Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Craft for the Glorious Birth

 Banner Craft for the

Season of the Glorious Birth


This craft will be a good hands-on activity to your lesson on the Season.


Time:  15 minutes if pieces are pre-cut


Materials Needed

cut-outs; glue sticks; construction paper or felt; hole punch; ribbon or yarn pieces for hanging; a dowel if using felt; Christmas stickers to decorate; baby Jesus cut-out for top of tree;                See attachments for cut-outs of the tree and the six Sundays.  



Color in each week if they do good deeds and offer extra prayers.  Give them some challenge to prepare their hearts for the birth of our Savior. It’s like a countdown to Christmas!  

Season of the Glorious Birth - PowerPoint

PowerPoint with icons of each of the six Sundays of the season to assist you in teaching.

Link Here




Saturday, October 1, 2022

Faith of the Mountain On-line

You will find the Faith of the Mountain 2010 edition scanned at this link, including the student and teacher manuals for grades 1-8 .    This format may be of help to you and was scanned by the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon.  LINK


Monday, September 19, 2022

Eucharistic Amazement - a Letter from Bishop Gregory

August 2022

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The United States Bishops have invited us to reflect, over the next three years, on the great Mystery of the Eucharist. Thus, I would ask all our parishes, missions and institutions to enter even more fully into the joy and spirit of this time and to deepen our amazement, love and devotion to our Eucharistic Lord.

These years will afford us the opportunity to reflect on what it means that our Lord not only washed the feet of his disciples, but also at the last supper took bread, broke and gave it to his disciples saying, “take and eat, this is my body”, and in like manner took the cup blessed, and said “take and drink, this is my blood. Do this in memory of me”.

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Friday, September 16, 2022

Curriculum samples for Faith of the Mountain

Have you had the experience where you look at the Faith of the Mountain religion book but are not sure what to teach, or perhaps you speed through the session to cram all the content presented, or...?

Please find here a SAMPLE of how to structure a curriculum outline for the fall semester. (Spring semester to be posted later.) Search for the grade level that you catechize and adapt and change to your program schedule, dates, activities. This tool was used by one of our coordinators in a parish Maronite Christian Formation program. We edited the dates for 2022 Sundays. 

This sample will help you to see how to approach the Faith of the Mountain and use it well. You will most likely need supplemental materials to teach the Maronite liturgical feasts, or Maronite saints that may not be in your grade level book (see the blog or go on-line to search). 

Let me know if this type of outline is helpful.  Email Sr. Marla Mare at

Here is the link.  

Friday, September 9, 2022

Catechetical Sunday - September 18th

Our Maronite Pastors have received a comprehensive email for the 2022 Catechetical Sunday Celebration. Monsignor Georges El-Khalli, Eparchy Director of Religious Education, included many resources that have been adapted for our Maronite celebration.  Please refer to your pastor. 

  Catechetical Sunday | The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown

Here are a few of them at this LINK including a Commissioning Ceremony, and a Catechist certificate.