§Joe Paprocki: Catechist Webinars - a series of webinars titled “Getting Started as a Catechist”. Read more...
§The Religion Teacher - blog on a broad range of topics, rich in content, and informative. Read more...
§ A Study of Faith Formation Models - The University of Notre Dame's Institute for Church Life is offering an online course on Emerging Models of Catechesis. Read more...
§ The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola in the Classroom - Read more...
§The Dead Sea - interactive map of the Dead Sea region. Read more...
§Free Prayer Cards - free prayer cards to download and to print. Read more...
§Judaism: History, Belief & Practice - 25 maps useful for Old Testament studies. Read more...
§Justice, Peace and Human Development Lesson Plans and Resources - on the USCCB Web site - Read more...
and Religious Education
§Media Technology use Catholic Religious Education - Marty Tormoehlen wrote a master's thesis entitled "A Qualitative Assessment of Media Technology in Catholic K-8th Grade Religious Education Programs throughout Indiana". He presented his thesis in July 2007. The entire 175 pages thesis is available on his blog.
Resources for some feast days in October:
October 1: Saint Therese of Lisieux - Resources
October 2: Guardian Angels - Resources
October 4: Saint Francis of Assisi - Resources
October 7: Our Lady of the Rosary - Resources
October 15: Saint Teresa of Jesus, virgin and doctor - Resources
October 16: Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin - Resources
October 17: Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr - Resources
October 18: Saint Luke the Evangelist - 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:
"That we are made in God's image is not because of our body. If we accept the astonishing statement that we are like God, we must realize that the similarity is not in our frail physical body but in our immortal soul, our psyche, our anima."
"As well-prepared as our lessons may be, we all know that working with kids can sometimes be a white-knuckle experience. We never really know how youngsters are going to react, what they are liable to do or say, or what sort of baggage they bring with them to class. The "what if" moments challenge us to remember that our students are more important than our lesson plans."
"Small-group discussions and activities can suggest all the features of a catechist's worst nightmare: lots of conversations going on in the room at the same time, furniture being moved around, mayhem lurking everywhere. So how is it that some catechists frequently use small-group discussions and activities with great success?"
"This idea was born when our speaker for RCIA could not come to class one evening. Because we break open the word each week, I decided that we would attempt to reflect on the word and draft mind-blowing "homilies."