Religious Education
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Religious Education

Resources for Parents

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2223)
Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule. The home is well suited for education in the virtues. This requires an apprenticeship in self-denial, sound judgment, and self-mastery - the preconditions of all true freedom. Parents should teach their children to subordinate the "material and instinctual dimensions to interior and spiritual ones." Parents have a grave responsibility to give good example to their children. By knowing how to acknowledge their own failings to their children, parents will be better able to guide and correct them:

He who loves his son will not spare the rod. . . . He who disciplines his son will profit by him.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Each week new suggestions for Religious Education will posted here for parents to use with their children at home.  Enjoy and discuss the assigned video with your children.

Go to FORMED.org to create a FREE account – simply choose St. Katharine Drexel, Cape Coral from the drop down menu and you’ll be ready to use FORMED.org to aid in thecontinuation of your child's Religious Education from home. 

All grades should participate in Holy Mass each Sunday.  Information is available on our Home page

The Stations of the Resurrection are a beautiful practice for the Easter Season.

Download the World’s Cutest Bible Tabs Ever!

 

 

Week of June 14 & Corpus Christi-

Monstrance Crafts for Kids: Perfect for the Feast of Corpus Christi this Sunday

A monstrance is an ornate golden vessel that displays the consecrated host for adoration. Monstrances are generally beautiful and decorative, lending themselves to all kinds of beautiful crafts for children. Monstrance crafts for celebrating Corpus Christi.

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Week of June 7 & Trinity Sunday-

Trinity Sunday Printables for elementary aged students & younger. 

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How Are Apples Like The Trinity: An Object Lesson For Kids

The Trinity is a big concept to grasp, and honestly, as humans, I do not believe that our brains are fully capable of understanding it. However, I do believe that God wants us to try, and to teach our children the concept of the Trinity as well as possible.

Here is a post all about using an apple to teach kids about the Trinity.

A Printable Booklet for Teaching Catholic Kids About The Trinity

In this printable booklet, I teach children about the Trinity. I introduce them to each person in the Holy Trinity and highlight their symbols and the most basic things to know. I tell multiple Saint stories having to do with the Trinity, including about how St. Patrick taught about the Trinity with a shamrock.

 

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How to Draw Video: Holy Trinity Shield

I love the idea behind a Trinity shield because it shows exactly what the Trinity is. It helps me to understand it anyway. I made this particular Trinity shield a little cuter to be fun for kids to draw.

Check out the video for the step-by-step instructions that everyone can follow! You don’t need to be an artist!


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Week of May 31 & Pentecost Sunday-

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday and although we may be celebrating it differently this year, we all should take time to celebrate how the Holy Spirit has impacted our life during this time of stay at home, opening the church and keeping away from the virus.  The Holy Spirit has been with you through all of it!

Around your home this week, you may want to:

Wear red when you attend Mass or virtual Mass on Pentecost Sunday
Read the Pentecost story to your kids from your children's bible
Check out this video of the happening of the first Pentecost Sunday for kids
Bake a birthday cake, as Pentecost is the birthday of the Church!

Celebrating Pentecost with your Catholic kids by breaking down what happened on the first Pentecost

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 Ideas for crafts, songs, activities, and recipes for celebrating Pentecost with your children.

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Did you know that a few years ago the Church instituted a new feast day that is the day after Pentecost? It's called "The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother Of The Church" and it is acknowledging Mary's role in the first Pentecost and in starting the Church. 


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The feast day of Mary, the Mother of the Church is extra exciting because it’s very new! The first year it was celebrated was 2018. This is a moving feast day that happens the Monday after Pentecost Sunday each year. Here are some ways to celebrate the Mary, Mother of the Church feast day with kids

 

 

Week of May 24-

Activities for celebrating the Solemnity of the Ascension. 

 

 

Week of May 17-

Holy Heroes Mass Prep for the Sixth Sunday of Easter.
Catholic Icing Activities for the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima (May 13)... it's ok to celebrate a few days late.
Grades PK- 6: Watch The Day the Sun Danced
Grades 7 & Up(Parents too!) : Watch THE SEARCH: Episode 2

Week of May 10-

Happy Fifth Sunday of Easter!

The theme of this week's lessons center around Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.  We are also focusing a great deal on Mother’s Day.  Please use the code UJTPA to access the student paced lesson for www.nearpod.com.  The code changes each week. Please read the directions before starting the lesson.  There are also workshop bulletins and a lesson activity centered around the Florida Martyrs.  

 
Grades PK-6Choose an activity (or as many as you like) to reinforce this Sunday's Gospel.
Choose an activity here to celebrate May as the month that we honor Mary.
Watch the Sunday Mass Prep video here and complete an activity.
 
Grades 7 and up (including Confirmation)- Watch the videos below!
 

Parents-   You are invited to join the Diocese of Venice in a Live Online Bible Study.   Join us every Tuesday @ 2:00 pm, starting next week on May 12 for a live interactive journey through Scott Hahn's Genesis to Jesus program. Understand how Christ was foretold in the Old Testament covenants that preceded his Incarnation. This event will be lead by a panel including Joshua Mazrin (Director of Evangelization in the Diocese of Venice), Fr. Pater Shawn Roser of St. Joseph's in Bradenton, Spence McSorley (DRE at OLA), Natalie Campbell, Emily Dalton, and Aileen Vasquez.   
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Finally, check us out on Facebook to find Live Streaming & recorded videos of daily & Sunday Masses, as well as,  a curated collection of videos to encourage you & your families in your faith journey from home. 

Week of May 3:

All grades*** Remember to participate in the Sacrifice of the Mass with Fr. Ricky, Fr. Thobias, & our St. Katharine Drexel Family via Facebook Live. More Information is available on our Home page

Weekly Mass Prep activities for the Fourth Sunday of Easter from HolyHeroes.com can also be found here. 

Continue to celebrate the 50 Days of Easter with one of these activities.

Grades K through 3- Watch You Are Loved: Episode 7. 

The Fourth Sunday of Easter is called Good Shepherd Sunday.   Click here Good Shepherd Sunday activities.  Choose one & enjoy!

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Grades 4 through 8- Watch The Witness Triology: To Every Nation.

Click here to access lessons and activities for the Fourth Sunday of Easter.  Enter student lesson code MQKOA.

Confirmation Year 1

Young Women & Young Men:

Watch The Hour That Will Change Your Life.

Week of April 26:

All grades*** Remember to participate in the Sacrifice of the Mass with Fr. Ricky, Fr. Thobias, & our St. Katharine Drexel Family via Facebook Live. More Information is available on our Home page

Click here to access lessons and activities for the Third Sunday of Easter.  

Enter student lesson code NGBRC .

Weekly Mass Prep activities from HolyHeroes.com can also be found here.

Families are encouraged to send pictures of their at home Faith Formation work and/or watching the live stream of the mass. 

Also send pictures of your “Catholic Heroes”- every day people helping serving in this time of Covid-19.  We would love to add these pictures to a video montage on Facebook!!

Choose at least one Road to Emmaus activity to help children understand the Gospel.

Continue to celebrate the 50 Days of Easter with one of these activities each day.

Signs of Grace

Grades K through 3- Watch You Are Loved: Episode 5 and Episode 6.  Also view The Seriously Surprising Story- the story of the Road to Emmaus. 

The Witnesses Trilogy

Grades 4 through 8: Watch The Messengers: The Birth of the Early Church.

Confirmation Year 1

Young Women:

Go to YDisciple-FORMED. View Sisterhood: Part 2.  Read the Teen Sheet for Session 4. 

Pray the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary with a family member or friend.

Print and use the Spiritual_Communion Prayer while you participate in Mass via Facebook Live. 

Young Men:

Go to YDisciple-FORMED. View Band of Brothers: Part 2.  Read the Teen Sheet for Session 4.

Print and use the Spiritual_Communion Prayer while you participate in Mass via Facebook Live. 

On Formed:

Week of April 19: Divine Mercy Sunday

The Diocese has graciously provided us with another wonderful resource using the online platform Nearpod.  Download the Nearpod instructions here. Print the corresponding activityfor this Sunday here.

Please also enjoy these resources to help families enter into the 50 Days of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday below.  

Links:


https://www.catholicicing.com/celebrating-divine-mercy-sunday-with-kids/

On FORMED:

https://watch.formed.org/divine-mercy-with-fr-michael-gaitley

  

What Is Easter: Understanding the History and SymbolsEaster Week:  No Assignments.  Happy Easter! 

He is risen! 

He is risen, indeed!  

Holy Week (All Grades)  

Download the "Holy Week at Home" PDF and choose activities to bring Holy Week alive for your family.  

This Holy Week Family Retreat is also an excellent resource for entering into Holy Week with a spirit of prayer and meditation.  

Week of March 29

*** Remember to participate in the Sacrifice of the Mass with Fr. Ricky, Fr. Thobias, & our St. Katharine Drexel Family via Facebook Live. More Information is available on our Home page

Check out The Holy Week at Home Success Kit.

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Atrium  through Grade 4:

Watch "The Blessings of Confession"  

Grades 2 and up- Check out drive through Confession times at St. Katharine's and go with your family!

Complete the Palm Sunday activity here. 

Print, color, and use the Spiritual_Communion Prayer while you participate in Mass via Facebook Live.

Grades 5 & 6:

 Watch "Reconciliation: Catholic Central".

Check out drive through Confession times at St. Katharine's and go with your family!

Complete the RECONCILIATION Word Search.

Print, color, and use the Spiritual_Communion Prayer while you participate in Mass via Facebook Live.

Grades 7 & 8
Check out drive through Confession times at St. Katharine's and go with your family!
Print, color, and use the Spiritual_Communion Prayer while you participate in Mass via Facebook Live.

Confirmation Year 1/ Young Women:

Watch "Why Confess My Sins to a Priest" & "How to Make a Good Confession"

Check out drive through Confession times at St. Katharine's and go with your family!

Go to YDisciple-FORMED. View Sisterhood: Part 1.  Read the Teen Sheet for Session 3. 

Pray the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary with a family member or friend.

Print and use the Spiritual_Communion Prayer while you participate in Mass via Facebook Live. 

Young Men:

Watch "Why Confess My Sins to a Priest" & "How to Make a Good Confession"

Check out drive through Confession times at St. Katharine's and go with your family!

Go to YDisciple-FORMED. View Band of Brothers: Part 1.  Read the Teen Sheet for Session 3.

Use your bible and look up the four scripture passages under "Tip for the Week".  Talk to a family member or friend about how and why you are a good friend or about a person who is a good friend to you.

Print and use the Spiritual_Communion Prayer while you participate in Mass via Facebook Live. 

Week of March 22

*** All grades should hear Mass for the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord on March 25 via Facebook Live.

Information is available on our Home page

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Atrium  through Grade 4:

Watch "The Rosary: A Special Way to Pray"

Choose a coloing page depicting the Annunciation here.

Pray the First Joyful Mystery of the Rosary- the Annunciation with your family.

Grades 5 & 6:

Read the Gospel for the Annunciation of Our Lord, Luke 1:26-38

Choose a coloing page depicting the Annunciation here.

Do you hear the words of a familiar prayer in the words of the Gospel? 

Pray the First Joyful Mystery of the Rosary- the Annunciation with your family.

Grades 7 & 8

Read the Gospel for the Annunciation of Our Lord, Luke 1:26-38

Pray the First Joyful Mystery of the Rosary- the Annunciation with your family.

Confirmation Year 1/ Young Women:

Go to YDisciple-FORMED. View The Heart of a Woman: Part 2.  Read the Teen Sheet for Session 2. 

Complete the tasks for COMMIT & TIP OF THE WEEK.

Young Men:

Go to YDisciple-FORMED. View The Heart of a Man: Part 2.  Read the Teen Sheet for Session 2.  

Read the Teen Sheet for Session 2.  Complete the tasks for COMMIT & PRAYER.

Week of March 16: 

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Watch  
Patrick: Brave Shepherd of the Emerald Isle.

Print, color, & pray
 “St. Patrick’s Breast Plate”

 Grades 3-4: 

Watch The Story of Saint Patrick
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Print, color, & pray “St. Patrick’s Breast Plate”

Complete the St. Patrick Activity Page

 Grades 5-8:

Watch The Story of Saint Patrick
Print ST_PATRICK.pdf.  Pray St. Patrick's Breastplate together.

Have a word search race with someone in your family!  
Start the word search at the same time and race to complete it.
 

Confirmation Year 1/ Young Women:

Go to YDisciple-FORMED.  Download and Print the Teen Sheets. View The Heart of a Woman.  Read the Teen Sheet for Session 1.  Pray about committing to the four characteristics of a woman's heart.  Add any other charateristics that God may calling you to commit to.  Write about it.  Pray & learn the Memorare prayer printed on the Teen Sheet.

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Young Men:

Go to YDisciple-FORMED.  Download and Print the Manhood Teen Sheets.  View The Heart of a Man.  Read the Teen Sheet for Session 1.This week try to give up a weaknesses and replace it with something that will make you a man of greatness.  Write about it.  Pray & learn Matthew 16:24-27


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SCHEDULES

MASS SCHEDULES:
Saturday Vigils
4 pm and 6 pm

Sunday
7 am - 8:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Monday - Friday 9 am
Wednesday Evening 6:30 pm
Saturday 9 am

HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION: To Be Announced in the Bulletin

DRIVE-UP CONFESSIONS:
Confessions in front of the main entrance of the Church

Mondays and Fridays:

After the 9:00 am Mass
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Saturdays:

After the 9:00 am Mass

And by Appointment

PARISH OFFICE HOURS:
Monday–Friday 8 am to 3 pm

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FAITH FORMATION:
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