March 8, 2010 - Volume 3, Number
on the Catholic Faith Education Blog
§ The Office for Evangelization and Catechetical Ministry of the Diocese of San Diego offers a online Handbook for Evangelization and Catechetical Ministry. Read more...
§ The Center for Theology and Natural Sciences Web site offers hundreds of articles. Read more...
§ USCCB News Release: USCCB Liturgist: Welcoming Catechumens into Church a Job for all Catholics, February 22, 2010. Read more...
§ Adaptation of Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age. Read more...
§ Lent for Little Ones - on Kate Wicker's Web site Momopoly. Read more...
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§ Telling a Story, Web 2.0 Style by Susan Brooks-Young
"Storytelling is one of the oldest and most enjoyable ways to teach and learn. Bring storytelling into the digital age by using Web 2.0 tools to make high-tech slideshows, comics, and more."
§ Catholic New Media Library | Blogs | NCRegister.com by Matthew Warner on NCRegister.com
"I figure if we Catholics are going to take the Digital Continent of new media by storm, we need to make sure we’ve read up on all of what the Church has to say about it. So, I’m compiling a list of any Church document, letter, homily or formal resource having to do with how to use new media. "
Useful Resources on Saints and Feast Days
Resources for feast days in February March and April:
for Holy Week and Easter
- 8 March: Saint John of God, religious - Optional Memorial
- 9 March: Saint Frances of Rome, religious - Optional Memorial
- 17 March: Saint Patrick, bishop - Optional Memorial
- 18 March: Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop and doctor - Optional Memorial
- 19 March: Saint Joseph Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity
- 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
|Background articles and commentaries, homilies, children's stories, art, clipart, videos and other resources on the Mass readings for upcoming Sundays:
Click on the images for a full-size version.
It is simply impossible to lead, without the aid of prayer, a virtuous life.- Saint John Chrysostom
Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society. - Saint Francis of Assisi
Father, into your hands I commend my spirit. Luke 23.46
Father, forgive them, they know not what they do. Luke 23.34
Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. Luke 23.42
Also see Bible Verses Cards, Scripture
Clipart Cards and Wisdom of Saints Posters (New posters added)
Articles on the Eucharist in past issues of the Catholic Updates Newsletters
§ Catechesis in Today’s Cultural Context , Father Ronald Ketteler
§ Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi: Implications for Catechesis by Catherine Dooley, OP, Ph.D.
"The ultimate purpose of liturgical catechesis is to help the Christian community understand and love the liturgy so that they may experience in their own lives the mysteries of salvation and to realize that the echo is no longer around them but within them."
§ Evolution and the Catholic Church: Are They in Conflict? by: Sr. Paula Gonzalez, S.C., Ph.D.
Articles in the March 2010 edition of the CATECHIST Magazine - Online edition:
§ A Way of the Cross for Peace by Kass Dotterweich
"Redeemer Jesus, lead us along the way of peace."
§ Service, Nourishment, Commitment: Teaching about Holy Thursday by Kate Ristow
"Our students miss so much of the richness and meaning of Christ's passion, death, and Resurrection if we neglect to teach them about Holy Thursday and the other celebrations of the Triduum."
§ To Celebrate Confession by The staff of CATECHIST
"Read the following statements and put them in the correct order for going to confession."
§ Complete-A-Project Bible Search: The Parable of the Fig Tree by Sister Alice Pfeifer, CSA
"This Complete-A-Project Bible Search Activity is for teacher and students (grades 4-6) working together. The exercise can be completed using the Bible to find the answers"
§ In the Contours of Hope by Andrew Lichtenwalner
"The Church is radiant with hope. Everything she is comes from Christ and his Paschal Mystery."
§ Living in the Kingdom Today by Mary McEntee McGill
"...we are being called to reflect upon Christ’s life and his direction to be people of peace, forgiveness, and love."
§ God's Eyes: Weaving God into Home and Life by Jeanne Heiberg
"While praying the Rosary with a Catholic TV program, I was inspired by the idea of "helping Jesus carry his cross." Then I thought, "No, it's more like Jesus helps me to carry my crosses."
§ Triduum Prayer Service by Jean Grant
"Help your student understand the Triduum with this prayer service."
§ Score! Connecting test results to big gains in your classroom by Christopher Maricle
"When your class's standardized test scores arrive, do you know how to use them to improve teaching and learning? Learn how to interpret test results and how they can help you and your students."
§ The Unwritten Code: A Case Study by Darrell "Coach D" Andrews
The effects of the hidden roadblock in connectedness with millennial students
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