Getting ready for middle school

Getting ready for middle school

Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Monona helps its younger students get ready for life as a middle schooler.

 

High school ministry goes beyond Confirmation

High school ministry goes beyond Confirmation

Now in its second year, the High School Ministry program at St. Christopher Parish in Verona is striving to be a community where all teens can be heard, feel like they belong, and form authentic friendships through discussions, prayer, study, and social activities.

 

Blessed Sacrament School celebrates Week of the Young Child

Blessed Sacrament School celebrates Week of the Young Child

From April 24 to April 28, Blessed Sacrament School in Madison celebrated the Week of the Young Child.

 

Dane students spend a day on the farm

Dane students spend a day on the farm

On April 21, 4K through second grade students from Blessed Trinity School in Dane took a field trip to Ripp's Dairy Valley Farm in Dane.

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Youth Contest

NEW CONTEST -- "St. Teresa of Calcutta: Lessons for Lent”

For the past 14 years, we have been inviting and encouraging use of the Catholic Herald in the classroom in Catholic schools and religious education programs in the Diocese of Madison through our Newspapers in the Classroom project. Copies of the Catholic Herald are provided free of charge to Catholic schools and religious education programs requesting them.

During Lent this year, the Catholic Herald is sponsoring a contest involving students in grades kindergarten through high school with the best entries being published in the Catholic Herald. The contest is called “St. Teresa of Calcutta: Lessons for Lent.” More information on the contest is attached.

Once a month during the school year, the Catholic Herald is continuing to publish Junior Saints, a special section introducing students to Catholics living their faith in ordinary and extraordinary ways. Students meet a new saint each month. They also learn more about Catholic rituals, events, and holy days of the liturgical year. One page of this section is devoted to what is happening with youth in the Diocese of Madison.

Thanks to all the principals, teachers, directors and coordinators of religious education, parents, and students for your cooperation and participation in the Catholic Herald contests.

We especially want to thank Margie Schels, a teacher at St. John the Baptist School in Jefferson, who has helped develop the ideas for these contests since 2003.

Please feel free to contact the Catholic Herald office by phone or e-mail if you have any questions. God bless all of you!

Contest Cover Letter

Contest Entry (Grades K through four)

Contest Entry (Grades five through 12)

St. Teresa of Calcutta Small Pencil Sheet

Lenten Contest 2017 Sheet

 
Blessed Sacrament School celebrates Week of the Young Child Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, May. 11, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- From April 24 to April 28, Blessed Sacrament School in Madison celebrated the Week of the Young Child.

The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.

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Dane students spend a day on the farm Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, May. 11, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

DANE -- On April 21, 4K through second grade students from Blessed Trinity School in Dane took a field trip to Ripp's Dairy Valley Farm in Dane.

There, the students had a chance to see what life is like on a farm, how dairy cows are raised and taken care of, and to pet lots of animals such as calves, rabbits, and ducks.

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High school ministry goes beyond Confirmation Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

VERONA -- Now in its second year, the High School Ministry program at St. Christopher Parish in Verona is striving to be a community where all teens can be heard, feel like they belong, and form authentic friendships through discussions, prayer, study, and social activities.

The program is a separate entity from the parish's Confirmation program for teens, who are confirmed in the fall of their 10th grade year.

For Youth Ministry and Confirmation Coordinator Doug Ulaszek, High School Ministry is about the teens "being formed beyond Confirmation" and striving to "change the mentality" from teens being done with their faith formation following the Sacrament of Confirmation.

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Suicide prevention for teens / Prevenir el suicidio jugenil

While the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why has received praise for addressing issues that teenagers face, such as sexual violence and bullying, some mental health professionals contend that the show glamorizes the idea of suicide and could lead teens to think that suicide is the only option to traumatic and painful experiences. Instead, suicide prevention advocates say, the series should have sent the message that there are other options to find help and healing.

The Washington Post reported of a rise of self-harming behavior among teenagers and children who watch the series. This is worrisome as the percentage of U.S. children and teenagers hospitalized over suicidal thoughts and actions doubled from 2008 to 2015. Around the world, suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15- to 29-year-olds.

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