Words for the Journey for Teens


by Lisa Freemantle , Les Miller, Melinda Rapallo-Ferrara

Words for the Journey for Teens
Publication date: 2011-10-30
Number of pages: 96
ISBN: 9782896463039

An original collection of over fifty-ready-to-use prayer services that encompass liturgical as well as secular themes.

Words for the Journey for Teens is a perfect book for the classroom. Each inviting, easy-to-use service has simple ideas for set-up and is divided into sections for individual readers. All the themes are firmly rooted in the Word of God.

The book is organized by month from September to June and can be used in either a classroom or a whole school setting. Some of the services are designed with parts for the students to act out, while others are more contemplative. All of the services are designed to suit the individual needs of those who are using them.

“Words for the Journey for Teens is an inspired resource that invites young people into a deeper relationship with God, self and others. It honours the rhythm of the liturgical year and incorporates relevant themes such as belonging, leadership, compassion and perseverance. A 'must have' for all who work in Catholic secondary schools!”
—Marg Shea-Lawrence, former Superintendent of School Effectiveness, Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario; Director, Office for Evangelization and Catechesis, CCCB

Lisa Freemantle teaches elementary school in the York Catholic District School Board. She is co-author of Words for the Journey: Ten-Minute Prayer Services for Teachers and Administrators (Novalis, 2009), Words for the Journey for Kids: Ten-Minute Prayer Services for Schools (Novalis, 2010) and Words for the Journey for Teens: Ten-Minute Prayer Services for Schools (Novalis, 2011).

Les Miller is the former Religious Education Coordinator of the York Catholic District School Board, a member of the author team for World Religions: A Canadian Catholic Perspective, and now teaches at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). He is co-author of the grade 11 text World Religions: A Canadian Catholic Perspective (Novalis-Nelson, 2010) The Novalis 25 Questions Series, the Novalis Foundations of our Faith Series, and co-author of the Novalis Words for the Journey series.

Melinda Rapallo-Ferrara is a special education teacher in the York Catholic District School Board who works with children who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities.

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$19.95

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