February, 2011 - Volume 4, Number 2


Resources Featured on the Catholic Faith Education Blog

  • Blogging home-schooling mom Angie (My Little Blessings blog) has a series of articles on First communion banners. [more]
  • Church History Presentation intended for grade 7 Students. [more]
  • Catechesis in the Third Millenium is the blog of William O’Leary, Director of Religious Education at Church of the Ascension in Overland Park, KS. [more]
  • Jenefer Lopez, a fifth grade catechist and homeschooling mom, has posted an interesting article on her blog Raparians at the Gate on the reaction of her students to meditative prayer. [more]
  • The Engaging Faith blog offers three short New Testament Scripture activities that can enrich Scripture or faith synthesis courses. [more]
  • How To Lead a 90-Minute Catechetical Session on Holiday Dinners [more]
  • acliparthistory.com offers a small number of black and white Christian clipart mostly taken from old illustrated books. [more]

Music Playlists


Resources for Advent, Feast Days, and Special Days

Resources for feast days in December:

September 2010 March 2011



Resources on the Sunday and Daily Readings

  1. Articles, Commentaries, Homilies, Clipart, Coloring pages, Puzzles, Children's Stories for the upcoming Sunday Gospel readings:
  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

Mass Readings



Wisdom Posters

Catherine Genoa
Saint Basil

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

Blog World Resources


blog Catholic Icing

blog Engaging Faith

  • Reaction to Jesus' Miracles
    Play this short game of “mental math” to introduce a lesson on Jesus’ miracles. Present the following problem.

blog The Catholic Toolbox

  • Young Ruler - Lesson objectives: The children will be able to
    - retell the story The Rich Young Ruler
    - identify that they should put God first above anything else
    - identify who they should love with all their heart
  • Ash Wednesday & Lent - activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, quizzes, etc.
  • Gospel for the Mass - February and March



Articles Online


Articles from various sources

  • Wondrous Encounters: Day by Day through Lent by: Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
    Franciscan author Richard Rohr helps us travel day-by-day through Lent in this condensation from his book Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent.
  • How Sacraments Work by The Most Reverend William E. Lori, S.T.D., Bishop Of Bridgeport, Spirituality for Today February 2011
  • Holy Spirit and Fire by Rev. Raymond K. Petrucci, Spirituality for Today February 2011
    The action of receiving a baptism with the Holy Spirit and with fire conveys not only a divine gift, but also a human responsibility.
  • The Mustard Seed by Alexander O'Toole, Spirituality for Today February 2011
  • Some Hymns for Justice - Ron Rolheiser
  • Rolling the Dice on the Gospel- Ron Rolheiser

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