BRIDGES TO FAITH
CALLED TO BE CATHOLIC
Published by Loyola Press, these websites are for the primary resources for faith formation classes at St. Catherine. Online support includes activities, black line masters and lesson plans. Please contact the Family Faith Formation office for the access code if you do not have it.
CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: Online Catechism of the Catholic Church
STRONG CATHOLIC FAMILY FAITH - A curated website by three dioceses including the Diocese of San Jose. Great resources for us as catechists and parents - including faith practices, Sunday worship and saints and holy days.
CATHOLIC ICING: A great site to get craft, food and art ideas especially for younger kids. The pool noodle rosary idea was from this website.
CATHOLIC MOM: Excellent blog by Lisa Hendley containing articles, activities, lesson plans and more ideas to help celebrate the Catholic faith. Ms. Hendley will be the speaker at St. Catherine Women's Retreat on November 1st.
CATHOLIC TOOLBOX: The blog offers information and resources on teaching the Catholic faith to children and Gospel for the Mass, a resource of activities related to the upcoming Sunday readings. Recent posts included the rosary, Mass etiquette and classroom newsletters.
HOLY HEROES - Great sight for a weekly video on the Gospel. Also available is a Mass coloring page and Sunday Mass quiz. Sign up to receive link by e-mail each week.
PRINTABLE RESOURCES: Offers free Christian Sunday School resources, Christian stickers, printable certificates, Christian coloring pages, Bible sticker charts, Christian greeting cards, Bible coloring sheets, printable bookmark makers, Bible verse card generators, cards to print, Christian and Catholic schoolteacher resources.
THE RELIGION TEACHER: The Religion Teacher is the blog of Jared C. Dees. Posts are informative, rich in content and cover a broad range of topics including activities and teaching strategies.
PUZZLEMAKER: A great site to help you create your own crossword, word searches and other puzzles specific to your lesson. Perfect for vocabulary reinforcement.
3-MIMUTE RETREAT - When you are on the go or have a couple of minutes to spare, spend time in prayer with this resource from Loyola Press. A great way to build a "pause" in your day.