March, 2011 - Volume 4, Number 3



Resources Featured on the Catholic Faith Education Blog

Music Playlists

Resources for Advent, Feast Days, and Special Days

Resources for feast days:

Lenten Resources

March 2011 april 2011 calendar



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

Saint Vincent de Paul
Saint Francis DeSales

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

Blog World Resources


blog Catholic Icing

blog Engaging Faith

blog The Catholic Toolbox


Articles Online


Articles from various sources

Articles for CATECHIST Magazine, January / February 2011:

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  • Creative Activity Centers for Your VBS by Kathy Carlisle
    As your team begins to gather registrations for your VBS, it is time to consider how best to structure each day's activities
  • Hi-Yo, Silver, Away! by Cullen Schippe
    A catechist is passionate about community. To be a follower of Christ means to join with other people in a relationship—a family relationship that is the sign to the world of identification with Christ. “By this will people know that you are my disciples, that you have love for one another” (John 13:35).
  • Craft Clip: Household Cardboard by Jeanne Heiberg
    Use those many empty product boxes for various crafts.
  • We Are the Body of Christ by Judith Costello
    As the Body of Christ, we are called to be Jesus' hands in the world. We fulfill this mission when we work together and spread his love.To make this message into a visual activity for a large group of active boys and girls, I created a game. But first we discussed the message.
  • The Call of Mission, Our Response by Genevieve L. Mougey, M.Div.
    Stop using the terms service projects and service hours. Rather, call such experiences mission projects. As young people become more familiar with the term, they are more likely to integrate mission into their daily lives and thus be aware of how mission is an ongoing aspect of their Christian identity.
  • Strategies for Helping Our Youngest Believers Grow in Faith by Kate Ristow
    It takes a special kind of catechist to work with preschoolers!
  • Saint Joseph and Familyhood by Jeanne Heiberg
    On March 19 the Church honors St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • Build the Church Beginning in the Home by H. Richard McCord
    The Second Vatican Council, the modern popes, and the U.S. Catholic bishops have emphasized a teaching on the Christian family that is both easy to overlook and difficult to put into practice.
  • Guiding Lights: Principles of Discernment by Rev. James Schimelpfening, SM
    "When you hold a sacred text in your hands, and ponder its wisdom, it is not enough to learn the meaning of the words alone. A sacred text is like the flame of a candle."
  • Dealing with the Difficult by Marlene Sweeney
  • Teaching beyond Borders by John Blazo, M.M.
    Educating children to cross-cultural mission not only expands the world for them but also may be a way for the children to evangelize the adult parish community! That’s mission education at its best.
  • Advice from Master Catechists—March 2011 by Kate Ristow, Dan Thomas, Chris Weber, and Sister Janet Schaeffler
    Can you give us pointers on how best to merge our religious education programs? How can I find renewed enthusiasm for my ministry?
  • Complete-A-Project Bible Search: The Transfiguration of Jesus by Alice Pfeifer, CSA
    This Complete-A-Project Bible Search Activity is for teacher and students (grades 4-6) working together.
  • God's Love in My Classroom by Sister Marie Roccapriore, M.P.F.
  • Celebrating Saint Luigi Orione by Patricia Mathson
    Brought Hope to Others; Feast day: March 12
  • Prayerful Work by Mary McEntee McGill

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