April 12, 2010 - Volume 3, Number 7
§ Signs of the Christ: Sacraments of the Catholic Church - an overview of the seven sacrament from Catholics United for the Faith.
§ Resources on the Holy Spirit - helpful documents for Confirmation preparation.
§ The Beatitudes: Various resources on the beatitudes.
§ Passion of Christ - Art: hundreds of reproductions of artwork and photos related to the passion.
§ Bible Coloring Pages - hundreds of pages listed by books of the Bible.
§ Magnificat is a monthly Magazine and a resource for those who wish to pray every day with the Church.
§ Resources to Promote Vocations - From the National Office for Vocation in the UK.
§ The History of the Catholic Church - A time-line (chart) of Church history with points of interest.
§ Father Damien - This is an article in Wikipedia on Father Damian who was canonized on October 11, 2009.
§ Archbishop Romero - 30 years Later: This website makes available a precious resource bank of materials on Archbishop Romero’s life and martyrdom.
§ Core Theology on the Papacy is a document that was prepared as a "Resource for Catechesis in Preparation for the Visit of the Holy Father to the United States"
§ Orientations: a collection of helps for prayer is a guide for those who wish some direction in praying.
§ sonntagsschule.org is a German Website that offers resources for Sunday school. Among these are a handful of very nice coloring pages.
§ Mixbook - Create Photo Books Online For Free
§ Big Blue Lab Calendar Maker: Create monthly calendars from your photographs. If you add text to the image before using the online calaendar maker, you can then have monthly calendars posted in your classroom that are good teaching tools. Click on the images below to see two examples.
Useful Resources on Saints and Feast Days
Resources for feast days in February March and April:
Resources on the Sunday Readings
|Background articles and commentaries, homilies, children's stories, art, clipart, videos and other resources on the Mass readings for upcoming Sundays:|
Download and print these posters. Click on the images to see a large version.
§ How to plan a creative religion class by Nick Wagner, Religion Teacher's Journal
§ Practical ideas for teaching love of God & neighbor, Religion Teacher's Journal, April/May 2010
§ The Bible and History, Daniel J. Harrington, America Magazine, MARCH 14, 2005
§ Creationism and the Catechism, Joan Acker, America Magazine, DECEMBER 16, 2000
§ Four Lessons for Teaching Justice, Drew Christiansen, America Magazine, MAY 11, 2009
§ Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi: Implications for Catechesis by Catherine Dooley, OP, Ph.D.
Articles in the April/May 2010 edition of the CATECHIST Magazine - Online edition:
§ Catholic Olympic Games: End-of-Year Review by Sister Alice Ann Pfeifer, CSA
§ Complete-A-Project Bible Search: Jesus, the Good Shepherd by Sister Alice Pfeifer, CSA
§ Mind, Heart, and Hands: A Triangle Approach to Learning and Life by Jeanne Heiberg
§ Advice from Master Catechists—April/May 2010 by Sister Janet Schaeffler, Dan Thomas, Chris Weber, Kate Ristow
§ Celebrating Saint Damien De Veuster by Patricia Mathson
§ Things to Pray about This Summer by Mary McEntee McGill
§ In Celebration of Earth Day by Jean Grant
§ Fostering the Prayer Life of the Catholic-School Faculty by Gail Mayotte, SASV