December 7, 2009 - Volume 2, Number 15

 

 

Resources Featured on the Catholic Faith Education Blog

 

§ Advent Family Activities on the Web site of the Diocese of Ogdensburg. Read more...

§ Advent Calendar with a daily "Thought" , Scripture passage, Prayers, and poetry extract. Read more...

§ The Knots Prayer

§ A collection of thousands of images on biblical themes from Bible cards and books. Read more...

§ Video: Church History in 4 minutes

§ sermons4kids.com offers a fairly large selection of coloring pages. Read more...

§ One Pair of Hands - Music Video

§ Michael Falk Art Gallery - Stories from the Bible. Read more...

§ BibleMap.org allows you to select a book and chapter in the Bible, read the text and see geographical locations mentioned in that chapter. Read more...

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Technology and Religious Education

 

§ Christmas Banners Graphic

§ Photo Peach – This online application allows you to create slideshows with captions for each image and add background music. You can even insert multiple choice questions on the images. You can then also embed the slide show in your own blog or Website. See below for an example.

Bible Posters - Isaiah on PhotoPeach - The images in the slide shows below are from our collection of
free Bible posters downloadable here: http://www.4catholiceducators.com/bible_posters_archive.htm


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Useful Resources on Saints and Feast Days

 

Resources for feast days in November:

 

Saint Gregory the Great

Advent Resources

Advent: General | Advent: General 2 | Advent: Meaning | Advent Coloring Pages | Advent Calendars | Advent Wreaths & Crafts | Jesse Tree | Prayers of Advent | Advent & Christmas Clipart | Advent Site Reviews

Christmas Resources

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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:

Third Sunday of Advent Year CFourth Sunday of Advent Year C

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Words of Wisdom Posters


Click on the images for a full-size version.

Saint Athony Padua


"The life of the body is the soul; the life of the soul is God." - St Anthony of Padua

 

Saint Vincent de Paul

Consider God's generosity towards you rather than your own unworthiness in His sight, and live in His strength, rather than in the thoughts of your own weakness. -- St. Vincent de Paul

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Scripture Posters


Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel. -- Isaiah 7.14

Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel. -- Isaiah 7.14

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—on them light has shined. --Isaiah 9.2

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—on them light has shined. --Isaiah 9.2

For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. -- Isaiah 9.6
For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. -- Isaiah 9.6

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

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Articles Online

 

§ The Holy Family by James Martin, Catholic Update

 

JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH! Who could be more familiar to us? Yet there is actually little that we know of the activities of the Holy Family in the years before Jesus’ public ministry. The stories of this famous family, though, appear in the Bible for a reason. So what can the distinctive lives, experiences and spiritualities of the members of the Holy Family teach us?

§ Teach our faith with the Advent wreath by Michael John, Religion Teacher's Journal

§ Rediscover the Word made flesh in the Christmas gospels: Use the readings of the season to explore the mystery of Jesus’ birth by Janet Schaeffler, OP

Articles in the December 2009 edition of the CATECHIST Magazine - Online edition:

§ The Value of Humor in the Catholic Middle-School Classroom by Patricia Anne Columbus

 

Make learning more fun—and teach students some valuable life lessons—by making humor a part of your daily classroom life.

§ Global Awareness: Opening the Eyes of Children to the World Around Them by Emily Kracht

 

Starting as a basic language program, the Global Awareness program at Loyola Catholic School has grown to include year-long experiences of the arts, language, and cultures of people in all parts of the world.

§ Prayer with an Infallible Guarantee by Ron Rolheiser, OMI

 

"There are several places in the gospels where Jesus assures us that if we ask for something in his name we are guaranteed to receive it."

§ Christmas: A Season of Love by Reverend Mark Connolly, Spirituality for Today December 2009

§ The Stranger Child A Legend by Count Franz Pocci Spirituality for Today December 2009

§ Joseph, A Saint for the Perplexed by Louise Perrota - The Word Among Us, Advent 2009

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