Catholic Educators News - February, 2005
There are several web pages on the Resources for Catholic Educators Web site that provide Lenten and Holy week Related resources:
A Journey through Lent Chart - for each day there is a suggestion for prayer, the reading of scripture, action or a change of attitude. Users are encouraged to adapt the text as appropriate for individuals and groups. This chart was kindly provided by Brother Nicholas a De La Salle Christian Brother in St Helens, Lancashire, England who, for years, has been maintaining a beautiful web site on prayer and education: Praying Each Day
Praying Lent - Excellent web site from Creighton University Online Ministries - With Daily Prayer for each day of Lent and Resources to help the Lenten Journey and Bulletin Inserts to help a whole community. And, an Audio Retreat for Lent: by Fr. Larry Gillick, S.J.
OnLine Religious Education Database - A very extensive commented webography. Search for a resource by content area and/or year group to get a listing of links to online resources with a short description of its content and an indication of it suitability by year groups. An excellent and useful resource! Produced by the Catholic Education Commission in Australia.
Guided Biblical Archaeology Tour of the Holy Lands - Virtual tour in images and text of Jerusalem, Ancient City's and their Defenses, Life during Biblical Times, Sites from Hezekiah's Reign, Sites in the Life of Christ, The Dead Sea Scrolls; Archaeological Methods.
Coloring page and crafts - Appledoorn-Zuid - You do not need to read Dutch to appreciate the large collection of beautiful quality coloring pages and crafts found here. Click on Nieuwe Testament to see the resources on the New Testament, on Oude Testament for those on the Old Testament, and Pasen & Pinksteren for resources on Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost. You might want to use the web page translator to make out the tilte of each document:.
Santi, Beati, e testimoni - This site is in Italian. The interesting features for someone who cannot read the hagiographies in Italian, are the great and numerous images included on the pages of each saint. There are a total of 24,500 images of over 3,800 saints on this site!
Prayertoons - A different look at prayer in cartoon format. A new cartoon each day or explore the archives for the last 5 years.
Catholic Gospel Coloring and Word Activities for Sunday Gospels and Readings - Very useful resources!
The much-raised question - Can the pope resign? Can Pope John Paul abdicate for reasons of health? The answer is not simple, as MICHAEL AUSTIN SJ finds. Featured article in the Southern Cross.
kind of world this is - by Guy Consolmagno
Phil and Sue Fortin Music - the music ministry of Phil and Sue Fortin. Their ministry focuses on providing music for various liturgical services, retreats, concerts, hosting music ministry workshops, writing original music, and CD's. They are also the Music and Liturgy Directors of the LIFE TEEN program at Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton, MA, USA. Check out the website for more information, MP3 sound bites, and CD purchases.
A man decided to join a very small and very selective
order--of monks. The order was so devoted to prayer they were
only allowed to say 2 words every year.
Priest: Can any of you children tell me what Good
What's the difference between Christmas and Easter?
God wants spiritual
fruit, not religious nuts.
A Catholic should have only one spouse.
A little girl was sitting on her grandfather's lap as he read
her a bedtime story. From time to time, she would take her eyes
off the book and reach up to touch his wrinkled cheek. She was
alternately stroking her own cheek, then his again. Finally she
spoke up, "Grandpa, did God make you?"
A tour guide was showing a group of Americans around
a church in Ireland. "And here is the skull of St. Patrick."