Summer 2022 Catalog


Hands-On Religion Resources

“W E love your materials but this one [ Sharing the Good News ] has to be one of my favorites we’ve used. Our six kids all worked together on the newsletter even deciding who to send it to. It turned out so cute. What a beautiful way to let friends and family know what we are up to.” —Diana, AL

This unique religion resource will introduce your student to the joy of evangelization. By compiling and mailing a family newsletter each month, your student can share the Good News of the Gospel with extended family members and friends. An abundance of content is provided: stories, articles, anecdotes, jokes, activities, decorative templates, and more! Best of all, as your student reads through the content, picking and choosing the right articles to appeal to his family and friends, he will be learning more about his Faith, too. With You I storm ramparts; with my God I jump over walls. —Psalm 18:30 Sharing the Good News

Each month, your student will select stories, articles, and other content; add family news; make photocopies of the newsletter; and mail it off to family and friends. Sharing the Good News includes all the content, templates, directions, and checklists the student needs to prepare and mail nine monthly newsletters to friends and extended family. The course is self-directed; students can complete each monthly issue independently, using the content provided. In CHC Lesson Plans for Sixth Grade , Sharing the Good News is scheduled on two days a week for 36 weeks. Black and white, 212 pgs. Spiral-bound for ease of use. 8½”×11” Consumable. SGN $22.95 Quotations – 173

 Feelings like fear and anger are morally neu tral. Sin enters in with the action—what we do with our emotion. —Fr. EmmerichVogt, O.P.

 Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. —Aesop

 Light is the task where many share the toil. —Homer

Contact Information Templates – 45

100+ quotations

 One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life.That word is love. —Sophocles

 Wemust become the change we wish to see in the world. —Mahatma Gandhi

 Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. —Peter Marshall

 You don’t have to blow out the other fellow’s light to let your own shine. —Bernard Baruch

 What is the di ff erence between Christ and Satan? It is quite simple. Christ descended into hell; Satan fell into it. One of them wanted to go up and went down; the other wanted to go down and went up. —G.K. Chesterton

 All doors are open to courtesy. —Thomas Fuller

 Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere. —G.K. Chesterton Prayers & Poems – 135

 Nature is the art of God. —Dante

Jokes & Riddles – 159

40+ templates

 Character, not circumstances, make theman. —Booker T. Washington Home and the Baby by Edgar Albert Guest

A magician was working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.The audience would be di ff erent eachweek, so the magician allowed himself to do the same tricks over and over again. There was only one problem: The captain’s parrot saw the shows every week and began to understand what the magician did in every trick. Once he understood that, he started shouting in the middle of the show. “Look, it’s not the same hat!” “Look, he’s hiding the  owers under the table!” “Hey, why are all the cards the Ace of Spades?” Too Much Light A patient at amental hospital tells the doctor that he cannot live with his roommate anymore. “Why not?” “Because at night he starts pretending he is a lamp.” “And why does that bother you?” “I can’t fall asleep when there’s too much light.”

 Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. —OscarWilde

Cannibal Cook: “Shall I boil the missionary, sir?” Cannibal Chief: “Don’t be silly. That’s a friar!”

Activities: Hidden Pictures – 201

 He was created of amother whomHe created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy. He, theWord, without whomall human eloquence is mute. —St. Augustine  No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. —William Penn Home was never home before, Till the baby came. Love no golden jewels wore, Till the baby came.

 Love means loving the unlovable—or it is no virtue at all. —G.K. Chesterton

Stories & Anecdotes – 81

Chums by J. W. Foley If we should be shipwrecked together And only had water for one, And it was the hott st of eather Right out in the boiling sun, He’d tell me—no matter how bad he Might want it—to take a drink  rst; And then he would smile—oh, so glad he Had saved me!—and perish from thirst! Or, if we were lost on the prairie And only had food for a day, He’d come and would give me the share he Had wrapped up and hidden away; And after I ate it with sadness He’d smile with his very last breath, And lay himself down full of gladness To save me—and starve right to death. And if I was wounded in battle And out where great danger might be, He’d come through the roar and the rattle Of guns and of bullets to me, He’d carry me out, full of glory, No matter what trouble he had, And then he would fall down, all gory With wounds, and would die—but be glad! We’re chums—that’s the reason he’d do it; And that’s what a chum ought to be. And if it was  re he’d go through it, If I should call him to me. You see other fellows may know you, And friends that you have go and come; But a boy has one boy he can go to, For help all the time—that’s his chum.

The Captain’s Parrot

 As long as Mass is said in the world there will be howls against the Church . . . Innocence itself will be a crime. We will either volunteer for the army of God, or be conscripted into the ranks of the enemy. —Anthony Esolen

The magician was furious but couldn’t do anything; it was the captain’s parrot, after all. One day the ship had an accident and sank. The magician found him

Not Yet

There was joy, but now it seems Dreams were not the rosy dreams, Sunbeams not such golden beams— Till the baby came. Home was never really gay, Till the baby came. I’d forgotten how to play, Till the baby came. Smiles were never half so bright,

self on a piece of wood in the middle of the ocean, and of course the parrot was by his side. They stared at each other but did not utter a word.This went on for several days. After a week the parrot  nally said, “Okay, I give up. What’d you do with the ship?”

There was a couple whowent to shop in a beau tiful antique store. Seeing an exceptional tea cup, they asked, “May we see that?” As the lady handed it to them, suddenly the teacup spoke, “I have not always been a teacup.There was a time when I was just a lump of red clay. My master took me and rolled me, pounded and patted me and I yelled out, ‘Don’t do that. Let me alone,’ but he only smiled, and gently said; ‘Not yet!’ Then, wham! I was placed on a spinningwheel and suddenly I was spun around and around. ‘Stop it! I’m getting so dizzy! I’m going to be sick!’ “But the master only nodded and said quietly, ‘Not yet.’ He spun me and poked and prodded and bent me out of shape and then he put me in the oven. I never felt such heat. I yelled

He carefully took me out and put me on the shelf, and I began to cool. Oh, that felt so good! But, after I cooled he picked me up and he brushed and paintedme all over.The fumes were horrible. ‘Oh, please; stop it!’ I cried. He only shook his head and said. ‘Not yet!’ Then suddenly he put me back into the oven. It was twice as hot and I thought I would su ff ocate. I begged. I pleaded. I was convinced I wouldnever make it. Just then the door opened and he took me out and again placedme on the shelf, where I cooled and wondered, ‘What’s he going to do to me next?’ An hour later he handed me a mir ror and said, ‘Look at yourself, you’re beautiful.’” God knows what He is doing for each of us. He is the potter, and we are His clay. He will mold us and make us, and expose us to

What is the best way to keep water from leaking into your house? Don’t pay your water bill.

Troubles never half so light, Worry never took to  ight, Till the baby came.

Why didn’t they play cards on the ark? Because Noah was standing on the deck.

WildWest Picture Answer: There are 43 mistakes in the picture.

Home was never half so blest, Till the baby came. Lacking something that was best, Till the baby came. Kisses were not half so sweet, Love not really so complete, Joy had never found our street Till the baby came.

Priest at baptism: “What is the name, please?” “Robert Michael Montgomery AlfredVan McGillicuddy” Priest to altar boy: “More water, please.” Experts say ca ff eine is bad for you, fat is bad for you, sugar is bad for you . . . But don’t worry, because that’s bad for you too. 50+ jokes & riddles

and knocked and pounded at the door. ‘Help! Get me out of here!’ When I thought I couldn’t bear it anotherminute, the door opened.

just enough pressures of just the right kinds to give us the opportunity to become the disciples He wants us to be.

Once there was a little boy who was behaving so badly that his mom asked, “How do you expect to get to Heaven?” He answered, “I’ll just go in and out of Heaven, in and out, slamming the gates, until St. Peter says to me, ‘Goodness, just come in or stay out!’ And I’ll stay in!”

50+ prayers & poems

A charming legend relates that at the birth of Jesus the shepherds hurried to the stable with di ff erent gifts. Each brought what he had; some brought the fruits of their labor, others some precious item. But as they were all presenting their gifts, there was one shepherd who had nothing to give. He was extremely poor; he had no gift to present. As the others were competing to o ff er their gifts, he stood apart, embarrassed. At a certain point, Saint Joseph andOur Lady found it hard to receive all those gifts, especially Mary, who had to hold the Baby. Seeing that shepherd with empty hands, she asked him to draw near. And she put the baby Jesus in his arms. That shepherd, in accepting Him, became aware of having received what he did not deserve, of holding in his arms the greatest gift of all time. He looked at his hands, those hands that seemed to him always empty; they had become the cradle 50+ articles & anecdotes of God. He felt himself loved and, overcoming his embarrassment, began to show Jesus to the others, for he could not keep for himself theGift of gifts. Let us receive the gift that is Jesus, in order then to become gift like Jesus. To become gift is to give meaning to life. And it is the best way to change the world . . . —Pope Francis

20+ activities

Birds Hidden Picture Answer: There are 16 birds in the picture.

While Jack rests under a shady tree, he tries counting all the birds he sees. How many do you see?


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