Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Make the Connection for Tweens!

Faith Online for Tweens!

Many thanks to Diana K for sharing this great resource with me that she found in Catholic Digest www.catholicdigest.com (a Catholic magazine).

Looking for a way to get your tweens more involved in learning about their faith?
Check out www.Yfaith.co.uk, a website designed in the UK for kids ages 10-13!

According to the "about" page for parents:
"Yfaith is an initiative of the Catholic Agency to Support Evangelization (CASE). It was created in response to the need of parents looking for support in passing on their faith to their children. Based on biblical teaching and the teachings of the Catholic Church, Yfaith aims to facilitate young peoples’ faith exploration, and enhance their understanding and experience of the Catholic faith".

The very interactive kids' "about" page engages them with videos of other kids explaining Yfaith and giving links to help them get started:
"In Get Connected you can hear other Yfaith users’ opinions and their stories about faith. Check out our girls only and boys only pages! In Faith you can explore who God is and how the Holy Spirit can be life changing. In Your World you can read about issues that are important to you, get serious about the environment, and check out reviews of the latest films and books. Sacred Space is space for you and God. From writing letters to listening to songs… there'll be something here that will help you pray".

If you have questions or suggestions for "Make the Connection", feel free to contact me!Peace of Christ to you!
Kerry Madden, The Catholic Parish Media Liaison

Monday, November 10, 2008


Bravo, hooray and PRAISE GOD!

4 Catholic podcast won the 2008 People's Choice Podcast awards!!!

Check out http://www.sqpn.com/ below for the exciting news and links to these awesome podcasts!


SQPN Brings Home 4 Podcast Awards
By Fr. Roderick • November 10, 2008
The Catholic new media network SQPN has won four awards in the 2008 People’s Choice Podcast Awards. Fr. Leo Patalinghug’s video series ‘Grace Before Meals’ won the award in the Food and Drink category, George Leite won the Podsafe Music award for his show ‘Catholic Rockers’, and Fr. Roderick Vonhogen won two awards: ‘Healthy Catholic’ won in the Health and Fitness category, and his morning show ‘Daily Breakfast’ won the award in the category Religion and Inspiration.
Thanks to everyone who voted!

The Face of God!

Last evening my teen and I attended a special event sponsored by our Parish entitled "The Face Of God".

In a dimly lit auditorium, Rob Surette, "the fastest portrait artist in the world", brought to life the reality of God, the purpose of Jesus' earthly mission and our call to serve, all with dramatic effect.

The audience was captivated by his style of splashing, splattering, dabbing and brushing paint onto large black canvases. Along with inspiring music and visual effects, Rob surprised us by transforming seemingly random applications of paint into beautiful pieces of art that glorify God.

Check out his website to view his amazing portraits of many well known people and videos of his art in action. http://www.amazingheroart.com/