Catholic Faith Education Newsletter January-February Link

The January-February 2012 edition of the Catholic Faith Education Newsletter is now online at http://www.silk.net/RelEd/ezine1.htm.

You can subscribe to the Gilles Cote’s Catholic Faith Education Newsletter there.

You can find clip art, coloring pages, homilies, readings, and activities for Sundays in January and February. You can view technology and religion articles. These are all free resources.

Have fun finding just what you need for your Children’s Liturgy, Children’s Church, or Sunday School ministry.

Do three things to show God you love him today!

Joan Y. Edwards
http://www.joanyedwards.com
Copyright © 2012 Joan Y. Edwards

Six Online Resources for Children’s Liturgy

1. Resources for Catholic Educators  http://silk.net/RelEd/index.htm

2 Mary Kate Warner

a. Ezine Articles http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Mary_Kate_Warner

b. Online Bible Games http://www.myonlinebiblegames.com/funfreegames/index.html

3. Catholic Mom http://catholicmom.com/2011/03/27/sunday-gospel-activities-%E2%80%93-april-2011/

4. Catholic Children’s Liturgy http://sites.google.com/site/catholicchildrensliturgy/

5. Growing with the Gospel, K-1 or 2-3, Liturgical Publications http://www.lpiresourcecenter.com/lpirc/ViewBrowseCategory.do?categoryId=41

I wrote the devotional, prayer, mission statement, and text for something to draw for the K-1 sample below. I edited the Growing with the Gospel, 2-3. I was educational consultant for both versions and for all Cycle A, Cycle B, and Cycle C.

 K-1 Sample of Growing with the Gospel Order from: Liturgical Publications. Phone: 1-800-950-9952 Ext 2469

6. Children’s Liturgy devotionals, puzzles, and skits at Joan Y. Edwards’ Website http://www.joanyedwards.com

I hope you enjoy these resources and find them useful and inspiring. Do something good for you today.

Pray Dream Relax

God Has You in the Palm of His Hands

Joan Y. Edwards

Subscribe by email from the right hand column, please. It would make me smile.

Copyright © 2011 Joan Y. Edwards and her licensors.

Materials for Children’s Liturgy

Dear Children’s Liturgy Leader,

The following Gather the Children books explain all of the readings for each Sunday of the liturgical year. I found that I didn’t have time to do all the readings and explain them in detail. So I just concentrated on the Gospel. Others do the responsorial psalm and the Gospel. After I greeted them, I explained what the Gospel was about. Then I read the Gospel and let them act it out. I related the Gospel to their own experiences, and sang a song. Wow! My time was up before I knew it.

The first few years I did the Children’s Liturgyat St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Charlotte, NC,  I used the following books. I would suggest you order one of the current church Cycle copies to see if you like it.

Gather the Children by Mary Berglund Cycle A  If it says it’s not available, click on Mary Berglund’s name or search title again.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0912405643/qid=1065402872/sr=1-7/ref=sr_1_7/102-0345724-2735301?v=glance&s=books

Gather the Children by Mary Berglund Cycle B

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0912405309/qid=1065402951/sr=1-12/ref=sr_1_12/102-0345724-2735301?v=glance&s=books

Gather the Children by Mary Berglund Cycle C

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1569290377/qid=1065402951/sr=1-19/ref=sr_1_19/102-0345724-2735301?v=glance&s=books

We gave the children “Explaining God’s Word” as handouts. You can order as many copies as you think you’ll need each week. Children look forward to taking these home. Liguori Publications Phone Toll Free (800) 325-9521.  Liguori also has a handout for older children. You could call and ask for samples of both.

Our religious education classes sent home a publication called “Catholic Corner,” J.S. Paluch Co., Inc. 1-800-566-6150 http://www.wlp.jspaluch.com/3292.htm

Now they use “The Liturgy of the Word with Children” to teach Children’s Liturgy:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/1585957003/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books

At St. Ann’s church when I did Children’s Liturgy, they used Pflaum materials: http://www.pflaum.com/catalog/liturgy/index2.htm called “Children Celebrate.” It has a teacher’s guide and activity sheets to give out to children each week. Toll free 866-532-2608.

I hope that this will help you. May God bless you.

The Holy Spirit will guide you, as He did me. I promise.

Sincerely,

Joan Y. Edwards

http://www.joanyedwards.com