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Catholic Faith Education Newsletter
March 17, 2008 - Volume 1, Number 6

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§ The Web site hasslefreeclipart.com contains two collections of graphics that you might find useful to illustrate handouts or parish bulletins... Read more...

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For more clipart resources follow these links:

Old Testament Clipart - New Testament Clipart - Gospel Clipart - Lent Clipart - Palm Sunday Clipart - Feasts & Special Days - Holy Thursday Clipart - Good Friday Clipart - Objects in a Church - Church Buildings - Sacraments Clipart - Angels Clipart - RCIA - Christian Clipart: Various - Church and School Bulletins - Advent & Christmas Clipart - Clipart Links

§ Prayerscape - Short Worship Films - The Prayerscape Web site was produced by a UK Christian Church called the Revelation Church. I know little of this church, but I was impressed by the quality of the music videos that the site contains. The lyrics, music and visual presentation are meant to be appealing to older teens and young adults... Read more...

§ For a listing of resources available on the RCIA process please consult the following postings:

RCIA Resources - RCIA Resources - Part II - RCIA Resources - Part III

§ Seeing Christ in the homeless

John Holbrook is a photographer who has appeared on CNN twice because of his unusual ministry with homeless people:
"John Holbrook prowls the streets, food kitchens, and missions of Fort Worth and other communities. He isn’t sure of what he is looking for, but patiently goes about the task in what he believes is his call to serve the Lord. He carries a small notebook and a camera to capture what he hopes will be stories and images that will inspire others. Holbrook uses his skills as a photographic artist to paint film portraits of the poor, the disadvantaged, the homeless, and the mentally or physically challenged. He portrays his subjects as saints and patriarchs, giving them names taken from scripture. He befriends and comforts them, then asks if he might photograph them. Afterward, he gives them the gift of a photograph revealing their personal beauty as God’s children. Holbrook hopes that his small gift will bring some happiness and light into the often-darkened worlds of his subjects. He hopes also, that by sharing his photographs with others, he will help open everyone’s eyes to the plight of the poor and forsaken." -- New Visions of God's Poor - By Don Patterson
There is a Web site on Holbrook's photography at http://www.holbrookphoto.com/. It contains a video clip of a CNN news report and interview with Holbrook as well as an article originally published in the the North Star Catholic,
a publication of the diocese of Forth Worth, Texas: Seeing Christ in the homeless.

The article by Don Patterson quoted above also features one of the photographs of a Holbrook "saint".

Lazarus§ Raising of Lazarus. Jesus calls out Lazarus from his tomb. Mary and Martha accompany Jesus - The image on the left is from wikipedia and is is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License. In short: you are free to distribute and modify the file as long as you attribute its author(s) or licensor(s). The author of the file is Davezelenka .You can click on the image to get a full size version.

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Resources on the Sunday Readings

Resources for Holy Week, and Easter:

Resources for Catholic Educators Store: Books on the Way of the Cross  and on Easter

Lectionary Resource for Catholics: word-sunday.com - Holy Thursday - Good Friday - Easter Vigil

Preparing for the Easter Vigil - Creighton University Online Ministries

Click on the Easter images below to enlarge them to poster size.

The earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. -- Genesis 1.2

The earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. -- Genesis 1.2

God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. --Genesis 1.4

God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. --Genesis 1.4

God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so. --Genesis 1.11

God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so. --Genesis 1.11

See more Bible Posters

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Other Useful Resources Online

Saint PatrickLearn about the life and legends of St. Patrick, a history the Celts and Celtic spirituality. Send St. Patrick e-cards.

EasterFrom Easter to Pentecost - "The Catholic season of Easter 2008 begins on Easter Sunday, March 23, and ends at Pentecost, May 11. Our feature includes an Easter calendar, readings, audio and video reflections, updated daily for the 50 days of Easter season." 

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Articles Online


Spirituality for Today is an interactive monthly magazine dedicated to a variety of current themes and questions concerning the Christian faith in this postmodern age. The issue archive contains back issues from 1995 on. The site search helps you find articles on specific topics. Bellow is a list of some of the articles gleaned from the search result pages that appeared when I used the the search word "Easter":

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