January, 2011 - Volume 4, Number 1


Resources Featured on the Catholic Faith Education Blog

For resources, lesson plans, coloring pages, worksheets, puzzles, quizzes, posters on Martin Luther King Jr.: martin.htm

Faith Formation

  • Scrutinies - articles for catechists under the heading "Catechists Chat". These articles provide advice, lesson plans, and stories for the classroom.
  • FashioningFaith.org - programs and activities focus on these topics: Divine Word Spirituality; The Pentateuch; Our Call to Worship and the New Revised Roman Missal.
  • Catholic CatechistCatholic Catechist (owned and moderated by Doreen Gerczak) is a "Web site dedicated to providing Catholic resources, lesson plans and classroom ideas to catechists world wide.
  • St.Pauls Tube Faith and Family Friendly Video Sharing. This site is a ministry of the Society of St. Paul offers video channels organized by themes, audio channels, and images.

Bible Studies

  • BesT is the new project of the École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem, the creators of the Jerusalem Bible.
    "This project presents significant differences between different versions of the text of the Bible in the text itself, rather than in footnotes. In addition, the text is accompanied by extensive notes divided into different topics, such as vocabulary, social and cultural milieu, and Jewish and Christian tradition, among others."

Liturgical Year

  • Catholic Cuisine - Recipes for Celebrating the Feasts and Seasons of the Liturgical Year.



Technology and Religious Education


  • Catholic Tech TalkCatholicTechTalk.com is an online community  "for all Catholics interested in technology and using it to further the mission of Jesus Christ and His Church. Members can meet and share insights with other Catholics who have similar interests."


Resources for Advent, Feast Days, and Special Days

January 2011

Resources for feast days in December:



Resources on the Sunday and Daily Readings

  1. Articles, Commentaries, Homilies, Clipart, Coloring pages, Puzzles, Children's Stories for the upcoming Sunday Gospel readings:
    • January 9, 2011: Baptism of the Lord - Matthew 3.13-17
    • January 16, 2010: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - John 1.29-34
    • January 23, 2011: Baptism of the Lord - Matthew 4.12-23
    • January 30, 2011: Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time - Matthew 5.1-12a
    • February 6, 2011: Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time - Matthew 5.13-16 (coming soon)
  2. For more articles, commentaries, homilies, clipart, coloring pages, puzzles, children's stories for Sunday Gospel readings consult the following pages: Sunday Readings: Matthew - Sunday Readings Mark - Sunday Readings Luke - Sunday Readings: John
  3. Prepare for Mass Blog
  4. The Catholic Toolbox: Special Events for January

Mass Readings



Wisdom Posters

Saint Greogory of Nazianzen

Saint Basil

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

Blog World Resources


blog Resources For Creative Faith Formation's Blog

  • RCIA with Children Webinar: RCIA with Children & Implications for All Sacramental Initiation with Children - Sponsored by the North American Forum on the Catechumenate
    Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12 noon MT, 11am PT (1hour)
  • New Resource for RCIA Catechumens & Candidates - The Heart of Faith: A Field Guide for Catechumens & Candidates [Read the review ]

blog Catholic Icing

blog Engaging Faith

blog The Catholic Toolbox


Articles Online


Articles from various sources

  • The Liturgical Year: Simple Facts, Deep Truths by Fr. Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M., Catholic Update
    "To understand the liturgical year it is helpful to know a few simple facts: What is the liturgical year? How is it organized? But to really appreciate the meaning and purpose of the liturgical year requires an ongoing meditation on several “deep truths.”
  • The Liturgy: How God Reaches Us by William E. Lori Bishop of Bridgeport, Spirituality for Today January 2011
  • Religion and Spirituality by Delbert Teachout, Spirituality for Today January 2011
  • Longing, Desire and the Face of God - Ron Rolheiser


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