March 22, 2010 - Volume 3, Number
on the Catholic Faith Education Blog
§ Beatitudes Coloring Pages. Read more...
§ Craft: Da Vinci's Last Supper - a Last Supper Scene based on DaVinci's masterpiece. Read more...
§ Bible story coloring book - large black and white line drawing that can be printed as a coloring page. Read more...
§ Project Hope Bags is a nationwide interfaith outreach project initiated by the high school youth and adults at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Community in Spring, TX. Read more...
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§ A Lenten Series on the Easter Triduum - on the meaning of these three holy days. Read more...
§ Liturgy of the Word with Children - published by the Liturgy Office of the Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales. Read more...
§ Passion and Resurrection Coloring Book - A 10 pages coloring book with wonderful line drawings depicting the journey of Jesus from the triumphal entry into Jerusalem to the Ascension. Read more...
§ Way of the Cross for children. Read more...
§ Easter Triduum 2010 Commentary on Sunday Readings by Canon Robert Hill
§ The Stations of the Cross for Teens
and Religious Education
§ JeopardyLabs - easily create a jeopardy template on any theme you wish.
§ Geek priest’ mixes faith, technology, by Ed Langlois, Catholic Sentinel, January 14, 2010
Useful Resources on Saints and Feast Days
Resources for feast days in February March and April:
- 23 March: Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo, bishop - Optional Memorial
- 25 March: Annunciation of the Lord - Solemnity
- 2 April: Saint Francis of Paola, hermit - Optional Memorial
- 4 April: Saint Isidore, bishop and doctor of the Church- Optional Memorial
- 5 April: Saint Vincent Ferrer, priest - Optional Memorial
- 7 April: Saint John Baptist de la Salle, priest - Memorial
- 11 April: Saint Stanislaus, bishop and martyr - Memorial
- 13 April: Saint Martin I, pope and martyr - Optional Memorial
- 21 April: Saint Anselm of Canterbury, bishop and doctor of the Church - Optional Memorial
- 23 April: Saint George, martyr, or Saint Adalbert, bishop and martyr - Optional Memorial
- 24 April: Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr - Optional Memorial
- 25 April: Saint Mark the Evangelist - Feast
- 28 April: Saint Peter Chanel, priest and martyr; or Saint Louis Marie de Montfort, priest - Optional Memorial
- 29 April: Saint Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church - Memorial
- 30 April: Saint Pius V, pope - Optional Memorial
on the Sunday Readings
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God asks little, but He gives much.
-Saint John Chrysostom
Those whose hearts are pure are temples of the Holy Spirit. - Saint Lucy
Also see Bible Verses Cards, Scripture
Clipart Cards and Wisdom of Saints Posters (New posters added)
§ Articles in past issues of the Catholic Updates Newsletters
§ He Taught Us to Love: Cardinal Hume's Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ by Henry Wansbrough, OSB, Word of God Magazine, Lent 2010 issue
§ Cardinals And The College - The Inner Workings... Aquinas Multimedia
Articles in the April/May 2010 edition of the CATECHIST Magazine - Online edition:
§ Feeding My Soul with Disappointment, Emergence, and Prayer by Sister Alice Ann Pfeifer, CSA
§ New Life!!! by Anna Lo Monaco
A project I do with the religious education children for Easter.
§ At Home with the Easter Season by Maryann Ziemer
You can help your students share the joy and meaning of the season with their families. Make copies of the following reflections, spanning seven weeks of the Easter Season, and have students take them home to share.
§ Expanding Catechesis by Therese Brown
Easter season is a good time to reflect back on the year and to look for one or two ways in which we can “extend” our catechesis, be more generous as a community, and reinforce the gospel message in the classroom in the lives of our children and young people.
§ The Word of God: Pastoral Applications by Joyce M. Kelleher
How can we help our students and ourselves become more aware of how the living force of God’s Word is active in our lives?
§ Parting Gifts by Lee Danesco
Looking for an end-of-the-year activity that can motivate your students to live the faith all summer long? Try this easy-to-plan lesson that begins with student interaction and ends with the creation of parting gifts targeted for use in the vacation months ahead.
§ Justice Begins Next Door: Real Teens Take on Real Issues by Cathy Irene Lewis
What started as a school shoe drive has grown to become a major social justice project for the students at Cardinal Newman High School.
§ Race for Sainthood: Using Virtue Campaigns in the Classroom by John D. McNichol
After a difficult first year of teaching, the author found classroom management success by making virtuous behavior into a competition.
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