Resources & Links

Planning Sheets:  Prayer Services and School Masses

School Mass Planning Sheet 
(Will be helpful for staff members organizing school Masses)
 What Makes an Effective Prayer Service?
(One page overview of how to put together an effective prayer service for use in our Catholic schools. Explains individual parts with helpful diagram to illustrate how they fit together.)
Prayer Service Planning Sheet
(From EOCCC’s Curriculum Support for Catholic Schools)

Clip Art

Ágora Marianista Liturgical Cycle Clip Art
Offered by Marianist community with drawings for each Sunday.
Hermano León (Brother Leo) Clip Art 
Beautiful selection of original religious clip art in black & white or colour.
Freely available for evangelization purposes. Highly recommended!
Religious Clip Art Web Pages
Links to a wide variety of pages with downloadable religious clip art for bulletins, banners, posters, etc.
Two Hearts
Free Catholic, Christian Clip Art
Watton Christian Clip Art Site
Free Downloadable Christian clip art.
Bible Image Clip Art Church Bulletin Pictures
A variety of pictures and graphics in different areas.
Free Printable Colouring pages (Liturgical and wider Catholic themes)
(From St. Anne’s Helper Catholic Website)
Colouring Pages, Games, Jigsaws
(From Pauline Media’s Jclub page)
Clip Art Links from
(some links in addition to those above)
NEW:  Digitized Catholic Line Drawings from Old Missals
(From blog)

Liturgical Year

Roman Rite
Liturgical Calendar of the Canadian Church (Ordo), 2018-19
(Lists Mass readings, feasts, memorials etc., for each day of the liturgical year)
NEW:  Daily Mass Readings from Canadian Lectionary
Daily Mass Readings (From U.S. Bishops New American Bible)
Universalis – Liturgy of The Hours Online
Catholic Doors Ministry Canadian Liturgical Calendar
Easterbrooks Catholic Calendar Page
Helpful liturgical calendar information for planning masses, feast days etc.
Colouring Pages for Feast Days
Catholic’s Liturgical Calendar Site
A wealth of information on the liturgical year, activities and crafts to help children enter more fully the spirit of feasts and seasons.
Roman Catholic Saints Calendar & Index’s extremely helpful site provides viewing and listening information on the saints/feasts for each day.
OUR YEAR OF PRAYER Praising our God Throughout the Year Coming Closer to Christ
CCCB Liturgical Office’s introduction to the liturgical year.
Eastern Christian Churches
Gregorian Church Year Calendar
Julian Church Year Calendar
(Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto & Eastern Canada)
Byzantine Catholic Church Calendar
Liturgical year and calendar for Eastern-Rite Catholics (USA) under “Resources” in drop-down menu at top of page.

 Liturgical Documents

Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium) Second Vatican Council, 1963
General Instruction of the Roman Missal, 2011
Redemptionis Sacramentum. On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist
(Congregation for Diviine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments)
Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani (IGMR)
(Document present in its entirety; comprises first pages of the original complete publication of the 1969 Ordo Missae, promulgated on April 3, 1969, by the Apostolic Constitution Missale Romanum, of Pope Paul VI)

The Mass

Prayer Responses for Weekday Masses
(Printable single page with responses for parts of the weekday Mass. Helpful for student and staff review at beginning of year.)
Prayer Responses for Sunday and Feast Day Masses
(Printable 2-sided page, contains Gloria and Creeds)
Simplified Overview of the Mass
(One page reference sheet outlining major parts of the Mass and what they mean. Will be useful for classroom and adult use.)
Links (Courtesy of Fr. Ryan Holly)
– Comparison of new and old texts of the People’s parts for the Order of Mass
Additional Resources
Powerpoint Presentation with old and new texts (what priest says and our responses) side-by-side
(Texts begin at Frame 16 – previous frames are background)
Word Document with Excerpts from Revised Order of Mass
(more detailed, theological on reasons for changes)
CCCB announcement here
Ordering Info for New Roman Missal at

Music (for Liturgy and Prayer Services)

Chrsitian Midi and Lyrics Links
Links to hymns from many different sites.
Spirit and Song Lyrics and Mp3s
More Church Music
Printable music, midi files (melody), MP3 choir versions of difficult-to-find hymns from many denominations.
Canadian Catholic Artists
Richard Family
(Calling You)
Susan HooKong Taylor
(Various Musical, Prayer)
Mark Mallett
(Various Music and Prayer)
International Catholic Artists
Andrew Chinn’s Butterfly Music
Australian Religious Educator with lively music ministry to children in Catholic schools.  Classroom-friendly music and online resources to support:
-Catholic school life,
-liturgical year
-Religious Education and Family Life programs


Prayer for Children

RCCDSB School Prayer Page
(Monthly/Seasonal prayer services, links to related resources)
Children Learn to Pray
Lord, Teach Us to Pray

(prayer resources for children and adults)
Catholic Pages Directory of Prayers
(exhaustive listing of Catholic Prayers)
Traditional Catholic Prayers from EWTN

Video Resources

A Collection of downloadable videos with a Christian religious message. Beautiful images.
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