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Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene


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My Catholic Faith Delivered


My Catholic Faith Delivered is far more than on online course. It is a platform that also houses the Certification Management System. Our system tracks and stores progress, reports and certifications for yourself, your students and/or your catechists. It also enables group administrators to post notifications and discussions for their groups or classes. In other words, paper trails and file cabinets are a thing of the past! Administrators are now able to create and manage their classes 24/7 with the ease and click of a button.

Our courses provide in-depth learning programs and video tutorials on the web for all levels of knowledge of the Catholic faith. This is accomplished by combining Catholic content with innovative technology. It is the ideal program for a teacher or a catechist looking for resources and courses, and for a Catholic who simply wants a better understanding of the faith. These fantastic courses are available on the Internet anytime, anywhere-making learning convenient and fun. Our dynamic courses feature engaging lessons, interactive activities, games, voiceovers, and immediate assessments that give real-time feedback on learner progress. Many of our courses are available in Spanish, as well!

via Overview – Dynamic Catholic Courses.

The Choir Loft


The Choir Loft is a new website dedicated to the recovery of the authentic sacred music of the Catholic Church and its restoration to its rightful place in the sacred liturgy.

The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as sacred song united to the words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy. (Sacrosanctum Concilium 112 –Vatican II)

The Church acknowledges Gregorian Chant as specially suited to the Roman liturgy: therefore, other things being equal, it should be given pride of place in liturgical services. But other kinds of sacred music, especially Polyphony, are by no means excluded from liturgical celebrations, so long as they accord with the spirit of the liturgical action. (Sacrosanctum Concilium 116 – Vatican II)

via About | sacredmusic.org.au.

Lenten Adventure with Holy Heroes


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On Ash Wednesday, you probably noticed we didn’t say the “Gloria” in Mass. We “fast” from that during Lent – except on certain special feast days. In 2013, we will say the “Gloria” on each of the below days EXCEPT ONE. Which of the days below will we NOT say the Gloria? Find the answer in Lenten Adventure.

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via Lenten Adventure.

LENT CALENDAR 2013 – XT3


The Xt3 Lent Calendar is a Catholic resource suited for youth groups, parishes, schools, or for one’s personal Lenten journey. Each day you will be provided with a new feature, including the daily mass readings, scripture quotes, and a small act of penance that you may chose to add to your Lenten commitments. In addition, Xt3 will provide a Lent or Easter themed multimedia feature every day, including inspirational short films, reflective podcasts, apologetics, Lent trivia, information about WYD2013, and much more!

The first calendar door opens today, Ash Wednesday, 13th February 2013.

We hope this resource will make Lent a fruitful time of prayer, fasting and alms giving, for those who use it.

Xt3 Calendar

To access the Calendar click here http://www.xt3.com/lent/

Catholic Heritage Curricula E-Newsletter


The Dignity of the Child and the “I’m Bored: Entertain Me” Syndrome.

The dignity of the human person is rooted in his creation in the image and likeness of God…By his deliberate actions, the human person does, or does not, conform to the good promised by God…[individuals] make their own contribution to their interior growth; they make their whole…lives into means of this growth. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1700

Work honors the Creator’s gifts and the talents received from Him. —ibid,2427

If you’ve ever read the family-friendly Little House on the Prairie series, or Anne Pellowski’s “Catholic Little House” series, have you noticed that boredom is never mentioned?

“Boredom” was rare a century ago, simply because children were valued not only as gifts made in the image of God, but also for their necessary participation in the well-being of the family.  This participation included daily labors that often began before sunrise and ended only at bedtime.  After several hours of “chores,” children were rarely bored in their free time.  And those chores contributed to their interior growth.  (CCC 1700)

Even though they lived often-menial lives, do you suppose Our Lord and Lady were ever bored? No, because all that they did they did for someone else.  That is, whether sweeping up sawdust or perhaps baking bread for a sick neighbor, their work was dedicated to the greater glory of God, in the service of others.

For some Antidotes to Boredom continue reading via CHC E-Newsletter.

Adventures in Odyssey audio stories


Adventures in Odyssey

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Adventures in Odyssey presents original audio stories brought to life by actors who make you feel like part of the experience. These fictional, character-building dramas are created by an award-winning team that uses storytelling to teach lasting truths. Maybe that’s why over 20 million products have been distributed worldwide. So dust off your imagination and join the kids in Odyssey for inspiring adventures that are flat-out fun! http://www.whitsend.org/abouttheshow