“Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil…” (1 Kings 3:9).
The Catholic Church just celebrated a major milestone, the elevation of the first African American Cardinal in history, His Eminence Wilton Cardinal Gregory, the Cardinal Archbishop of Washington D.C. Did you know the Catholic Church was heavily involved in the Civil Rights Movement and that there are currently several African Americans in the process ofContinue reading “Lesson 8: “One Body in Christ” – The Catholic Church and the Civil Rights Movement”
What is the Bible? Who wrote it and why do we read it? Where is it leading us? In this lesson, we will explore these questions and more. Do you have your bible with you? If not, go and grab it. Now that you’re all set with your bible, let’s explore how to read andContinue reading “Lesson 7: The Bible – Your Roadmap to Heaven”
When Jesus was on the cross, Mary and the apostle John were there with him. From the cross, Jesus looked at them and said to John, “Behold your Mother.” (John 19:26-27) With these words, Mary became the mother of us all, and like any good mom, she loves her children very much. Every now andContinue reading “Lesson 6: Mary Visits Her Children”
Happy Thanksgiving! This lesson is going to be a little different. With Thanksgiving approaching, it seemed appropriate to release a shorter lesson that can be done around your family’s holiday traditions. That being said, we hope you will find this lesson informative and fun. During this time apart from each other, we are more thankfulContinue reading “Thanksgiving Holiday Lesson”
God has a plan for all of us. It is something He has uniquely destined us for. Part of that plan is our vocation, which is the subject of this lesson. A vocation is a calling from God. We are going to learn about some different vocations and hear stories of how people have discoveredContinue reading “Lesson 5: Called by God”
We are heading into the time of year where the Church takes a closer look at the saints. So far, our lessons have focused on the Domestic Church and the Church around the world, but what about the Church in Heaven? In order to commemorate those who have gone before us, the Church celebrates AllContinue reading “Lesson 4: Saint Extravaganza!”
“Abbeys and basilicas and cathedrals oh my!” Have you ever wondered what these words mean? When we talk about the Church, we don’t just mean our own parish, St. Mary Magdalen. As Catholics, we are blessed to be part of a Church that is spread all around the world. Worldwide, there are 1.1 billion Catholics!Continue reading “Lesson 3: Church ABC’s”
This lesson will discuss some of the many different prayers that can be said on a set of rosary beads. Did you know there are variations on the Rosary, or that your rosary can be used for a variety of different prayers? This lesson will focus on one of these different prayers: the Divine MercyContinue reading “Lesson 2: Beyond the Beads”
Introduction Video Go Deeper! In this section we will dive deeper into the lesson’s topic. This is where you will learn more about what was discussed in the introduction video. We may also include short videos to watch, articles to read, or bible verses to explore. Occasionally, we will highlight a featured activity your familyContinue reading “Destined Tutorial”
In this lesson we will talk about building a home prayer space and the idea that the family is the domestic church. We will focus on why every family should have a place to pray and how to make one! If you have not yet gone through the tutorial and completed the activity at theContinue reading “Lesson 1: Building a home prayer space.”
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