Filled with research-based strategies, publications, website and technological tools, these resources will provide Catholic educators with insight and best practices during this Advent season. Advent Resources. Advent Daily Readings. The weeks of Advent remind us to set aside some of the hectic business of the holiday season, and to quietly reflect on the promise of the baby born in Bethlehem 2000 years ago. The Bible readings listed below relate to the Advent themes of waiting, preparation, light in the darkness, and the coming of the promised Messiah.
The Institute of Catholic Culture’s Sophia Symposium is designed to provide in-depth education for catechists and active parish volunteers who can and are making an impact in their community. Our program offers students the unique opportunity to study fundamentals of the Catholic faith in a small class environment at no charge. Learn More. Adult Faith Formation. Adult faith formation requires a unique approach, so that it can address the needs of those who are new to the Catholic faith as well as those Catholics who are seeking to deepen their faith. In this section you will find tips and ideas for making your adult faith formation ministry a success.
The Catholic Church has designated the four weeks preceding Christmas as Advent, a time to prepare the way of the Lord for His coming as our King and Savior. In addition, the Church teaches that: [w]hen the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy. Whether you are in a Catholic school, parish religious education classroom, or even a youth group, ice breakers can be a great way to get to know students’ names help them feel comfortable with a new group of people. Catholic Ice Breaker Resources. Check out the following websites and ice breaker ideas to use in your class this year.