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Catholic Faith Education Newsletter
March 16, 2009 - Volume 2, Number 6

 

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Featured on the Catholic Faith Education Blog


§ Art & Bible - This Web site offers two sections with images of art on biblical themes, one for the The First or Old Testament and one on Jesus-Christ and the New Testament. Read More...

§  Confession Explained - This page contains links to a talk given by Father Thomas Dowd on the sacrament of Reconciliation, otherwise known as “confession”. Read more...

§ Irena Sendler: A Catholic Hero: Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic social worker. During World War II, she saved 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto, providing false documents and sheltering them in individual or group children's homes outside the ghetto. For more resources (biographical articles, photos, videos, quotations...) on Irena Sendler you can consult the following Web page on Resources for Catholic Educators: Famous Catholics - Irena Sendler.

 

 

§ Sheila Hamil's Music - Sheila Hamil is also a Christian singer/songwriter from Wallsend, Tyne and Wear , England. Since the early seventies she has written over 100 songs and has made a number of solo appearances. Read more...

§  The Giving Tree: a Parable - This video is a "Live-action update of Shel Silverstein's classic story":

§  Kingdom creations - Calligraphy prints and illuminated manuscripts by teacher, artist and writer Colleen A. Nagle. Read more...

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Technology and Religious Education

§ Tech Tip of the Week - How to download (save) YouTube videos on your computer using KickYouTube

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Resources on the Sunday Readings


March 22
4th Sunday of Lent


Lonsdale Clipart
Crossword Puzzle
word-sunday.com
Bible Study
Sadlier We Believe

March 29
5th Sunday of Lent


Lonsdale Clipart
word-sunday.com
Bible Study
Sadlier We Believe

April 5
Passion Sunday


Lonsdale Clipart
word-sunday.com
Bible Study
Sadlier We Believe

April 12
EasterSunday


Lonsdale Clipart
word-sunday.com
Bible Study
Sadlier We Believe

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Printable Monthly Calendar


February 2009

March 2009 Calendar Printout PDF document

February 2009

April 2009 Calendar Printout PDF document

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Words of Wisdom Posters


Click on the images for a full-size version

"Each small task of everyday life is part of the total harmony of the universe." – St. Thérèse of Lisieux

 

Therese of Lisieux

O my God, here is another day given me to love and serve you. – Saint Theodore

More Word of Wisdom Posters

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Scripture Cards

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

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Luke 12.12 Download PDF document

Blessed are those who are merciful for they will receive mercy.

John 13.1 Download PDF document

Also see Scripture Clipart Cards and Scripture Posters

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Other Useful Resources Online

The Sacrament of Reconciliation - Resources

Lenten Clipart - Resources for Catholic Educators

Lent - Resources for Catholic Educators

Liturgical Seasons: Resources for Holy Week

Easter: Resources for Catholic Educators

Lesson Plans / Activities :

Father Forgive Them... - Resources, prayer, quotations, art work, music on the theme of forgiveness.

Stations of the Cross Project

To Die for: Martyrdom - lesson plan

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Articles Online

§ Leadership skills for catechists by Wanda and Gerard Scheuermann, Ministry & Liturgy, October 1999.

What qualities and skills are needed by those involved in the church’s ongoing catechetical process? Some are innate, and some can be learned and developed.

§ Act of Penance - Bulletin Insert from Ministry & Liturgy 2-99

After we confess our sins it is customary for the priest to recommend an act of penance or some “satisfaction” for the offenses.This has several purposes. It helps amend the past. It makes reparation for injury. It puts us on the road to a new life. And it offers “medicine”to keep us from the same “sickness.” The act of penance reminds us that sin and forgiveness have a social aspect.

§ The 2009 Archbishop Romero Lecture, organised by the Archbishop Romero Trust, was delivered in venues across the UK by Dean Brackley SJ.:

Crosses and Resurrections: Good news from Central America - Part 1 , Thinking Faith - the online journal of the British Jesuits

Crosses and Resurrections: Good news from Central America - Part 2 , Thinking Faith - the online journal of the British Jesuits

§ Spirituality: What’s Your Style? by Kathy Coffey - Catholic Update March 2009

Lent is a season for Catholics to rediscover their Catholic faith. Spirituality can be found in lots of places, but Catholic spirituality offers its own traditions, whether Benedictine, Franciscan, Jesuit or other.

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