May 3, 2010 - Volume 3, Number 8



Resources Featured on the Catholic Faith Education Blog


Resources on Confirmation, Confession and Prayer -

bullet Other 6 - Loyola Press has created a Twitter-like site that encourages people to share where they have found God in their lives today or where they need to find him. - Read more...

Bible Tutorbullet Bible Tutor offers an overview the Old and New Testament, with a brief introduction to each book in the Bible... Read more...

bullet Prepared Catholic: Catholic youth minister resources.

bullet The Religious Education section of the The Diocese of Scranton website contains a useful document called Appendix of Catholic Beliefs and Practices. Read more...



Mini booksbullet Bible related minibooks can be found on several Websites. Read more...

bullet Resources on Vocation - The Web site of the Diocese of Manchester (UK) has a series of resources on vocation. Read more...

bullet Ave Maria Press has a blog called Engaging Faith with "practical lessons ideas and activities for Catholic educators.


Technology and Religious Education


bullet Teacher’s tweets have her class all atwitter, Peter Vogel, The B.C. Catholic, Archdiocese of Vancouver: Diocesan Offices Overview

bullet Peter Vogel (article above) is a Catholic school teacher who also maintains a Wiki called ICT11-12 @NDRS Vancouver BC. This Wiki contains pointers to and information about various Web 2.0 tools and PC applications, many of which have been tested in his ICT classes.

bullet Vocation Music Video - Seminarians interpreting the song "The Way" from the Website vocation related videos are also available on this site.



Useful Resources on Saints and Feast Days




Saint Anthony of Padua







Baptism of Christ by John the Baptist

Resources for feast days in May-August:



July - August



Resources on the Sunday Readings

  1. Background articles and commentaries, homilies, children's stories, art, clipart, videos and other resources on the Mass readings for upcoming Sundays: April 18 - April 25 - May 2
  2. Prepare for Mass Blog


Words of Wisdom Posters

Saint John Chrysostom

Nothing seems tiresome or painful when you are working for a Master who pays well; who rewards even a cup of cold water given for love of Him. - Saint Dominic Savio

Saint Francis of Assisi

I am not capable of doing big things, but I want to do everything, even the smallest things, for the greater glory of God. - Saint Dominic Savio


Monthly Scripture Calendars

june 2010

June 2010

July 2010

July 2010

August 2010

August 2010

September 2010

September 2010

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

Articles Online

bullet The Religion Teacher: End of the School Year Ideas and Activities, Jared Dees

Growing as a Catechist Self Evaluation, document posted on Joe Paprocki's blog Catechist's Journey pdf

bullet ‘Not to have charity is not to know your Catholic religion’, by John Norton, Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly May 9, 2010

bullet The Land is God's Gift by Sr. Joan Brown, OSF, Catholic Rural Life - Fall 2009 pdf

“The land is God’s gift entrusted to people from the very beginning. It is God’s gift, given by a loving Creator as a means of sustaining the life which he had created. But the land is not only God’s gift; it is also (our) responsibility.” Pope John Paul II in Iowa

bullet Pontifical Call to Ecological Conversion, Catholic Rural Life - Spring 2009

bullet Our Call to Care for Creation, by Bernard Evans, Catholic Rural Life - Spring 2009

Creation is not all about humans. And the rest of creation is not here solely to serve our needs. As Psalm 24:1 reminds us, "The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it."


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