life so far?  The answer is to do this by bringing those themes into other parts of their religion that they have already learned.  In the Catholic faith for example, children learn about Baptism at a very early stage.  When children are first…

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    5 Christian Date Night Ideas!

    The best way to strengthen your marriage is to strengthen your relationship with God.  You can do this weekly by attending Mass together but below you can find five unexpected date night ideas that will provide for growth as a couple. Volunteer at Local Soup Kitchen- Now when you think of a romantic night out with your husband or wife I doubt a Soup Kitchen comes to mind, however, a Soup Kitchen is a great way to work together as a team while also serving those who need it the most. Visit a Religious Museum- My husband and I are big museum lovers, but we never felt closer to each other and…