March 22, 2010 - Volume 3, Number 6



Resources Featured on the Catholic Faith Education Blog

coloring pages§ Beatitudes Coloring Pages.

§ Craft: Da Vinci's Last Supper - a Last Supper Scene based on DaVinci's masterpiece. Read more...

§ Bible story coloring book - large black and white line drawing that can be printed as a coloring page. Read more...

§ Project Hope Bags is a nationwide interfaith outreach project initiated by the high school youth and adults at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Community in Spring, TX. Read more...

§ A Lenten Series on the Easter Triduum - on the meaning of these three holy days. Read more...

§ Liturgy of the Word with Children - published by the Liturgy Office of the Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales. Read more...

§ Passion and Resurrection Coloring Book - A 10 pages coloring book with wonderful line drawings depicting the journey of Jesus from the triumphal entry into Jerusalem to the Ascension. Read more...

§ Way of the Cross for children.


Technology and Religious Education


§ JeopardyLabs - easily create a jeopardy template on any theme you wish.


Useful Resources on Saints and Feast Days


Resources for feast days in February March and April:

March 2010 calendar


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:  


Word of Wisdom Posters


Click on the images for a full-size version.

Saint John Chrysostome

God asks little, but He gives much.
-Saint John Chrysostom

Saint Lucy

Those whose hearts are pure are temples of the Holy Spirit. - Saint Lucy


Scripture Posters


Blessed is th eKing who comes
Carrying his won cross
He is not here, he is risen.

Also see Bible Verses Cards, Scripture Clipart Cards and Wisdom of Saints Posters (New posters added)



A Selection of Articles Availalble Online


§ Articles in past issues of the Catholic Updates Newsletters

§ He Taught Us to Love: Cardinal Hume's Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ by Henry Wansbrough, OSB, Word of God Magazine, Lent 2010 issue

§ Cardinals And The College - The Inner Workings... Aquinas Multimedia

Articles in the April/May 2010 edition of the CATECHIST Magazine - Online edition:

§ Feeding My Soul with Disappointment, Emergence, and Prayer by Sister Alice Ann Pfeifer, CSA

§ New Life!!! by Anna Lo Monaco

A project I do with the religious education children for Easter.

§ At Home with the Easter Season by Maryann Ziemer

You can help your students share the joy and meaning of the season with their families. Make copies of the following reflections, spanning seven weeks of the Easter Season, and have students take them home to share.

§ Expanding Catechesis by Therese Brown

Easter season is a good time to reflect back on the year and to look for one or two ways in which we can “extend” our catechesis, be more generous as a community, and reinforce the gospel message in the classroom in the lives of our children and young people.

§ The Word of God: Pastoral Applications by Joyce M. Kelleher

How can we help our students and ourselves become more aware of how the living force of God’s Word is active in our lives?

§ Parting Gifts by Lee Danesco

Looking for an end-of-the-year activity that can motivate your students to live the faith all summer long? Try this easy-to-plan lesson that begins with student interaction and ends with the creation of parting gifts targeted for use in the vacation months ahead.

§ Justice Begins Next Door: Real Teens Take on Real Issues by Cathy Irene Lewis

What started as a school shoe drive has grown to become a major social justice project for the students at Cardinal Newman High School.

§ Race for Sainthood: Using Virtue Campaigns in the Classroom by John D. McNichol

After a difficult first year of teaching, the author found classroom management success by making virtuous behavior into a competition.