January 11, 2010 - Volume 3, Number 1
§ CatholicPlanet.com provides access to free Christian music in MP3 format. Read more...
§ Gotta Sing Gotta Pray is the blog of Jerry Galipeau, D. Min. Jerry shares reflections on current events in the Church and in the world. Read more...
§ The Spiritual Popcorn blog offers an online discussion on the intersection of faith and film in popular culture today. Read more...
§ The Catholic Laboratory is a web site and podcast about the Catholic Faith & Science. Read more...
§ EnVisionChurch is an online resource concerned with liturgy, spirituality, sacred art, and architecture. Read more...
§ The Pope Benedict XVI Fan Club is a most comprehensive resource on Pope Benedict. Read more...
§ Christian Clipart by Themes is, as the title suggests, a tool to help you locate a clipart image on a specific theme. Read more...
§ Activities Using Vatican City Stamps... Featured collection divided into three categories rich with potential: Saints, Biblical Stories, and Papal History. Read more...
§ Liturgy, Church Year, and Prayer: ChurchYear.Net - This Web site offers various resources related to the liturgical year. Read more...
§ Las historias de la Biblia is a document you can either download or print from scribd.com. It is a 23 pages coloring book depicting stories from the Old Testament. Read more...
§ Twenty-Third Publications author Melannie Svoboda, SND, lists ten ways to love our learners. Read more...
§ Three interesting search engines to test drive:
§ Online Teaching and Learning: Set the Stage for Success by Susan Brooks-Young, Catechist Magazine, January 2010
§ I am now on Twitter as @catheducator. If you are a Twitter subscriber, involved in faith education, and use your Twitter account to share teaching tips, resources, ideas and so on... please let me know.
Useful Resources on Saints and Feast Days
Resources for feast days in January:
Other Useful Resources
Resources on the Sunday Readings
Download and print these posters. Click on the images to see a large version.
§ Filling Gaps in the Gospel by Jack Mahoney SJ, Thinking Faith, 30 December 2009
§ Baptism - A one-time celebration or radical, lifelong change? by Jo Ann Paradise, Religion Teacher's Journal,
§ The Gift of the Priesthood by The Most Reverend William E. Lori, S.T.D., Bishop Of Bridgeport, Spirituality Today, January 2010
Articles in the January 2010 edition of the CATECHIST Magazine - Online edition:
§ Teaching the Sacraments: The Heart of the Matter by Lee Danesco
§ Set Apart: Teaching the Sacrament of Holy Orders by Kate Ristow
§ Activities for Exploring the Mass by Patricia Mathson
§ Color My World with Forgiveness by Amy Swager
§ Craft Clip: Paper Clips by Jeanne Heiberg
§ Feeding My Soul with Agape, Counsel, and Mystery by Sister Alice Ann Pfeifer CSA
§ When You Need to Change by Marlene Sweeney
§ Complete-A-Project Bible Search: Jesus at the Synagogue in Nazareth by Sister Alice Ann Pfeifer CSA
§ Advice from Master Catechists by Dan Thomas, Kate Ristow, Janet Schaeffler, Chris Weber
§ Teaching About the New Roman Missal by Msgr. Anthony F. Shermano
§ The Sacraments: Things to Get or Encounters to Enter by Kevin Cody
§ Teaching the Sign of the Cross by Amy Swager
§ Celebrating Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys by Patricia Mathson
§ The Sacraments of Christian Initiation by Mary McEntee McGill
§ "Reel Presence": Movies That Can Help You Teach about the Eucharist by Sister Lou Ella Hickman, IWBS
§ The Word of God and the Eucharist by William P. Roberts, Ph.D.
§ Black History Month by Jean Grant
§ Celebrating a Culture: Black History Month by Dr. Pamela J. Farris