"Become a saint, and do so quickly!" – JP2

Holidays, Holy Days, & Church Seasons

  1. Halloween and All Saints Day Explained with LEGO (video web link)
  2. Halloween 101 (PDF), The History of Halloween video (web link)
  3. All Hallows Eve – Catholic Breakfast (video web link)
  4. I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts! – Fr. Mike Schmitz (video web link)
  5. Why Exorcism Films Still Fascinate – Bishop Barron (video web link)
  6. The Devil – Bishop Barron (video web link)
  7. Additional Commentary on the Devil – Bishop Barron (video web link)
  8. It’s Time for Catholics to Embrace Halloween – Word on Fire (PDF)
  9. Why Catholics Should Embrace Halloween – Catholic Answers (PDF)
  10. Catholic Answers to Your Halloween Questions – LifeTeen (PDF)
  11. A Catholic Approach to Halloween (video web link)
  12. Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin 1 (pic), Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin 2 (pic)
  13. Backwards Halloween – Cool Idea (PDF)

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All Saints Day CRT logo

  1. TONS of extra info on the saints: https://catholicreligionteacher.com/the-saints/
  2. Halloween and All Saints Day Explained with LEGO (video web link)
  3. The Saint Song (FUN!) (video web link)
  4. All Saints Day – Bishop Barron (video web link)
  5. All Saints Day Pep Talk – Fr. Mike Schmitz (video web link)
  6. All Saints Day for Kids (video web link)
  7. You Were Chosen to Be a Saint – Word on Fire (PDF)

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  1. The Story of Thanksgiving (basically) (video web link)
  2. 7th grade Happy Eucharist HW assignment (Word doc)
  3. 8th grade Happy Eucharist HW assignment (Word doc)
  4. How Catholics Can Reclaim the Feast of Thanksgiving (PDF)
  5. Happy National Eucharist Day (PDF)
  6. God’s Instrument (The Story of Squanto) (PDF)
  7. Washington’s Original Thanksgiving Proclamation – annotated (PDF)
  8. What Happened AFTER the Feast (PDF)
  9. Thanksgiving Prayer (PDF)

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  1. What is Advent? Gangnam Style! (video web link)
  2. What is Advent (PDF)
  3. The End of Advent (PDF)
  4. No Christmas without Advent (PDF)
  5. The Story Behind the Pink Candle (PDF)
  6. Catholics and Advent (PDF)

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CANDY CANES / T-SWIZZLE / ST. NICHOLAS / ETC.

  1. Candy Cane Tidbits (PDF), Candy Cane picture (PDF)
  2. Christmas Birthday Poem (Jesus’ b-day) (PDF)
  3. Taylor Swift – “Christmas Must Be Something More” lyrics (PDF)
  4. The Real St. Nicholas (PDF)
  5. St. Nicholas Punches Heretics in the Face (PDF)
  6. Happy Birthday Jesus (Whenever That Is) (PDF)
  7. Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday? – Ask Father Mike (PDF)
  8. Barbies and the Baby Jesus – A History of the Nativity Set (PDF)
  9. Say It Loud and Proud – Merry Christmas! (PDF)
  10. C.S. Lewis on X-Mas and Christmas (PDF)
  11. “Holiday” Tree, Not “Christmas” Tree (PDF)
  12. Christmas and the Drumbeat of War (PDF)

CLIVE AND IAN’S 12 QUESTIONS OF CHRISTMAS
Clive and Ian’s 12 Questions of Christmas worksheet (PDF)

  1. Why do they call it Christmas? (web link)
  2. Was Jesus really born on December 25th? (web link)
  3. How long has it been since Jesus was born? (web link)
  4. What does Santa Claus have to do with Jesus’ birthday? (web link)
  5. How did St. Nicholas turn into Santa Clause? (web link)
  6. Why does Santa wear a red, furry hat? (web link)
  7. What’s with those bell ringers? (web link)
  8. What’s Hanukkah? (web link)
  9. What do Christmas trees have to do with Jesus? (web link)
  10. What are the 12 days of Christmas? (web link)
  11. Who is Emmanuel? (web link)
  12. The last big question! (web link)
CHRISTMAS-RELATED VIDEOS
  1. Chris Stefanick – A Child is Born (video web link)
  2. The Digital Story of the Nativity (video web link)
  3. Kids’ Version of the Christmas Story (video web link)
  4. The Paradox of Christmas (video web link)
  5. Retooning the Nativity (video web link)
  6. Christmas with a Capital ‘C’ (video web link)
  7. Crashing Christmas Ornaments (video web link)
  8. Christmas in 50 Words (video web link)
  9. A Charlie Brown Christmas (video web link)
  10. Advent Conspiracy (video web link)
  11. Jesus & Santa (video web link)
  12. Jesus Isn’t Afraid of Our Crap & Other Advent Reflections (video web link)

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  1. New Year’s Day – March 25th (Ladyday) (PDF)

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  1. History of St. Valentine by Fr. William Saunders (PDF), St. Valentine’s Day HW (Word doc)
  2. St. Valentine Keynote and Prayer (PDF)
  3. St. Valentine Fun Facts (PDF)
  4. Icon of St. Valentine (PDF)

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START OF LENT

  1. MyLentenGoals-7thGrade (Word doc), MyLentenGoals-8thGrade (Word doc)
  2. 4 Tips for Creating Your Lenten Goals (PDF)
  3. What to Do and Give Up this Lent (PDF)
  4. What to Give Up for Lent – 25 Creative Ideas (PDF)
  5. What to Give Up for Lent – 20 Weird Ideas (PDF)
  1. Lent Calendar (PDF), Lent Calendar (completed) (PDF), Lent Calendar (completed, without days listed (PDF)
  2. What is Lent? (video web link)
  3. Lent In-Class Notes, Calendar, & Big 3 HW (PDF), The Big 3 – Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving (PDF)
  4. Preparing for Lent HW (PDF), Preparing for Lent – Fr. Mike Schmitz (video web link)
  5. The Significance of Ash Wednesday – Fr. Mike Schmitz (video web link)
  6. Why Fast on Ash Wednesday? – Fr. Mike Schmitz (video web link)
  7. 4 Reasons for Fasting – Fr. Mike Schmitz (video web link)
  8. 4 Reasons for Almsgiving – Fr. Mike Schmitz (video web link)
  9. What’s the Point of Fasting During Lent? – Fr. Mike Schmitz (video web link)
  10. Great apps for Lent: Lentsantiy40 Day Spiritual Workout, Truth & Life Audio Bible (web links)
  11. Meat Police! Episode 1.1, Episode 1.2, Episode 2.1, Episode 2.2 (video web links)
  1. Lent In-Class Notes & Homework (PDF)
  2. Ash Wednesday (PDF), The 8 Types of Ashes You Might Get on Ash Wednesday (web link)
  3. Why 40 Days? (PDF)
  4. The Big 3 – Lent FAQ HW (PDF), The Big 3 – Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving (PDF), Illustrated Guide to Fasting (PDF)
  5. Lent FAQ (PDF)
  6. Redemptive Suffering Keynote (PDF), RedemptiveSuffering (Word doc), Offer It Up Emoji Style – from Catherine King (PDF)
  7. The Passion of the Christ – “See, I Make All Things New” (video web link)
MIDDLE/END OF LENT/EASTER, ETC.

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  1. The History of St. Patrick (video web link)
  2. The Life of St. Patrick (PDF)
  3. Better Than Green Beer – An Irish Blessing for St.Patrick’s Day (PDF)
  4. Lorica of St. Patrick Prayer (PDF)
  5. St. Patrick – Prayer for the Faithful (PDF)
  6. St. Patrick Fun Facts (PDF)
  7. The Day I Told Someone Getting Drunk Doesn’t Honor St. Patrick – Lifeteen.com (PDF)

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