This is a simple and local resource for information for the sacraments of initiation prepared in our schools (including outlines for the school’s role in Sacramental Preparation). There is general sacramental information (including history and CCC links) from the Archdiocese of Toronto. As well, information is available for children wishing to join the RCIC program who have not been baptized Catholic.–Paulette Hill
American Catholic: Sacrament of Eucharist or Communion
Catholics believe the Eucharist or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God. This website is also a great link to many articles on Communion. The articles approach Communion from various views and educators can download the appropriate article for their purpose.-Tye Wong
American Catholic: Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as the Sacrament of Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness, and as a result we are called to forgive others. This website is a great link to many articles that deal with the various aspects of Reconciliation. Educators can download the appropriate article for their purpose. – Tye Wong
Various links to Busted Halo articles on Sacraments. See also their videos on sacraments.
Links to sites about the Sacraments.
Catholic Pages Directory Sacraments: Catholic-Pages Com
Catholic Pages Directory provides a section of church documents, an extensive list of articles, multimedia, and resources for each sacrament. It also provides links to Catholic Life, Prayer, Controversies within the Catholic Church, Scripture, the Saints and other aspects of the Catholic faith.
This site contains Pope John Paul’s main point on the sacraments during his visit to England in 1982. He describes all the sacraments in many ways to cater to all ages. He not only describes the sacraments but he also explains to us what the sacraments call for us to do. He gives explanations to children in ways that they can understand.–Francee Espee
England’s Catholic Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle offers a primer on the doctrine of the sacraments, touching upon each one and their purposes. A text only resource for teacher background.– Anthony Pasquini
What an insightful look at the sacrament of Holy Communion through the eyes of a teacher of a SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD. It gives hope to anyone who lives or works with special needs children, that they may also experience their Catholic faith. This site is recommended to all teachers, as they may one day be fortunate enough to work with a special needs child. This site is reccomended to parents of special needs children and especially to Teacher’s Aids. — Didi Cammalleri
Links to resources about Sacraments in general and all seven sacraments
Although most parishes have assumed prime responsibility for Sacramental Preparation schools play an important role in supporting children, families and parishes.
Many links were provided by teachers in the York Catholic District School Board’s Additional Qualifications Courses in Religious Education.