Understanding Faith

Understanding Faith is a comprehensive online multimedia religious education teaching and learning resource, which Catechists use to support the learning outcomes of the Christ our Light and Life age-appropriate curriculum scope and sequence.

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Tweeting with God

This is a new media program by Fr Michel Remery which is about “Exploring the Catholic faith together”. Catechists are trained to select age-appropriate content that is in keeping with the Christ our Light and Life scope and sequence to support learning outcomes.

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Electronic Resources (Interactive Whiteboard)
Christ Our Light and Life [COLAL] Smart Board Electronic with Music Term 1 to 4

DVDs
Waiting Time, Advent Roads, Twenty-Third Publications, Mystic Connecticut, USA

The Early Church in Australia – Part 1, The Priestless Years

The Unconvicted Convict, the Story of William Davis

Sr Patricia Pak Poy from Faces: The Mission of the Australian Catholic Church [Catholic Mission, 1998]

A Week in the Life of a Priest, Vocations Centre

The Garden Planet and Study Guide, Catholic Earthcare Australia [2002], Bishops Commission for Justice, Development and Peace

That Very Troublesome Woman, Dion Boehme

Websites
http://wwwcatholicearthcareoz.net [Catholic Earthcare Australia]
http://ea.gov.edu.au/education/ [Australian Environmental Education Network]

http://www.catholic.org/saints
http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/indexsnt.htm
http://www.cyberfaith.com/calendar_index.html
http://www.cyberfaith.com/liturgical_year.cfm

http://caritas.org.au
http://catholicmission.org.au

http://youthofthestreets.com.au
http://answers.com/topic/mother-teresa
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http://www.starwheels.com/ChildrenMGallery/ChildrenGall.html
http://www.mandalaproject.org/Mandalas/index_new.html

http://www.ewtn.com/faith/teachings/lastmenu.htm#PARA1 [The Last Things]

http://www.vinnies.org.au

http://www.cptryon.org/ click on ‘praying with children’[ Stations of the Cross]

http://www.togetheratonealtar.catholic.edu.au/index.cfm
[An excellent resource for both primary and secondary students. Complete with downloadable teachers notes and resource hyperlinks providing extra information on each of the elements of the Eucharist. Smart Boards friendly.]

http://www.silk.net/RelEd/oridnation.htm

http://resource.fraynework.com.au/ [Resource Catholic Education Office Melbourne]

RE Online Sydney Catholic Education Office
http://www2.ceosyd.catholic.edu.au/cms/Jahia/site/reonline/

Other good websites

Catholic Religious Education Resources

Cradio


http://churchresources.info/pray/
http://www.pope2you.net/
http://saltandlighttv.org/

Being Catholic

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Literature / Books

Look, Listen and Live book series
Know, Worship and Love [KWL] Series
Know, Worship and Love [KWL] Series – Big Books

My First Prayer Book, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
Celebrating Lent, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
The Holy Eucharist, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
The Easter Story, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
The Holy Spirit, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
I Believe in God, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
The Mass for Children, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
The Holy Family, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
Celebrating Advent with the Jesse Tree, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
Celebrating Christmas, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
The Sacrament of Reconciliation, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
The Eight Beatitudes, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
Our Father and Hail Mary, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
Prayers for Everyday, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
The Ten Commandments, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
God Loves Us All, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
Celebrating Lent, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
The Works of Mercy, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
The Story of Easter, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
The Miracles of Jesus, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
Going to Confession, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
The Church Year, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
The Way of the Cross, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
The Seven Sacraments, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
Great Women of the Bible, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
Immaculate Conception , Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
Mary My Mother, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
Good St Joseph, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
The Stations of the Cross, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
St Peter the Apostle, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
Saint Stories, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
Our Parish Church, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
Scriptural Rosary for Children, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books
Advent, Fr. Lovasik S. V. D., St Joseph’s Picture Books

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Jesus: The Word of God, M. O’Toole., Dove Collins [1992], Australia

Jesus Returns to Heaven, Arch Books
St Francis and the First Crib, Arch Books
Daniel and the Roaring Lions, Arch Books

Book of Saints Parts 1-12, Rev. Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D., Catholic Book Publishing Co. NY:USA
Learning my Prayers Colouring and Activity Books, Pauline Press and Media

Christmas Prayers and Customs, Rev. Victor Hoagland C.P., Regina Press

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Hamilton Children’s Books, Eric Carle [1986]

Miffy at the Zoo, D. Bruno, Methuen Children’s Books; London

The First Rainbow, An Award Book

Jesus Forgives My Sins, Mary Therese Donze, A.S.C

The Creed, Fr. John Flader, Modotti Press, pp. 85-92

Lent is for Children, Julie Keleman., Liguori Publications

The Noisy Neighbour, Jackie Andrews [Award Publications Ltd] [2005]

The Mass for Children, Rev. Jude Winkler, OFM., Conv. Catholic Book Publishing Corp, NJ:USA

My Rosary, Raffaella Zardoni [ St Paul’s Publications]

Lion’s Children’s Bible
The Kingfisher Children’s Bible, T. Barnes, MacMillan Books
St Joseph Illustrated Bible, Rev. Jude Winkler

My First Little Scripture Book, Fr. Henry Caro [Twenty-Third Publications]

Catholic Youth Bible , Brian Singer-Towns

NRSV With Encyclopedia Catholic Edition

The Gift of Baptism, Tom Sheridan

I’m Sorry, S. McBratney [2000], Harper Collins Publications

What Are Friends For? S. Grindley [2000], London, Kingfisher

The Symbols and Traditions of Advent, Timothy McCanna

Flashcards
A single sheet of paper that emphasises a key word or event [specific to each lesson]

Music

Seeds of Sonshine, Jim Cosgrove
Come My Children, Jim Cosgrove
Simple Songs Your Children Sing, Jim Cosgrove
A Christmas Pageant , Jim Cosgrove

Songs for Children of the Kingdom, Margaret Burgess

K Curriculum CD, Wollongong

Hi God, Carey Landry
Hi God 2, Carey Landry
Hi God 3, Carey Landry
Hi God 4, Carey Landry
Hi God 5, Carey Landry
A Wonderful Song Joy, Carey Landry
At the Table of Jesus, Carey Landry & Carol Jean Kinghorn

Kid’s Praise 3, Maranatha Music
Kid’s Praise 4, Maranatha Music
Kid’s Praise 6, Traditional

Move! Pray! Celebrate!, John Burland
Let’s Celebrate, John Burland
God Loves Me, John Burland
Celebrating the Sacraments, John Burland
Sacred Moments, John Burland

Pentecost, Celebration, Peter Kearney
Celebration, Peter Kearney
Turn It All Around, Peter Kearney
Signs of Hope, Peter Kearney

Let’s Sing Sing Sing! Volume 1, Two by 2
Let’s Sing Sing Sing! Volume 2, Two by 2

Chris Our Light and Life, Natalie Konakov

In The Beginning, Andrew Chin
These Hands Album, Andrew Chin

As One Voice
As One Voice for Kids – Children Edition, M. Russell

Let the Children Come, Monica Brown
A Special Collection from Monica Brown, Monica Brown
My Plans For You, Monica Brown
God Delights in You, Monica Brown
Celebrating Our Journey, Monica Brown
Our God is Good, Monica Brown

All God’s Children, Richard Cootes
Mission of Jesus, Richard Cootes

The Kendrick Collection, Graham Kendrick
Spirit and Song Volume 3, Bernadette Farrell

My Spirit Sings, Michael Mangan
Saints and Celebrations, Michael Mangan
Sing for Joy, Michael Mangan
Great South Land of the Holy Spirit, Michael Mangan
Sing Jubilee, Michael Mangan
This is the Times, Michael Mangan
Follow the Star, Michael Mangan
As One Voice For Kids, Michael Mangan
Hearts on Fire, Michael Mangan
Holy Spirit Land, Michael Mangan

Thy Word is a Lamp Unto My Feet, Irish Celtic Praise

The Best of David Haas, Volume 1, D. Haas [1995], GIA Publications, Chicago, USA
Great Gifts, B. Farrell [1997]

Practice Being Godly, Colin Buchanan

The Face of God, Mark Raue
Justice Cries, Mark Raue

Go Make a Difference, Steve Angrisano

Prophets of Hope, Trisha Watts
What a Wonderful World, Lois Armstrong

Receive the Power, WYD2008 Song

Songs of Love, Music of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Visuals / Materials

Green, Gold/White, Red, Violet/Purple cloths to represent the Church Season and for Prayer Place
Cross for prayer place
Easter Paschal Candle [relevant during Easter]
3D Peg Figures
Money Box or Project Compassion Box
Oil, Water, Light, White Garment, Bread, Cup, Candle for Baptism or Last Supper or Signs of Love Lessons
Columbian Calendar
Advent Wreath

Br Julian Quinlan resources

A range of pictures and activities downloadable on A4 or A3 sheets for use in the classroom. Covers all lessons from Year K to Year 6. Available from the CCD on disc/USB drive.