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Growing Up Catholic Faith Activities Faith Activities on What Makes Us Catholic

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Growing Up Catholic Faith Activities
Faith Activities on What Makes Us Catholic

Each title in this eResource series includes dozens of short, faith-filled, catechetical activities. We include catechist lesson plans, activity pages, and editable, step-by-step parent instruction pages—all reproducible. Use these resources for whole family events, in the classroom, or as send-home activities. These titles are new editions of books that originally appeared in the Enriching Faith series from Twenty-Third Publications. Buy the whole series as a discount bundle here.

33 activities • Fun Projects, Prayers, and All-In-One Lessons for Bringing Faith to Life

In this creative and practical resource, Sr. Janet Schaeffler shows us step by step how to introduce young minds and hearts to all these wonderful ways of being Catholic. Some activities include:

  • A daily Advent project that invites families to appreciate the gift of the Incarnation
  • An exploration of Lenten symbols, prayers, and liturgical objects such as ashes, palm branches, the color purple, the desert, and the Stations of the Cross
  • A group project to help students personalize Catholic social teaching
  • A Marian feast activity to build awareness of the powerful and loving role Mary plays in daily living

Each activity includes background for catechists, step-by-step parent instructions (for whole family use), materials lists, reproducible blackline masters, lesson starters, instructions, prayers, and options to extend the activities.

Previously published by Twenty-Third Publications as Enriching Faith: Lessons and Activities on What Makes Us Catholic (ISBN 9781627850827).

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Format: eResource
Product code: GUC856
Dimensions: 8½" x 11"
Length: 138 pages
The Pastoral Center
Written by Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP


Janet Schaeffler, OP—an Adrian Dominican Sister—has spent many years in parish and archdiocesan catechetical ministry (most recently as Director of Adult Faith Formation for the archdiocese of Detroit). The author of hundreds of articles and several publications in catechetical and parish ministry, her articles can be found in The Priest, Catechetical LeaderCatechist, Ministry and Liturgy, etc. Janet currently accompanies others on their faith-journey through days of reflection/retreats, parish missions, workshops, catechist formation opportunities, adult faith formation opportunities, Myers-Briggs explorations, and online courses.

View all resources by Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP