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Great New Liturgy Apps!

March 7, 2014


Here’s some information about some great new Apps on the Liturgy! The first is the My Picture Missal App from Loyola Press. This App, available in the iTunes store at this link: My Picture Missal App, was developed for children with special needs and  for young children. The intent of this interactive app is to help […]

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Your Next FREE PowerPoint: All Saints and All Souls Day! (Also Available in Spanish)

October 11, 2013


Continuing my monthly giveaway of free PowerPoint presentations, I am happy to offer you a presentation for All Saints and All Souls Day! As with the previous PowerPoint on the Month of the Holy Rosary, this presentation includes a script (in Note Pages view) to assist you in effectively leading your students to a deeper understanding […]

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Digital Resources for Hispanic Catholics – Discípulos en la Edad Digital

March 7, 2013


Recently, my very talented friend Adrián Alberto Herrerra, Associate Director for Spanish Language Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, did a presentation in Spanish for the Archdiocese of Hartford, CT, on Discipleship and Digital Media (Discípulos en la Edad Digital). In his presentation, Adrián offered a substantial list of links to Online resources for Hispanic Catholics. He […]

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Using the Jesus of Nazareth Film to Prepare for Holy Week

March 5, 2013


The current TV mini-series The Bible is drawing large audiences and mixed reviews from critics. I haven’t watched it yet but plan to tune in especially for the New Testament segments. As always, watch with a critical eye and take note of discrepancies with Scripture (Hollywood likes to embellish!) to point out to those you […]

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Turning Heads…Literally – Use of Video at Reconciliation Prayer Service

February 26, 2013


Projector Lens

Things turned out very nicely with the use of video at our Lenten Reconciliation Prayer Service last evening. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post (Tonight, I’m the Tech Guy!), I coordinated the use of video for 5 different moments of our Lenten Reconciliation Prayer Service last evening, including images of “Stories of Hope” from Operation Rice […]

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Tonight, I’m the “Tech Guy!” – Lenten Reconciliation Prayer Service

February 25, 2013


1935 ... head turned into pop-corn maker!

Believe it or not, tonight I play the role of the “tech guy” for the Lenten Reconciliation prayer service taking place in church! I will be on hand for both the early and the late sessions, manning the laptop and LCD projector for the following video elements included in the prayer experience: showing images of […]

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The Lure of Technology

January 31, 2013



I mentioned in my post the other day that I used my laptop and LCD projector to invite my 6th graders to come forward and arrange images in chronological order to tell the Exodus/Passover story and that they did this for the parents who were visiting for Open House. One of the parents attending had […]

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A Video Examination of Conscience

December 4, 2012


In preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation next week, I did a little exploring on YouTube for a video examination of conscience. Here’s one that I found that’s not bad. I plan to search for more. If you know of a good one, please share!  

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Catechists in Action – Marge Introduces the Theme for the Session

June 1, 2012


In this segment of Catechists in Action, Marge Garbacz introduces the theme for the evening’s RCIA session (Human Dignity), drawn from Practice Makes Catholic. Watch for the following: Marge nicely ties in the theme for the evening, human dignity, with the Gospel reading just reflected on (the Man Born Blind). Marge describes how I introduce the […]

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How to Use Twitter for Your Religious Education Program

May 3, 2012


It is truly amazing how social media keeps us informed and connected these days. As I sit here in the Manchester, NH, airport, I checked Facebook and saw that my friend and colleague Casey Karl linked to an interesting-sounding article about how to use Twitter for your Religious Education program. I clicked on that and […]

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