Do not be afraid, I am with you

Autumn is a time of change of new beginnings. And whether your family is dealing with a new school or simply a new grade-level, change can be scary. Jesus knew this. He reminds us over and over in the gospels to “be not afraid” because no matter what we face in our daily lives, He is by our side leading and guiding us. This month’s Teaching Catholic Kids is filled with tips and activities to help kids grow in faith throughout autumn and beyond. Because as Catholic Christians we believe that if we make Christ the center of our lives, then we truly have nothing to fear (not even the lunch table!).


  • Grades K-5 -- September Stories of Welcome: Read and discuss how Abraham in the Old Testament welcomed his guests and how today, kids can do the same. Download (PDF)
  • Grade 6 & up -- Harvest  begins in September.  Celebrate the bountiful harvest by preparing one of these Autumn favorites. Download (PDF)

Saint of the Month

September 30 – St. Jerome, patron saint of libraries. Download (PDF)


Review the Corporal Works of Mercy.  Make a plan to feed the hungry during this Autumn season.

Lifelong Catechesis Corner

What steps can we take to keep ourselves from being concerned with earthly riches?

Activities online at the Lifelong Catechesis page.