Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Children's Catechism Pages

Larry Broding, a Director of Religious Education in San Diego, at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, Carlsbad, CA who supervises the children's program and adult education.

He is the creator of word-sunday.com, a wonderfully rich resource focussing on the sunday readings. I have been linking to these resources on my Catholic Educators Newsletter for several years because I believe they should be widely known and used by teachers and catechists. The site offers bible study for the Sunday's first reading and the gospel as well a children's story and a family activity for the gospel each week.
One feature that I want to draw attention to here is Larry's Index for Children's Catechism Pages. This section contains a series of articles under four headings corresponding to the sections of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Each article under these headings - there are now 36 in all and others are forthcoming - explains a Catholic teaching in a language and with illustrations that a child can understand.