January 11, 2010 - Volume 3, Number 1



Resources Featured on the Catholic Faith Education Blog


bird § CatholicPlanet.com provides access to free Christian music in MP3 format. Read more...

§ Gotta Sing Gotta Pray is the blog of Jerry Galipeau, D. Min. Jerry shares reflections on current events in the Church and in the world. Read more...

§ The Spiritual Popcorn blog offers an online discussion on the intersection of faith and film in popular culture today. Read more...

§ The Catholic Laboratory is a web site and podcast about the Catholic Faith & Science. Read more...

§ EnVisionChurch is an online resource concerned with liturgy, spirituality, sacred art, and architecture. Read more...

§ The Pope Benedict XVI Fan Club is a most comprehensive resource on Pope Benedict. Read more...

§ Christian Clipart by Themes is, as the title suggests, a tool to help you locate a clipart image on a specific theme. Read more...

§ Activities Using Vatican City Stamps... Featured collection divided into three categories rich with potential: Saints, Biblical Stories, and Papal History. Read more...

§ Liturgy, Church Year, and Prayer: ChurchYear.Net - This Web site offers various resources related to the liturgical year. Read more...

§ Las historias de la Biblia is a document you can either download or print from scribd.com. It is a 23 pages coloring book depicting stories from the Old Testament. Read more...

§ Twenty-Third Publications author Melannie Svoboda, SND, lists ten ways to love our learners. Read more...

§ There are a number of sources of coloring pages on biblical themes available online. I list a few of them in this blog post and this one.

Music by David Haas


Technology and Religious Education


§ Three interesting search engines to test drive:

  1. Ujiko
  2. KartOO
  3. RefSeek - Document Search

Follow catheducator on Twitter§ I am now on Twitter as @catheducator. If you are a Twitter subscriber, involved in faith education, and use your Twitter account to share teaching tips, resources, ideas and so on... please let me know.


Useful Resources on Saints and Feast Days


Resources for feast days in January:

Saint Don Bosco

Other Useful Resources

Martin Luther King Jr. - Resources, Lesson Plans, Coloring Sheets, Worksheets, Puzzle, Quizzes, Posters


Resources on the Sunday Readings

Background articles and commentaries, homilies, children's stories, art, clipart, videos and other resources on the Mass readings for upcoming Sundays:  
Third Sunday of Advent Year CThird Sunday of Ordinary TimeYear C4th sunday year c


Words of Wisdom Posters

St. Vincent de Paul

Be careful to give no credit to yourself for anything; if you do, you are stealing from God, to whom alone every good thing is due. -- St. Vincent de Paul

Saint John of the Cross

Who teaches the soul if not God?-- Saint John of the Cross

More Word of Wisdom Posters


Scripture Posters


Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be revered above all gods. --Psalm 96.3-4

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be revered above all gods. -- Psalm 96.3-4

John 2.3

They have no wine. -- John 2.3

John 2.5

Do whatever he tells you.
-- John 2.5


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


Articles Online

§ Filling Gaps in the Gospel by Jack Mahoney SJ, Thinking Faith, 30 December 2009

What became of all that wine at Cana? Where did the Holy Family get to in Egypt? Who was the mysterious young man who ran away from Gethsemane? Fr Jack Mahoney offers a light-hearted look at attempts to increase our knowledge of Jesus and the Gospel.

§ Baptism - A one-time celebration or radical, lifelong change? by Jo Ann Paradise, Religion Teacher's Journal,

"Baptism is not a night at the prom. It is the miracle of God’s love that marks a lifetime of deepening relationship. So, snap out of it and claim your identity in Christ! Live conscious of your baptismal call to holiness and mission. Never forget that your name spoken in the waters of life is forever joined to the source of all life, Christ Jesus our Lord."

§ The Gift of the Priesthood by The Most Reverend William E. Lori, S.T.D., Bishop Of Bridgeport, Spirituality Today, January 2010


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