A SAINT EVERY WEEK . . . A VIRTUE EVERY MONTH!
Supplement your Religious Education Curriculum in CCD Programs, Catholic School, or Homeschools with SAINTS, VIRTUES, and the TREASURES of the Catholic Liturgical Calendar of Feasts and Devotions! Recent studies have shown that a knowledge of the Saints has a positive impact on child's faith retention into adulthood!
In a culture where young people are encouraged to emulate movie stars, sports figures, or fantasy super heroes, where can they find examples of Virtue to inspire them or teach them truths of the Faith? HEROES OF GRACE can furnish young minds with concrete examples of heroic virtue, faithfulness to the Gospel, Christian charity, and loving self-sacrifice that cannot be found anywhere else! The Saints are a compelling witness that the Universal Call to Holiness is for everyone!
A new concept in religious education enrichment, HEROES OF GRACE fills an important gap by presenting Inserts on different Saints each week--during the week in which their feast days occur (September to May). Each month an additional Insert celebrates a different Virtue. Liturgical feasts and devotions are also featured in separate Inserts timed to coincide with the Church Year. Inserts feature beautiful pictures, sidebars, or coloring pages. Each Insert is formatted to be an extremely effective and flexible teaching tool, with dual Treatments of the same material:
Primary Treatment for Grades 1-4, with large-type, easy-to-read stories and illustrations or coloring pages selected to teach early readers the important concepts.
In-Depth Treatment for Grades 5+, Catechists, Parents, Confirmation or RCIA Candidates, and Adult Education, with detailed information, additional pictures, and sidebars.
For use in CCD Programs, Parishes, or Catholic Schools, HEROES OF GRACE is delivered as a packet of Inserts in full-color, professionally printed to be reproduced on one sheet of paper (back and front) per student, in either color or black-and-white. HEROES OF GRACE is inexpensive, versatile, and proven effective for religious education programs of all sizes and objectives. Inserts can be used in class, sent home as a family activity, or manually inserted into parish bulletins. The Program is also available as a CD of pdfs for easy emailing to groups, such as teachers or parents. Upon request, the Program is also available as a CD of jpgs so Inserts can be imported directly into bulletins or newsletters. Purchase of the Packet or CD entitles the parish to reproduce as many copies as needed for their specific programs.
For Homeschool or individual use, HEROES OF GRACE is sold as a spiral-bound book in three versions: COMPLETE (both Primary and In-Depth Treatments), PRIMARY (Grades 1-4 only), and IN-DEPTH (Grades 5-Adult only). HEROES OF GRACE in book format is protected by copyright; reproduction is not permitted without specific written permission from Coronae Rosarum Publications.
Inserts for 2013-14 include the Gifts & Fruits of the Holy Spirit, Saints Peter Claver, Matthew, Padre Pio, Jerome, Ignatius of Antioch, Bl. Pope John Paul II, Simon & Jude, Charles Borromeo, Gertrude, Miguel Pro, Bl. Luigi & Maria Quattrochi, Nicholas, Lucy, John Cantius, Elizabeth Ann Seton, Marianne Copy, Angela Merici, Blaise, Scholastica, Geltrude Comensoli, Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Marie-Eugenie of Jesus, Pedro Calungsod, John Baptist de la Salle, Athanasius, Simon Stock, Christopher Magallanes & Companions, and Venerable Pierre Toussaint. Event Inserts include Our Lady of the Rosary, Christmastide, Epiphany, Feast of the Holy Face, Stations of the Cross, Easter Vigil and the Scrutinies, Eastertide, and May as Mary's Month. To see sample Inserts for 2013-2014, email email@example.com. See below for Inserts Lists for 2012-13 and 2011-12.
Currently used in CCD Programs, Catholic Schools, Parishes, and Homeschool settings in Virginia, Maryland, Nebraska, Texas, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, South Carolina, Washington DC, and Alaska, HEROES OF GRACE has already given thousands of children a deeper appreciation of the lives of the Saints, the Virtues, and the beauties of the Church's liturgical life.
Michele Leary, DRE at Holy Trinity Parish in Gainesville, has used HEROES OF GRACE since its inception. She writes: "HEROES OF GRACE is a huge blessing to Holy Trinity Parish! I use the program in CCD classes, and I post the handouts on the CCD bulletin board, where there is ALWAYS someone reading the beautiful explanations of the virtues and saints during class times! Catholic schools would enrich their religion programs by using HEROES OF GRACE as a weekly supplement! Everybody loves them! Thanks, Carol Anne Jones--your materials are superb!"
Mary Therrell, Principal of St. Ann Catholic School in Arlington, VA, writes: "HEROES OF GRACE has enhanced our religion program through its beautifully written stories of the Saints and through the stunning artwork that brings those stories to life. Students are challenged to strengthen and develop Virtue by imitating these heroes of the Church."
Jim Kontoes, a middle school religion teacher at St. Ann School who uses HEROES OF GRACE in his classes, has this to say: "I really love your program. Your stories of the saints are some of the best I have ever come across in ten years of teaching! They are very well written, short enough to easily weave into the curriculum but amazingly in depth. Best of all, my students are able to tell me about every one of the saints I introduce them to in equally fine detail!"
Delores Nelson, former Director of Religious Education for Saint Andrew the Apostle Church in Clifton, VA, says: "HEROES OF GRACE was a great resource for my catechists. Each month I emailed them the readily available information about Saints, Virtues, feast days, and special Catholic observances which they then incorporated into their classroom lesson. I also emailed them to all parents for extra enhancement at home. Our homeschool parents were quite pleased to supplement their home programs with HEROES OF GRACE. This program is a great enhancement for any school of religious education."
Comments from others include the following: "I love your stuff!" and "We have really been enjoying HEROES OF GRACE. Several teachers are using them in their lessons and others are just talking about the saint briefly and sending it home. I have heard a lot of positive feedback from the parents as well. It is a beautiful program--we are blessed to have found it."
Designed by a Director of Religious Education with twenty years' experience writing curricula for children, who has worked with large groups (2,000 students a year) and all age groups, HEROES OF GRACE is effective, inexpensive, and easy to administer.
1. HEROES OF GRACE FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS (with reproduction rights for your program) includes Program Administrator Instructions; Catechist Instructions; 47 Inserts on Saints, Virtues, and Liturgical Events (94 pages of Primary and In-Depth Treatments); plus an 8-page pre-formatted booklet "Summer Saints" as a bonus hand-out for the summer months.
A. PACKET OF INSERTS: 47 Inserts professionally printed in full color on 70# paper @$60.00 + $10 shipping.
B. PROGRAM CD: 47 Inserts in pdf format (jpg upon request) @$45.00 + $5 shipping.
C. PACKET OF INSERTS + PROGRAM CD: 47 Inserts in hard-copy and electronic files @$70.00 + $10 shipping.
2. HEROES OF GRACE BOOKS FOR INDIVIDUAL USERS (reproduction rights reserved) includes 47 Inserts (plus a page of Catholic prayers entitled "Summer is a Good Time to Pray"), with spiral-binding and clear plastic covers. For Homeschool Students, Confirmation Candidates, RCIA Candidates, Catechist or Family Enrichment, Gifts, Programs that wish to focus exclusively on one Treatment, Programs that do not have facility to reproduce Inserts, or bookstores wanting to sell HEROES OF GRACE.
A. COMPLETE BOOK: All Inserts included in chronological order @$20.00** + shipping
B. PRIMARY TREATMENT BOOK: Insert pages for Grades 1-4 only. @$15.00** + shipping
C. IN-DEPTH TREATMENT BOOK: Insert pages for Grades 5-Adult only. @$15.00** + shipping
To order, simply use the Contact Us form, indicating your shipping address information and order preferences, or call 703-268-5742. Order forms are available by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow one-two weeks for delivery. Shipping for one Book is $5.00; shipping cost for multiple copies of Books will depend on number of copies and destination. If you place an order for multiple copies, we will contact you with an exact quote of shipping costs before your order is filled.
**Bulk discounts are now available: 10% discount for 5-9 copies, 20% discount for 10-24 copies, and 30% discount for 25 or more copies.
You can expedite your order by contacting Carol Jones at email@example.com, calling 703-268-5742, or writing to Coronae Rosarum Publications, 10306 Dunn Meadow Road, Vienna, VA 22182. (Sorry that we are not yet able to take online orders, but someday...)
2012-2013 Inserts included the 7 Catholic Virtues: Justice, Prudence, Fortitude, Temperance, Faith, Hope, Love, as well as Chastity, Saints Andrew Kim & Companions, Vincent de Paul, Francis of Assisi, Denis, Margaret Mary Alacoque, John of Capistrano, Martin de Porres, Margaret of Scotland, Francis Xavier, Juan Diego, Raymond of Penafort, Anthony Abbot, Frances de Sales, Thomas Aquinas, Francis of Rome, Patrick, Joseph, Pope St. Martin I, Anselm, George, and Pope St. Pius V. Event Inserts feature the Holy Name of Mary, Holy Souls in Purgatory, Feast of Christ the King, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Advent & the Church Year, The O Antiphons & the Nativity, The Presentation, Meaning of Lenten Fasting, Chair of St. Peter, The Resurrection, Our Lady of Fatima, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, and Corpus Christi.
2011-2012 Inserts included Saints Thérèse, Teresa of Avila, the North American Martyrs, Pope St. Leo, Elizabeth of Hungary, Cecilia, John of the Cross, Hilary, Agnes, Paul, John Bosco, Josephine Bahkita, Cyril & Methodius, Katharine Drexel, Perpetua, Faustina, Bernadette, Louis de Montford, Catherine of Siena, Damien of Molokai, and St. Rita. Event Inserts feature the Birthday of the Blessed Mother, Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Holy Archangels, All Saints & All Souls, Advent, Immaculate Conception, Birth of Christ, Lent, Annunciation, Holy Week, Ascension, and Pentecost. The Virtue Inserts included Faith, Hope, Love, Humility, Chastity, Perseverance, Fortitude, Temperance, and Fear of the Lord.
If you are interested in purchasing Program materials from 2012-13 or 2011-12, or you would like to purchase individual Inserts from those Program years, contact Carol Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-268-5742.
Click on thumbnails to the right to view sample worksheets from the 2011-2012 Program for October 1, the Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux. The first sample is the Primary Treatment for younger students (Grades 1-4). The second sample features the In-Depth Treatment of the same material for older students (Grades 5-Adult).
Thank you for your interest in Heroes of Grace! God Bless You!