JClub Catholic Book Fair: the Pauline solution for Catholic educators who want to provide good Catholic content to their students!

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For those entrusted with caring for God’s children (regardless of the child’s age), worry, anxiety, and doubt are not unique to a time of pandemic. Who hasn’t second guessed a decision, been concerned that a child does not seem to be learning the lesson (whether academic, life-related, or religious), or prayed anxiously for a child’s well-being? As we accompany our children through EVERYTHING, who accompanies us?

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How can we, as parents, overcome the objections, the fidgeting, and the distractions to establish this virtue-laden habit of prayer in our own families?

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Doubt is a part of faith. It happens that we come up against something that doesn’t seem to mesh with our faith, or with something that might appear to contradict what our church teaches.

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The Eighth Station: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem (Luke 23:27-31).  It’s one of the more cryptic episodes of the Gospels, yet it evokes a powerful range of emotions in people, from confusion to clarity, from comfort to fear.  For mothers and spiritual mothers, it is a passage that speaks volumes of how God sees us.

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Going on a St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt outside, when nature has turned green, can be a way for kids to search for real gold, learning about God's love for them, while having fun along the way. Children may know about St. Patrick's Day shamrocks and rainbows, but they may not know much about the real saint and his own journeys.

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It’s that time of year again—Lent! It’s a special time of grace for us. If you have kids, you are probably already thinking of ways to help them understand Lent better. Here are a few ideas to help with your Lenten planning.

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What makes Catholic Schools catholic is the presence of people who walk with our children and model to them what it means to be a disciple of Christ – who teach with their own lives, and their own faith.

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Create a habit of awareness of God’s presence throughout your entire day so that you are alert and ready for Him to speak to you.

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by Sr. Orianne DyckWhen you were a kid, did you ever imagine you were someone else’s child?  Maybe you imagined your parents were the king and queen of some foreign land.  Maybe you imagined you were the long-lost daughter of an infamous outlaw who needed to be saved from prison.  Maybe you imagined you were switched at birth and were actually the child of enemy spies!Or maybe you didn’t, and I just had a really overactive imagination.Be that as it may, I did sometimes...

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From a very young age, children spontaneously use their imagination. Although it is a natural faculty of our mind, imagination still needs to be encouraged and cultivated.