February, 2011 - Volume 4, Number 2


Resources Featured on the Catholic Faith Education Blog

  • Blogging home-schooling mom Angie (My Little Blessings blog) has a series of articles on First communion banners. [more]
  • Church History Presentation intended for grade 7 Students. [more]
  • Catechesis in the Third Millenium is the blog of William O’Leary, Director of Religious Education at Church of the Ascension in Overland Park, KS. [more]
  • Jenefer Lopez, a fifth grade catechist and homeschooling mom, has posted an interesting article on her blog Raparians at the Gate on the reaction of her students to meditative prayer. [more]
  • The Engaging Faith blog offers three short New Testament Scripture activities that can enrich Scripture or faith synthesis courses. [more]
  • How To Lead a 90-Minute Catechetical Session on Holiday Dinners [more]
  • acliparthistory.com offers a small number of black and white Christian clipart mostly taken from old illustrated books. [more]

Music Playlists


Resources for Advent, Feast Days, and Special Days

Resources for feast days in December:

September 2010 March 2011



Resources on the Sunday and Daily Readings

  1. Articles, Commentaries, Homilies, Clipart, Coloring pages, Puzzles, Children's Stories for the upcoming Sunday Gospel readings:
  2. For more articles, commentaries, homilies, clipart, coloring pages, puzzles, children's stories for Sunday Gospel readings consult the following pages: Sunday Readings: Matthew - Sunday Readings Mark - Sunday Readings Luke - Sunday Readings: John
  3. Prepare for Mass Blog

Mass Readings



Wisdom Posters

Click on the images for a full-size version.

Catherine Genoa
Saint Basil

Also see Bible Verses Cards, Scripture Clipart Cards. Bible Posters, and Wisdom of Saints Posters

Blog World Resources


blog Catholic Icing

blog Engaging Faith

  • Reaction to Jesus' Miracles
    Play this short game of “mental math” to introduce a lesson on Jesus’ miracles. Present the following problem.

blog The Catholic Toolbox

  • Young Ruler - Lesson objectives: The children will be able to
    - retell the story The Rich Young Ruler
    - identify that they should put God first above anything else
    - identify who they should love with all their heart
  • Ash Wednesday & Lent - activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, quizzes, etc.
  • Gospel for the Mass - February and March



Articles Online


Articles from various sources

  • Wondrous Encounters: Day by Day through Lent by: Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
    Franciscan author Richard Rohr helps us travel day-by-day through Lent in this condensation from his book Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent.
  • How Sacraments Work by The Most Reverend William E. Lori, S.T.D., Bishop Of Bridgeport, Spirituality for Today February 2011
  • Holy Spirit and Fire by Rev. Raymond K. Petrucci, Spirituality for Today February 2011
    The action of receiving a baptism with the Holy Spirit and with fire conveys not only a divine gift, but also a human responsibility.
  • The Mustard Seed by Alexander O'Toole, Spirituality for Today February 2011
  • Some Hymns for Justice - Ron Rolheiser
  • Rolling the Dice on the Gospel- Ron Rolheiser

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