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Catholic Faith Education Newsletter
April 6, 2009 - Volume 2, Number 7


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Featured on the Catholic Faith Education Blog

§ Bible Activity Worksheets - This site contains over 60 nicely illustrated puzzles of all types on specific passages in the Old and New Testament. Read More...

§ SaintCast is a podcast that has been broadcast periodically since December 2005. Read More...

§ Danielle's Place of Crafts and Activities is brimming with creativity and offers a huge amount of fun resources and ideas for teachers and catechists of K-3 children. Read More...

§ Christian Coloring and Crafts - On this website are a large number of very nicely done Christian coloring pages and crafts. Read More...

§ Resources for Holy Week and Easter Online - An extensive list of resource for you to explore. Read More...

§ The video below is on the making of communion wafers.




Technology and Religious Education

§ Computer Tools that Support Learners - Rod Corbet, Coordinator of Educational Technology Integration in their Academic Development Centre at Mont Royal College in Calgary,  is "working on developing a list of educational technologies that real teachers and real students can easily access and use to help them be successful." He has compiled this list of over 100 computer tools that students can access and use. Most of these are free downloads or free web-based applications.


Resources on the Sunday Readings

April 12

Lonsdale Clipart
Bible Study
Sadlier We Believe

April 19
Divine Mercy Sunday

Lonsdale Clipart
Bible Study
Sadlier We Believe

April 26
3rd Sunday Easter

Lonsdale Clipart
Bible Study
Sadlier We Believe

May 3
4th Sunday Easter

Lonsdale Clipart
Bible Study
Sadlier We Believe


Printable Monthly Calendar

February 2009

April 2009 Calendar Printout PDF document

May 2009 calendar

May 2009 Calendar Printout PDF document


Words of Wisdom Posters

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Saint Teresa of Avila

In all created things discern the providence and wisdom of God, and in all things give Him thanks.-St. Teresa of Avila


Saint Teresa of Avila


You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him.-St. Teresa of Avila

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 .

I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!

Luke 12.49 Download PDF document

He is risen!

Luke 25.5 Download PDF document

Also see Scripture Clipart Cards and Scripture Posters


Other Useful Resources Online

Liturgical Seasons: Resources for Holy Week

Last Words of Jesus:

Easter: Resources for Catholic Educators

Lesson Plans / Activities :


Articles Online

§ Sacraments of Initiation: God’s ‘I Love You’ by Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M., Catholic Update April ©2009

Here's a look at the pattern for Catholics Christian initiation, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, Baptism. It follows a pattern of our whole lives: we go into the water, we hear God's voice, we come up changed, and leave the rest behind.

§ The stories and the article below are from the Web site of Fr. Brian Cavanaugh, TOR (Third Order Franciscan). The Web site is called Apple Seeds® and "provides quotations and short stories from eclectic sources that promote positive attitudes, and development of holistic human dignity–from tiny seeds to ripened fruit."

  • Legend of the Dogwood

    At the time of the crucifixion, the dogwood had reached the size of the mighty oak tree. So strong and firm was the wood that it was chosen as the timber for Jesus' cross...

  • Origins of The Easter Lily

    For many, the beautiful trumpet-shaped white flowers symbolize purity, virtue, innocence, hope and life—the spiritual essence of Easter.

  • "The Parable of a Child" by Steve Goodier

    There is a difference between education and experience. Education is what you get from reading the small print. Experience is what you get from not reading it!
    But isn't it true that great learning comes from both education and experience? Let me tell you a parable...

§ A Little Laugh


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