Thursday, August 16, 2018

A Prayer for Teachers

I posted a link to a document called "A Prayer for Teachers" 12 years ago. The document is no longer available in the original location, but it is still available on another Web site: Since it got the attention of tens of thousands of viewers over the years, I thought I would make it available again this year. You can download the document here:

Holy Communion Word Search Puzzles

New on the Web site: 4 word search puzzle on vocabulary related to the Eucharist:

Not seven times but seventy-seven times

In today's gospel reading we read:

Peter approached Jesus and asked him,
"Lord, if my brother sins against me,
how often must I forgive him?
As many as seven times?"
Jesus answered, "I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.

                                                            Matthew 18: 21-22

An online unit on the Web site provides a set of useful resources on the theme of forgiveness:

"Father, forgive them;
for they know not what they do."

Questions for Reflection
Words and Stories on Forgiveness
Prayer and Meditation
Art and Music

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord

Click on the image for a large version of this poster featuring the famous painting by Botticelli and the text of the Magnificat in the gospel of Luke. You could also print the image and post it in your classroom.

John Michael Talbot's beautiful song is always a joy to hear.

And this rendition by Melissa Maricich is also wonderful:

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Resources for Children's Liturgy - 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Resources for Children's Liturgy for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time are now available on the Web site. These include stories, activities, puzzles, coloring pages, clip art images, craft ideas, lesson plans that can be useful at home, in schools or in parishes. The focus is on the Gospel reading: John 6:51-58.

Video - Saint Maximilian Kolbe

Saint Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us.

Monday, August 13, 2018