August 24, 2009 - Volume 2, Number 9



Resources Featured on the Catholic Faith Education Blog

I have listed and described a large number of resources on my Catholic Faith Education Blog since the last newsletter was published at the beginning of May. Below are the titles of these blogs listed by themes. You can follow the links to find out more about these resources and to access them.

Noah's ark§ Crafts / Posters / Coloring Pages

Poster - Being the Body of Christ

Coloring pages

Catholic Crafts Corner

Bible Story Crafts and Printable Activities

Coloring Pages on Creation

Papercraft: Basilicas and Cathedrals


§ Catechesis

Blest Are We

Updated Conformity Listing of
Catechetical Texts and Series


School Liturgies

Saint Lawrence Catholic Resource

Back to School Prayer Service

Christian Art / Clipart

Scripture Clipart

The Art of Graham Kennedy

Pictures from Old Bible Story Books

Bible Picture Gallery

Wikimedia Commons Christian Art

Life and teachings of Jesus in Art

The Beatitudes Stained Glass Windows


§ Year for Priests

Year of the Priest - USCCB Resources

The Year of the Priest - Vatican Web site


Journey - Catholic Bible Study Program

Biblical Words - Pronunciation Guide

Bible Study Tools

Bible Atlas

§ Various Resources

Eastern Catholic Churches

Monastery of St. Therese

Catholic Search Engine

My God Search

The Pope on Facebook

Music CD: Harvest of Love

Three Minutes a Day


Technology and Religious Education


§ 20 Free Web Apps to Use in the Classroom - This article provides you with links to online resources for Teachers. Some of the tools listed and described can be useful for DRE's and religious education teachers. The introductory paragraph of the article reads as follows: "Teachers who are looking to transform their classroom with new technology can find many free resources online. Many of these resources are web-based and do not require any download. This list provides 20 free web apps that work particularly well in the classroom."

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:

23rd Sunday - Year B24th Sunday - Year B25th Sunday - Year B26th Sunday - Year B



Printable Monthly Calendar

May 2009 calendar

September 2009 Calendar Printout PDF document

June 2009 calendar

October 2009 Calendar Printout PDF document


Word of Wisdom Posters




Catherine Laboure

One must see God in everyone.
- Saint Catherine Laboure

Saint Teresa of Avila

Nobody is a Christian for oneself alone. The gift of faith is given to us so that by word and example we may become witnesses before others.-Pope John Paul II

More Word of Wisdom Posters

Scripture Posters and Cards


Mt 5:14.16

Mt 5:14.16 Download PDF document

Luke 11.9

Luke 11.9 Download PDF document

Also see Bible Verses Cards, Scripture Clipart Cards and Scripture Posters



A Selection of Articles Availalble Online


§ The Priesthood Today: We're All in This Together by James Martin S.J., American,

"Pope Benedict XVI has declared a Year for Priests. What is a Catholic priest? In what ways do we need priests today? How does one discern or choose a vocation to the priesthood? America editor, Jesuit priest and sometimes commentator on National Public Radio James Martin explains."

§ Sacrament of Reconciliation: Celebrating the Mercy of God, by Thomas Richtatter O.F.M., American,

"Catholics celebrate their faith through all of the sacraments. Among the seven sacraments, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or the Sacrament of Penance, is an important key to the Catholic living. Vatican II helped Catholics to see this sacrament in a new way."