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On this page you will find frequent updates related current happenings in our world, as well as resources for our Catholic Liturgical Calendar. If you have suggestions or comments please contact Laura Tapson. 

Pink Shirt Day Cananda Feb 27th, 2019 

The focus for Pink Shirt Day this year is Cyberbullying. Even though the technology we have today was not around when Jesus walked the earth, we can still apply His teachings to the current situations around Cyberbullying.

Jesus showed us unconditional Love and called on us to love others as He loves us. He is our joy. He lives in the heart of each one of us, and so, we treat each other with reverence and kindness. In this way, our acts of kindness show our reverence for Jesus. On Pink shirt day we are encouraged to think twice about posting something negative on the internet and instead use the internet to spread kindness; to spread God’s love!

Catholic School Resource for Pink Shirt Day 2019

  • In this resource you will find 5 lessons that can be used in the lead up to, and/or on, Pink Shirt Day. There are also prayers that can be read over morning announcements as well as activity ideas for the day. 

Pink Shirt Day Website

 

LENT 2019 (March 6, 2019 - April 21, 2019)

Resources for the classroom

  • #ShareJesus
    • Sign up and receive Daily videos from Top Catholic Speakers. Videos are short, 2-3 minutes each, great for your own growth AND Morning Prayer with Junior High/ High School students.
  • Development and Peace 2019 Share Lent Campaign Resources
    • Especially great for High School, this year’s campaign is Share the Journey. Resources are available in French and English!
  • The Religion Teacher
    • A wealth of activities, lessons, prayers and much, much more to use with students during Lent
  • Arts & Faith: Lent
    • Enter into a visual prayer experience this Lent with Arts & Faith: Lent. Each week they provide a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. Use these videos to take a new look at this season of spiritual renewal through the lens of sacred art.
    • Select Lent Year C
    • Great For High School
  • Holy Heroes: Lenten Adventure
    • FREE. Sign up and you get, daily Lenten activities, fun video and audio selections, activity downloads (coloring pages, word searches, crosswords, fun quizzes). GREAT site, very kid friendly! 
  • Activities for Children
    • Lenten activities organized by grade (1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8) 
  • Lenten Activities for Children
    • Great list of Lenten resources organized by subject. Includes crafts, pintable’s and much more! 
  • Catholic Catechist: Lent and Easter Resources
    • GREAT resources, all word docs so can be adapted, poems to lesson plans
  • 40 Simple Lenten Activities for Kids
    • VERY GOOD, Nice simple, easy to do, list of activities to do in your classroom
  • Poetry for Lent and Easter
    • Great for High School, a comprehensive list of poetry that deals with themes around Lent and Easter. 

Prayer/ Daily Devotions

  • #ShareJesus
    • Sign up and receive Daily videos from Top Catholic Speakers. Videos are short, 2-3 minutes each, great for your own growth AND Morning Prayer with Junior High/ High School students.
  • Living Space
    • Find commentaries on the daily readings
  • Best Lent Ever: Dynamic Catholic
    • ​Based on Matthew Kelly's book Rediscover Jesus sign up and receive daily emails that will take you on a 40 day spiritual journey to encounter Jesus- and yourself - in a deeply personal way. 
  • From Ashes to Glory
    • A Lenten experience in praying the Examen. The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. 
  • The Ignatian Workout for Lent
    • ​An online retreat for Lent. Each week listen to audio reflections accompanied by suggestions for prayer and action. 
  • Bishop Robert Barron's Daily Lent Reflections
    • ​Will be updated soon to reflect 2019
    • Sign up and receive a new reflection each day during Lent. 
  • ​3 Minute Retreat
    • ​A short prayer break right at your computer. Spend quiet time reflecting on a scripture passage. You can also receive the retreats directly to your email with a free subscription. 
  • Praying Lent
    • ​Great assortment of resources; Daily prayers, articles, reflections, audio conversations about the readings each week, recipes to use throughout Lent, individual and parish retreats. 
  • The Catholic Guy
    • Will be updated soon to reflect Lent 2019
    • Register and receive daily videos sent to your email throughout Lent