In early June, Our Sunday Visitor announced its acquisition of Harcourt Religion Publishers (a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
The strategic combination of the two companies’ product lines, services, and innovations represents an unprecedented, one-source solution for lifelong faith development within Catholic parishes and schools.
Joined together, they provide a dynamic approach to systematic and intentional catechesis for all members of the faith community.
For more information and to read the full press release, visit www.newdayincatechesis.com.
We at Our Sunday Visitor are very excited about welcoming our new colleagues to the company.
Happy Summer! Dave
Activity One: (Grades K-5): Independence Day prayer and activities (PDF file)»
Activity Two (Grade 6 and up): Read: From OSV Newsweekly “Can Teens Stay Connected Without Loosing Touch?"»
Activity: Challenge teens to keep track of their own cell phone and internet usage for one week. Discuss ways they can cut that time down the following week and beyond.Discussion Question: Highlighting the constant connections section, discuss ways teens can improve their “face time” with adults who care about them.
Activity: Challenge teens to keep track of their own cell phone and internet usage for one week. Discuss ways they can cut that time down the following week and beyond.
Discussion Question: Highlighting the constant connections section, discuss ways teens can improve their “face time” with adults who care about them.
Teacher Pattern: Bicycle Parade Party Hats (page 2 of the Activity One PDF)»
Soul Food for Teachers: "Stars in Scripture," from The Heavens Proclaim (PDF file)»
Catechist Know-How: From Mary Lou Rosien, "A teacher's prayer"»
A response to last month’s question: “What resource would you love to have when working with children?”
"My son has played the "Gospel Champions" computer games, which involves the player in several Bible stories. He just turned six and when he hears one of the readings at Mass that he's played on the video game, he remembers the story and characters (submitted by John Elfering). Visit Third Day Games»
Please send your ideas and comments to me: email@example.com.
Catechists Companion: Tips for New Catechists by Leisa Anslinger. $2.95 for one or available in a package of 10 (S&H extra). More info here»
CPKH: Building Stronger Familes by Eileen Murphy. $2.95 for one or available in a package of 10 (S&H extra). More info here»
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The summer edition of Take Out: Family Faith on the Go contains a handy Summer Family Bible Study. This easy-to-use section contains simple reflection questions for each Sunday readings for this summer. To order, or to inquire about a bulk subscription for your parish, please call 800-348-2440. To order an individual Take Out subscription, click here»
It’s Not Too Late... Order Discovery Canyon for this Summer’s Catholic Vacation Bible School
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Gracious and loving God, we come to you in humble prayer for the United States of America.
Bless our President. Give him wisdom and strength to serve the American people and lead our country in ways that are pleasing to you.
Bless our Congress. Instill in them knowledge and understanding to enact laws that protect the sanctity of life -- from the unborn to the elderly; and promote the good of all people.
Bless the people of the United States. Make us aware of our responsibility as citizens to uphold the principles of life, liberty, justice, and equality.
Send your Holy Spirit upon our beloved country. Make us people of faith in times of uncertainty. Make us people of compassion with those who are less fortunate. Make us people of peace in our homes, our communities, our country, and our world.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior. Amen.
From OSV's new prayer card line. Also in Spanish. Order here»
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