March 17, 2008 - Volume 1, Number 6
§ The Web site hasslefreeclipart.com contains two collections of graphics that you might find useful to illustrate handouts or parish bulletins... Read more...
For more clipart resources follow these links:
Old Testament Clipart - New Testament Clipart - Gospel Clipart - Lent Clipart - Palm Sunday Clipart - Feasts & Special Days - Holy Thursday Clipart - Good Friday Clipart - Objects in a Church - Church Buildings - Sacraments Clipart - Angels Clipart - RCIA - Christian Clipart: Various - Church and School Bulletins - Advent & Christmas Clipart - Clipart Links
§ Prayerscape - Short Worship Films - The Prayerscape Web site was produced by a UK Christian Church called the Revelation Church. I know little of this church, but I was impressed by the quality of the music videos that the site contains. The lyrics, music and visual presentation are meant to be appealing to older teens and young adults... Read more...
§ For a listing of resources available on the RCIA process please consult the following postings:
§ Seeing Christ in the homeless
John Holbrook is a photographer who has appeared on CNN twice because of his unusual ministry with homeless people:
"John Holbrook prowls the streets, food kitchens, and missions of Fort Worth and other communities. He isn’t sure of what he is looking for, but patiently goes about the task in what he believes is his call to serve the Lord. He carries a small notebook and a camera to capture what he hopes will be stories and images that will inspire others. Holbrook uses his skills as a photographic artist to paint film portraits of the poor, the disadvantaged, the homeless, and the mentally or physically challenged. He portrays his subjects as saints and patriarchs, giving them names taken from scripture. He befriends and comforts them, then asks if he might photograph them. Afterward, he gives them the gift of a photograph revealing their personal beauty as God’s children. Holbrook hopes that his small gift will bring some happiness and light into the often-darkened worlds of his subjects. He hopes also, that by sharing his photographs with others, he will help open everyone’s eyes to the plight of the poor and forsaken." -- New Visions of God's Poor - By Don PattersonThere is a Web site on Holbrook's photography at http://www.holbrookphoto.com/. It contains a video clip of a CNN news report and interview with Holbrook as well as an article originally published in the the North Star Catholic,
a publication of the diocese of Forth Worth, Texas: Seeing Christ in the homeless.
The article by Don Patterson quoted above also features one of the photographs of a Holbrook "saint".
§ Raising of Lazarus. Jesus calls out Lazarus from his tomb. Mary and Martha accompany Jesus - The image on the left is from wikipedia and is is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License. In short: you are free to distribute and modify the file as long as you attribute its author(s) or licensor(s). The author of the file is Davezelenka .You can click on the image to get a full size version.