For Our Country’s Election


by Jean Grant

Prepare your class for this year’s national elections with this prayer service.


Preparation

Prior to the prayer service, place a flag and crucifix on the prayer table where they are easily accessible. Select one boy and one girl. All classmates gather around the prayer table. After the introduction, the selected children will come forward and stand at each side of the prayer table. One will hold the flag so all may see it, and one will hold up the crucifix in a reverent way.

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Litany Prayer for Consecrated Life


Help your students learn about consecrated life with this prayer service.

by Jean Grant


Preparation

A litany is a type of prayer composed of several petitions. The “Kyrie” at the Mass might have been a litany in its earliest form. For our prayer today, the leader will read the names of some of those in consecrated life who have made an impact on our lives in the Church. Read more…

A New School Year: Forgiveness, Love, and Peace


Kick off the school year with this prayer service.

by Jean Grant


Preparation: The theme “Teaching about God’s Gift of Forgiveness” comes to us from the guidelines of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for Catechetical Sunday, September 21, 2014. Forgiveness, as a gift, springs from the font of Baptism. With our hearts open to forgiveness, we keep the Word of Jesus alive and give witness to our faith expressed in the Gospel. Read more…