Pope Francis Addressing the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus prayer on Sunday 5th October 2014


“For the family to be able to proceed well, with trust and with hope, it must be nurtured by the Word of God” he said.

And mentioning the fact that in the Square the Pauline brothers had just distributed Bibles to those present, the Pope said: “Today, as the Synod for the Family opens, with the help of the Pauline brothers there is a Bible for every family! Not to just put it on a shelf, but to keep it on hand, dip into it often, both individually and together, husband and wife, parents and children, perhaps in the evening, especially on Sundays. In this way the family will grow and walk in the light and the strength of God’s Word!”(Linda Bordoni Vatican Radio)


The Jesse Box


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What is the Jesse Box?  The Jesse Box is an interactive learning tool that helps the instruction of the faith through the narrative of salvation history. It consists of many “stories” that walk students through God’s saving plan from Creation to Eternal Life. Liturgical year stories are included. After reading and listening to the Scripture passage the children  bring to life the Bible story using arts and crafts.

A Story Manual accompanies each Scripture story with the components required to retell and create the particular story.

There is also a reproducible Activity Book with each story that has different activities for each day of the week to help reinforce the Scripture passage.


  Endorsements – Click Image to Read More

image012Thank you so much for sending the Creation pack to me here in the United States.  Every catechist who I show the Jesse Box to just loves it and sees the great usefulness of it.  Below are 6 pictures from one of our parish 2ndGrade catechists, Michelle Peters.  She used the Jesse Box on two differen…

Martha DrennanGainesville, Virginia, USA

cardinalTestI praise God for you strong faith and for your great work to make the Bible stories come alive. The Jesse Box is beautiful and very stimulating.

Jesus said that he came that we may have life and live it to the full. When we read the Bible stories with love and attention they come alive for us a…

Cardinal Seán Brady – Archbishop of Armagh

Patricia KieranThis is ingenious and really child and family friendly. You could use this idea for all kinds of faith formation and pastoral work

I can’t wait to use the Jesse Box in Mary Immaculate College with students who are being formed as teachers.

I’ll definitely use this with my own kids.

Dr. Patricia Kieran – Department of Learning, Society, and Religious Education


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