February 2, 2009 - Volume 2, Number 3



Resources Featured on the Catholic Faith Education Blog


§ Catholic Education Learning Objects - The Religious Education page of the Web site of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, Australia, has a number of flash animations "designed to provide rich, interactive multimedia learning resources and tools that enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and values they need to participate within church and community contexts." -- Read More...

§ Children's Bible Coloring Pages - This Web page offers a number of large drawing depicting biblical characters from the Old and New Testaments. Read More...

§ Essential Bibliography for Catechetical Leaders - This document on the Web site of the Archdiocese of Detroit provides a list of Church documents and a brief description of the content of each. Read More...

§ The Handbook for RCIA in the diocese of Toledo - Although it was written by the diocesan RCIA Committee specifically for the diocese of Toledo, this 39 pages document does provide a good overview of the RCIA process that can be useful anywhere. Read More...

§ Harcourt Religion Publishers' Archive Activities - The Web site of Harcourt Religion Publishers has an extensive archive of activities on a wide range of topics (Advent, Angels, Bible, Christian, Christmas living, Church year, Easter, Holidays, Lent, Mary, Pentecost, Sacraments, Saints, Vocations) listed by grade levels. Read More...


Technology and Religious Education


§ The Vatican launched its own YouTube Channel recently. The introduction to the channel reads as follows:
"This channel offers news coverage of the main activities of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI and of relevant Vatican events...
This video-news presents the Catholic Church's position regarding the principal issues of the world today.
Links give access to the full and official texts of cited documents." Read More...


Resources on the Sunday Readings




Printable Monthly Calendar

Words of Wisdom Posters

 Charles de Foucauld

God uses adverse winds to blow us into port.
--Blessed Charles de Foucauld

Saint Francis De Sales

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. --Saint Francis De Sales

More Word of Wisdom Posters

Scripture Cards - Download and print a sheet of four scripture cards to print, cut and give to students, catechumens, or friends ( yes, of course you may keep one for yourself  (-: )...


Daniel 3.63 Download PDF document

Daniel 3.70 Download PDF document

Also see Scripture Clipart Cards and Scripture Posters


Other Useful Resources Online




Articles Online

§ Catholic identity: Community is key to our faith: Apprentice your learners in the way of faith by Jan Vallero, Religion Teacher's Journal, January 2009.

Hurricanes are an inevitable part of life in my home of North Carolina. Everyone recognizes the significance of the black and red hurricane flag and the evacuation route signs. Every household keeps an emergency kit. No single person can properly weather a hurricane. It takes a unified community effort. Experience of hurricanes may serve as a metaphor for catechists and teachers who “prepare the Christian to live in community and to participate actively in the life and mission of the church” (General Directory for Catechesis, 86).

§ Articles on Youth and Young Adult Catechesis by Bob Rice in the Sower Review


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