Catholic Faith Education Newsletter

October, 2004



Clipart& Images

bullet The Clipart above and the one further down in this newsletter (All Saints Day) are from La página de Cerezo Barredo a collection of sketches based on gospel reading for every Sunday and feast days in Year A, Year B, and Year C in the liturgical cycle.

bullet Two Hearts Design - Free Catholic Clipart and Hearts Clipart - A large collection of Catholic/Christian clipart. Graphics are listed under the following headings:

bullet For other sources of Christian clipart visit the Resources for Catholic Educators Christian Clipart page.


bullet Index of Scripture Clipart - If you sometimes need to locate a clipart illustrating a specific Bible verse, take a look at this new feature on the Resources for Catholic Educators website. This section now gives access to over 130 clipart for the New Testament and 45+ for the Old Testament. More verses will be listed in the near future.

bullet - The search engine below allows you to take a look at the hundreds of Catholic/Christian images available through Try entering other search words such as "gospels", "Virgin Mary", "Jesus", 'biblical", etc. To download the images and use them, you need to be a subscriber.

bullet Graphics Library - This collection of graphics is made available by the United Methodist Church "for use by church organizations free of charge." Some of these high quality images depict themes that are specific to this denomination, but others can be useful to Catholics.

All Hallows Eve, All Souls
and All Saints Day

bullet More resources on Saints are available on the Resources for Catholic Educators Saints page.


Saint for children:

bullet Saint in the Spotlight - This web page produced by the Daughters of Saint Paul offers 35 stories of saints. Each story is followed by an invitation to imitate the virtues of the saint and a short prayer.

bullet - Saints - This page presents the story of a different saint every day.

bullet Catholic Online - Saints & Angels - Saints Fun Facts Archive - A collection of 40 colorful posters for children. Each depicts a different saint and provides brief hagiographies.

bullet Coloring Saints - Free Pictures of Saints For KIDS to color - Coloring pages of saints listed alphabetically and by feast days.

Music in Review

Catholic Youth Online: Music - This online music magazine provides reviews of various Christian artists with discographies. Some of the songs of two albums of Jerry Goebel, are available for listening online. Jerry is a winner of five popular music awards and an award for excellence in Christian Education (from the National Catholic Education Association ). I especially like the following songs:



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Shower of Heavenly Roses:
Stories of the intercession of
St. Therese of Lisieux

By Elizabeth Ficocelli

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

"As a lifelong fan of St. Therese, I offer an enthusiastic "thumbs up!" for Shower of Heavenly Roses. The stories of her intercessions range from tender to stunning, and involve such ordinary people that any reader will feel right at home. Author Elizabeth Ficocelli has done a wonderful job helping us get to know this thoroughly modern saint."

--- Joan Wester Anderson, author of Where Angels Walk and In The Arms Of Angels

A Bit of Humor

After going through the story of the Prodigal Son, a Sunday school teacher asked the kids, “At the end of the story who is it that ended up in the worst situation?” One of the kids shot up her hands and answered, “The fatted cow.”

-- Lightacandle Munachi's Homepage
of African Christian Inspiration


A man bought several acres of wasteland and within a year, turned it into a thriving produce farm. The local priest stopped by and complimented the man on his vast progress. Then he added, "Wondrous things can surely happen when man and God work together."

"Amen," said the man, "but you should've seen the place when God was running it alone."



A farmer runs into the pastor of his church after missing the morning Mass. "I missed you at Mass this morning," the pastor says.

"Well, Father", the farmer says, "I had some hay to put up. I figured it was better to sit on a bale of hay thinking about God than to sit in church thinking about hay."




One night a little boy's parents overheard this prayer...
"Now I lay me down to rest, and hope to pass tomorrow's test, if I should die before I wake, that's one less test I have to take."



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