August 30, 2010 - Volume 3, Number 9 - Subscribe Subscribe to this newsletter.

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Tools for Teachers

  • Back to School is a seasonal feature of the Web site of American Catholic. Read more... Cross Reference
  • The Cross Reference offers a series of tools to make it easier to search various sources of useful Catholic information online. Read more...
  • The Catholic Education Resource Center is an online resource library for Catholic faith and culture. Read more...
  • The Nicene Creed: A roadmap for our faith - the Nicene Creed and brief clear glosses highlighting the structure of the creed's content and some historical background. Read more...
  • The Clipart Wizard - An extensive listing of sources of clipart online by themes.

Social Justice

  • Resources for Parish Social Ministry - The Web site of the Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford offers a number of useful resources. Read more...
  • The St Columbans Mission Society Website (Australia) offers an array or resources on topics related to missionary work and social justice teachings. Read more...
  • FreePoverty.com - A fun way to test your knowledge of world geography and donate water where it is needed at the same time.

Bible Study

  • Paul journeysBible Stories for Children 3-6 to Color and TelL. Read more...
  • CatholicYouthMinistry.com a Web site created by Life Teen offers a series of 8 Bible studies for adult leaders of Catholic youth ministry. Read more...
  • Journeys of Paul: Explore the world of the Apostle Paul. Read more...
  • Davar - Biblical Hebrew Vocabularies is a tool on the Website of the University of Aukland in New Zealoand for studying the Old testament in Hebrew. Read More...
  • Bibledex - offers videos on the books of the Old Testament, the books of the New Testament and the Holy Land. Read more...
  • How to Pray with the Bible - Paraclete Press has recently published a new edition of a book by Page McKean Zyromski: How to Pray with the Bible. Mrs McKean Zyromski obviously personally delights in reading and praying the Bible and that delight is contagious. She is a seasoned teacher having taught Scripture classes with adults and children for over 30 years. As with all masterful teachers, she manages to communicate her knowledge and wisdom in very concrete ways, effectively connecting Bible passages to everyday life, and providing practical means for readers to enter into the experience of "Praying with the Bible". Although the book is intended for an adult audience, teachers and catechists will find much in this little book that they can easily adapt and use with their students.

Liturgy and Liturgical Seasons

  • Resources on Saints, Special Days, and Liturgical Seasons - a saints calendar for the whole year with links to resources for saints and special feast days and liturgical seasons. Read more...
  • Coloring Book of the Mass - This PDF document contains 12 coloring pages on the parts of the Mass. Read More...


Prayer

  • Back to School Prayers. Read more...
  • The Origin of the Peace Prayer of St. Francis - historical background. Read more...

Music

  • Ciberiglesia makes accessible for listening 184 religious songs by 31 Catholic artists or groups.
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News

  • The American Catholic Web site has an extensive Catholic News section with news articles organised by topics. Read more...

Vocations

  • For Your Vocation is a new Web site with a range of tools for educators, youth leaders and vocation directors. Read more...

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Technology and Religious Education

 

bullet Top 10 Sites for Creating Timelines

bullet Liturgy & Catechesis Shall Kiss: Online Community - Connecting With People of Faith - Interesting blog article by Joyce Donahue, Catechetical Associate in the Diocese of Joliet Religious Education Office.

www.technology.creativity/Reign_of_God by Tim Welch

Teaching faith to the Internet generation by M. Rex Miller

SafeShare.TV removes distracting and offensive elements around YouTube videos, but it also allows you to crop videos before sharing them.

Top 20 Websites No Teacher Should Start the 2010-2011 Year Without

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Useful Resources on Saints and Feast Days

 

September 2010 Calendar
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Resources on the Sunday Readings



  1. All of the Gospel readings during the month of September focus on parables of Jesus. For resources on these parables follow these links: The Rich Man and Lazarus - The Builder of the Tower and the Ruler Going to Battle - The Lost Sheep - The Lost Coin - The Unjust Steward - The Rich Man and Lazarus
  2. Prepare for Mass Blog
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Words of Wisdom Posters


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Saint Louis de Montfort

God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray." - St. Louis de Montfort

Padre Pio

Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing. - Saint Therese of Lisieux

Also see Bible Verses Cards, Scripture Clipart Cards. Bible Posters, and Wisdom of Saints Posters


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Articles Online



bullet Changing How We Pray: A Guide to the New Translation of the Roman Missal by Rev. Lawrence E. Mick, Catholic Update ??2010

bullet Catholics and Health Care: They Go Together by Father Thomas Nairn, O.F.M., Catholic Update ??2010

bullet The meaning of parables - article that first appeared in The Messenger (September 2002), a publication of the Irish Jesuits.

bullet Listening With God's Heart by Robin Ryan, C.P., The Passionists' Compassion - Fall, 2009

bullet Listening With Understanding Hearts by Kenneth O???Malley, C.P., The Passionists' Compassion - Fall, 2009

bullet A martyr for his people by Peter Hosking SJ - Madonna - July/August 2010

Through what seemed to be an unlikely conversion, Oscar Romero devoted his whole energies and eventually his life to the cause of the poor.

bullet Trust In God by Reverend Mark Connolly, Spirituality for Today August 2010

bullet Schools must meet new standards to comply with church teaching | USCatholic.org, Friday, August 13, 2010

bullet Where do we get the Marian dogmas? by John Switzer August 2010 issue of U.S. Catholic

Praying to the God Who ???Remembers??? - The Word Among Us,

Articles for CATECHIST Magazine, September 2010:

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bullet Beginnings???Opportunities by Jean Grant

As we begin the new school year, we will recognize many opportunities to follow Jesus and to help others using the talents and gifts God has given us.

bullet I-Am-With-You-Always Bracelets by Margaret Stripe

Where is God when we go through difficult times in our lives?

bullet Celebrating Saint Padre Pio: Holy Person by Patricia Mathson

Feast Day: September 23

bullet The Goodness of Our Ministry by Mary McEntee McGill

Beginning a new school year can be difficult for teachers as well as students.

bullet Helping Teens Understand Catholic Social Teaching by Shari Wills-Phillips

Why is it so difficult to interest teens in Catholic social teaching?

bullet Advice from Master Catechists???September 2010 by Kate Ristow, Dan Thomas, Chris Weber, and Sister Janet Schaeffler

How can I be less resistant to our new text? What's a quick-and-easy review for the beginning of the learning year?

bullet Be an Evangelizing Catechist! by Tom Quinlan

As a catechist, you share the Good News of Christ with others.

bullet Craft Clip: Produce Netting by Jeanne Heiberg

Craft Clip gives you ideas for using ordinary household items in crafts and other activities with your students.

bullet There Are Different Gifts: The Ministry of the Coordinator of Religious Education by Kate Ristow

bullet Wonderful Words, Healing Words for the School Year by Jeanne Heiberg

bullet 6 Principles for Managing Successful Faith Formation Sessions by Daniel Abben

"Why? What did I do wrong?" asked James as I, a frustrated new catechist, banished him to the hall for bad behavior.

bullet Begin with a Vision by Marlene Sweeney

"And what might the new catechetical year ahead hold?"

bullet The Beatitudes: An Introduction by David Wheeler-Reed

bullet 2010 Catechetical Sunday Materials and You - by Michael E. Steier, D. Min.

Catechetical Sunday is September 19.

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