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Fruits of the Spirit: GoodnessExploring the Fruits of the Spirit in short fun conversations
Beth and Kristofer Cowles discuss the Fruits of the Spirit as St. Paul lists in Galatians 5:22-23. Each video is 3 – 5 minutes long, and helpful for adults, parents, and kids to begin discussing the Fruits in their own lives – how to recognize them, how to practice them, and how to get better at them. Beth and Kristofer share their own experiences and challenges with bearing these Fruits in God’s Garden of Grace.
Episode 7 – Goodness gives a quick discussion of the Fruit of Goodness.
Click here for a one-page printable PDF to accompany the lesson.
Our purpose is to give the older family members the knowledge and tools to pass along the information to their younger members in a way that engages them. Teaching young children about the Holy Spirit is important and the relationship a child develops with the Holy Spirit can bear amazing fruit in their lives. We want to give you brief insights into the Fruits, and provide accompanying podcast-length discussions with each. To that end, each video is accompanied with links to an episode of On the Road to Perfection, Beth and Kristofer’s weekly podcast, where in each of the specific episodes they dive deeper into that particular fruit.
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Young/School Age Children
Look to Him and Be Radiant – Lessons, crafts, coloring pages, book recommendations, and more from a Catholic school religion teacher/Director of Religious Education
Teaching Catholic Kids – parent newsletter published by Our Sunday Visitor, Sunday Gospel reflections, crafts, liturgical season information and saint stories.
Parent-catechists and Parish catechists
Catechist’s Journey – A Loyola Press sister site for Catechists to learn from and share with one another. Joe Paprocki is the website creator and lead catechist.
The Religion Teacher – Jared Dees’ site with weekly lesson plans, activities, and other useful information and resources for teaching your students.
If you or your parish use a curriculum
Sophis Press Curriculum Site – Parents or catechists can use the free downloads for Sunday Gospel lessons, current event lessons (for High School), and using Sacred Art for teaching the faith. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for these resources and to sign up to have them delivered to your inbox.)
RCIA Adapted for Children Resources
Click here to find tons of free resources as well as Holy Owned and Operated’s members-only material.
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth.
The sacred role of women in the Church goes back to the time before Jesus came to Earth – way before!
In this episode, we talk about that – after a short disclaimer from my lovely bride – and how there is an important significance to women being in the Church and the role they play in salvation history.
We claim that the first Catholic was Mary (a woman, BTW!), and share who “the first Apostle” was, as well as “the Apostle to the Apostles” – both women!
But it is way more than a title, and these women were not ordained by Jesus as were the Twelve – which is significant, and a true blessing for women and the Church!
And, yes, we answer THAT question, along with the question of why women are integral to the survival and thriving of the Church.
And I get a little snippy about men and how they handle their responsibilities in the Church.
But what’s new? -Kristofer