May 4, 2009 - Volume 2, Number 8



Resources Featured on the Catholic Faith Education Blog

dove§ Joan Y. Edwards Web site offers children's liturgy Gospel devotionals, interactive wordsearch and crossword puzzles, skits, other resources for children's liturgy. Resources are availalble for each Sunday of Years A, B, C.

§ The Web site of the Secular Franciscan Order makes available a large number of original clipart. Read more...

§ The Web site contains a section called Sunday Gospel that offers a large array of resources on the Gospel for each Sunday. Read more...

§ The April 2009 issue of St Anthony Messenger focuses on the sacraments. Read more...

§ Praying with Scriptures / Psalms - The Web site of the Poor Clares Galway in Ireland examines three methods of praying with the Bible. Read more...

§ May Your Blessing Be Upon Them is a hauntingly beautiful and prayerful song composed and sung by Sheila Hamil. She writes about this song. See a music video fo this song.


Technology and Religious Education


§ Audio Version of the Bible - has complete versions of various translations of the Bible in audio format. You can select any chapter from any book in the Bible to listen to it.

Resources on the Sunday Readings

May 3
4th Sunday Easter

Lonsdale Clipart
Bible Study

May 10
5th Sunday Easter

Lonsdale Clipart
Bible Study

May 17
6th Sunday Easter

Lonsdale Clipart
Bible Study

May 24
7th Sunday Easter

Lonsdale Clipart
Bible Study

May 31
Pentecost Sunday

Lonsdale Clipart
Bible Study

Liturgical Seasons: Pentecost

Holy Spirit - Links to web pages offering articles on the Holy Spirit, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, receiving the Holy Spirit at confirmation.

Creed: I Believe in the Holy Spirit Confirmation in the Catholic Church


Printable Monthly Calendar

May 2009 calendar

May 2009 Calendar Printout PDF document

June 2009 calendar

June 2009 Calendar Printout PDF document

Words of Wisdom Posters

Saint Teresa of Avila

It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching. -Saint Francis of Assisi


Saint Teresa of Avila

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength. -Saint Jerome

More Word of Wisdom Posters


Scripture Cards


Download and print a sheet of four scripture cards to print, cut and give to students, catechumens, or friends .

Psalm 62.5

Psalm 62.5 Download PDF document

Psalm 119.34

Psalm 119.34 Download PDF document

Also see Bible Verses Cards (new), Scripture Clipart Cards and Scripture Posters


Other Useful Resources Online


Lesson Plans / Activities :


Articles Online


§ What do you ask for this child? by Karen Dix, a religious educator in River Forest, Illinois. This article appeared in the May 2009 issue (Vol. 74, No. 5, Page 33) of U.S. Catholic.

"Baptism might not have exactly saved this baby’s life, but it showed his family the power of love and faith."

§ Facing Life’s End With Faith By Mary Jo Dange, Everyday Catholic, May 2009


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