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Catholic Resources

Find Catholic resources for Youth Ministry, Vacation Bible School (VBS), religious ed, catechists, Parish School of Religion (PSR), Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD), Catholic families, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and Catholics of all ages.


  • Scuba VBS Ideas

    Scuba VBS Ideas

    Are you looking for more ideas to go with the Scuba VBS (Vacation Bible School) program from Group? Dive deep into creativity with these bonus ideas for games, crafts, activities, and snacks. Read More

  • Pair Off Square Off Icebreaker

    Pair Off Square Off Icebreaker

    In Pair Off Square Off Icebreaker, players are assigned to be one half of a famous pair. They must find the person who matches them. Sounds easy enough right? Except they don't know who they are! So they must ask questions to find out. Read More

  • Wednesday of the 4th Week of Easter

    Wednesday of the 4th Week of Easter

    Wednesday April 24, 2024. On the Wednesday of the 4th Week of Easter, the readings highlight the mission of spreading the Gospel and the very basic belief in Jesus as the Son of God. Read More

  • Sea Slime (for VBS or Youth Ministry)

    Sea Slime (for VBS or Youth Ministry)

    In youth ministry, it's crucial to keep activities engaging and hands-on. One creative idea is sea slime, especially for themes related to the ocean or creation. This activity not only captures the attention of young people but also provides a fun, tactile experience that can make learning more memorable. Read More

  • What Is Love? - Discussion and Reflection Questions

    What Is Love? - Discussion and Reflection Questions

    This What Is Love? lesson plan helps young people understand what love truly means from a Catholic perspective. It is designed to engage them in discussions and reflections that explore love's different aspects. The aim is to make them see how love is more than just a feeling; it's an action and commitment that reflects… Read More

  • 4th Sunday of Easter Year B - Good Shepherd Sunday

    4th Sunday of Easter Year B - Good Shepherd Sunday

    Sunday April 21, 2024. The readings for the 4th Sunday of Easter Year B (Good Shepherd Sunday) demonstrate that Jesus Christ cares for us as a shepherd cares for his flock. Our relationship with Jesus is a good topic for this weekend. Here are some ideas. Read More

  • Practical Steps Inspired by Laudato Si

    Practical Steps Inspired by Laudato Si

    In his encyclical Laudato Si, Pope Francis urges us to be better stewards of the Earth, our common home.  All Catholics are called to practice environmental justice. So do something nice for the environment. Read More

  • Davy Jones Locker Game for VBS or Camp

    Davy Jones Locker Game for VBS or Camp

    Davy Jones Locker is a simple game for young children at Vacation Bible School or church camp.  In this game you fish men and treasure out of the sea. Even the youngest children at VBS will enjoy this one. Everyone gets to keep whatever they fish out. #ShipwreckedVBS #VBS #campgames #churchcamp Read More

  • Lesson Plan on Overcoming Fears: Finding Strength in Jesus' Resurrection

    Lesson Plan on Overcoming Fears: Finding Strength in Jesus' Resurrection

    This lesson plan will help youth consider the reality of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. How does Jesus help us with overcoming fears? Read More

  • 3rd Sunday of Easter Year B

    3rd Sunday of Easter Year B

    Sunday April 11, 2027. The readings for the 3rd Sunday of Easter Year B encourage us to truly believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and to accept his love. So faith, hope, and trust in the love of God are themes for this weekend. Read More

  • The Angelus

    The Angelus

    The Angelus is a prayer of the Catholic Church. It is traditionally prayed three times a day: in the morning, at noon, and in the evening. This prayer helps people pause in their daily activities to remember a very important moment in Christian faith. That moment is when the Angel Gabriel visited Mary and announced… Read More

  • Water Balloon Relay Game

    Water Balloon Relay Game

    Water Balloon Relay is a fun wet game for your Vacation Bible School or church camp. Have plenty of water balloons on hand! Your VBS kids will want to play this over and over again. The water balloon relay is not just about winning; it’s about participating in mutual fun, enhancing the bond within your… Read More

  • Highly Recommended Saint Books

    Highly Recommended Saint Books

    Saints are our Catholic heroes. They embody not the perfection of being but the beauty of becoming—illustrating through their lives the journey towards holiness. They teach us, by example, how to navigate the complexities of life while steadfastly remaining in faith. It is precisely for this reason that delving into saint books with their stories… Read More

  • The Empty Tomb - Reflection and Discussion Questions

    The Empty Tomb - Reflection and Discussion Questions

    This reflection has youth imagine themselves at the discovery of the empty tomb. How will they respond? This reflection is based on the resurrection account from the gospel of Mark, which is read at the Easter Vigil Mass. Read More

  • First Five Saturdays Devotion

    First Five Saturdays Devotion

    The First Five Saturdays devotion is also called the Act of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. During the apparitions at Fatima, our Blessed Mother asked Lucia that Russia be consecrated to her Immaculate Heart through this devotion. Lucia also received another vision several years later to do this devotion in… Read More