September 8, 2015

Prepare Hearts for Pope Francis

There is much excitement and anticipation for the visit of Pope Francis this September. A vital part of the preparation for the papal visit is catechetical preparation.

For those attending the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in Philadelpia, a special preparatory catechesis has been developed.  The USCCB Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth is offering a series of reflections on the official WMOF catechesis.

We encourage teachers, catechists and youth ministers to utilize these resource guides to create lesson plans designed to address the learning needs of each individual class or group, with attention to age, ability, culture, religion, current religion curriculum and prior knowledge regarding the papacy. Teachers and catechists will establish the goals and learning outcomes for each lesson with the approval of their principal or catechetical leader.

BrochuresPope Francis walks next to Bolivian President Evo Morales (R) upon arrival in El Alto, on July 8, 2015. Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, arrived in Bolivia on the second leg of a three-nation tour of the continent's poorest countries, where he has been acclaimed by huge crowds. AFP PHOTO / AGENCIA BOLIVIANA DE INFORMACION RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / AGENCIA BOLIVIANA DE INFORMACION" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Pope Francis for Children (Español)
Pope Francis for Adults (Español)
Blessed Junípero Serra (Español)

Children’s Activities
Please Pray for Me – Coloring Sheet
Blessed Junípero Serra – Facebook Page (Español)
Coat of Arms Project (Español)

Prayer Resources
Prayer of Anticipation (Español)

Adults Catechesis on Pope Francis
3 Lessons (Español)

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