Spotlight: Christian Education and Creative Festival Updates


To prepare for Lent and the season of preparation for the Creative Festivals, the Department of Christian Education has posted new resources online for youth leaders and Sunday School teachers. This year’s Creative Arts Festival theme is “The End of History…The Last Judgment.” The Scripture quotation that accompanies the theme is “I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you welcomed Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.” (Matthew 25:35-36) 

Notes the Christian Ed website, "Because this is a very tangible theme, there are many ways in which students can express themselves in art, photography, creative writing, and poetry. The most natural way to inspire creative expression relating to this theme would be to get the students involved in service projects in your parish or community. Suggestions for service projects can be found on the Creative Festivals webpage."

In addition, many Lenten resources are available from Christian Education as well, including recently added content for use in the classroom. February's Featured Resources list links which tie in with a Festival and Lenten theme, and a new Letters from The Holy Land section highlights the work of  Dr. Maria C. Khoury in Taybeh.