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Why we say "God bless you!" when someone sneezes

Why we say "God bless you!" when someone sneezes

Here comes that annoying tickle in your nose again. You try to hold it back, but it’s no use. You’ve got to let it out!ACHOO!!Immediately, someone says, “God bless you!” You say, “Thank you!” then carry on with your day. Do you ever wonder why you were just given that nice wish? Do you ever think, thank goodness my life’s not in jeopardy? Hundreds of years ago, people thought that very thing.Sneezing is an involuntary action. It’s a way for your bo...
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JClub Celebrates National Catholic Schools Week!

JClub Celebrates National Catholic Schools Week!

Since 1974, the National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, so this year it’s January 29th through February 4th. This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.”Why not celebrate Catholic Schools Week and join us on the JClub journey today? We believe that part of a great Catholic education is great Catholic reading materia...
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How To Pray the Rosary

How To Pray the Rosary

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima to three children, Lucy dos Santos, and Jacinta and Francisco Marto on May 13, 1917. While praying the rosary in the cove they saw “a lady all dressed in white” who appeared to them and asked them to say the rosary and to do penance for sinners. The lady asked them to return for the next six months, from May to October, on the 13th day of each month. In those apparitions Our Lady revealed to them secrets r...
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Kids are listening!

Kids are listening!

Kids are listening!It seems like such an obvious statement. Of course they are! Kids are listening to our conversations, they listen to their teachers, but they also hear the news that we are listening to, the programs we are are listening to, the conversations we are having, they read the comments we are making.And with the intensity of political discussion in these past months and the appearance of a normalized civil discourse that is disrespectful and at times vu...
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Cyberbullying: How to Spot It

Cyberbullying: How to Spot It

Bullying is nothing new -- teachers have always had to deal with it. But cyberbullying adds a horrible twist to an old problem. Cyberbullies use communication technology to harass their victims online. Their hurtful actions can include texting or emailing threats, publishing insults on blogs and social network pages, posting private photos, and impersonating others online in order to embarrass them.Modern devices allow cyberbullies to torment their victims at any time of a day, away from adult s...
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Bringing the Good News

Bringing the Good News

Dear Friends,My Father sent me to bring the “Good News” to the world. This was the “work” he gave me to do.So I made a plan. I would find the right people for the job, people who would be my friends and messengers. They certainly would not be perfect, but they would love me. They would do their best to live as I taught. Through such apostles, my work would continue…not only during their lifetimes, but way beyond—throughout the centuries that would follow, unt...
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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton: How Difficult Things Can Bring Out Our Hidden Talents

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton: How Difficult Things Can Bring Out Our Hidden Talents

“Mother Seton” was the name everyone knew her by when she died on January 4, 1821, in Emmitsburg, Maryland. A life full of surprises had led to that name.Elizabeth was born in New York City on August 28, 1774. Her father, Richard Bayley, was a well-known doctor. Her mother, Catherine, died when Elizabeth was very young. Elizabeth was Episcopalian. As a teenager, she did many things to help poor people.In 1794, Elizabeth married William Seton. He was a rich merchant who owned a fleet ...
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Guadalupe: One of Our Catholic Family Stories

Guadalupe: One of Our Catholic Family Stories

In the midst of our Christmas preparations in December we get to take a breather and celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe together. It is a perfect chance to learn about another country, another culture, a saint, and an apparition of Mary all at once.On October 12, 1945, Pope Pius XII, decreed Our Lady of Guadalupe to be "Patroness of all the Americas." Her feast day is December 12, and it is a Holy Day of Obligation in Mexico. She is also considered the Patroness of the Unborn...
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Our Lady of Guadalupe: Our Mother Too

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Our Mother Too

“Are you not under my shadow and protection? . . . Is there anything else that you need?”Our Lady to Saint Juan DiegoMary Is Our Mother TooJuan Diego was making his long trip to Mass on the cold morning of December 9, 1531, which at that time was the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Suddenly he heard some strains of beautiful music. Looking to see where it came from, Juan found himself at the top of Tepeyac Hill, near Mexico City. He was startled to see a beautiful young woman sta...
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Between Friends – John the Baptist Prepares the Way

Between Friends – John the Baptist Prepares the Way

A letter from Jesus Read in a children’s Bible or from a missalette: Matthew 3:1–9, 11Dear Friends,    Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for my birthday. My cousin John was the last prophet whom God sent to help people get ready for my mission. John lived alone in the desert. He wore scratchy clothes and ate grasshoppers (no such thing as BBQ wings!) and wild honey. Many people went out to hear him preach and to repent their sins. But some were not si...
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