We want to share with you bilingual and multilingual songs that are great to sing with your students at your school’s Mass. The songs are short and simple to follow. They will help you to expand the perspective of your students about the universality of our Eucharistic celebration, and why we are called “Catholics.”
Songs include: Pan de Vida Artist: Bub Hurd and, Pia Moriarty Somos el Cuerpo de Cristo / We are the body of Christ Artist: Jaime Cortes / Bob Hurd Ven al Banquete / Come to the Feast Artist: Bub Hurd, Jaime Cortez, and Pia Moriarty Malo Malo Thanks be to God Artist: Jesse Manibusan
Visual Catholic and Spiritual Resources
Students are accustomed to seeing the same images of Mary, Jesus, and others. The posters compiled in this PDF offer creative images and words that will be inspiring to students of many backgrounds and interests! Here are just a few:
Images to Assist In Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom
Sister Bárbara Gutiérrez, SNDdeN, the director of enrollment at the Catholic Schools Office, has compiled a resource sheet with items to help make your classroom culturally responsive and inspiring to children of all nationalities and backgrounds. Here are some examples of what's included on the resource sheet:
Latino Writers Posters: This poster set (10 posters) celebrates both classic and contemporary writers of Latin American origin. Writers include: Isabel Allende, Julia Álvarez, Jorge Luis Borges, Sandra Cisneros, Oscar Hijuelos, Nicholasa Mohr, Octavio Paz, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Gary Soto, and William Carlos Williams (click on the image to purchase)
The next series focuses on Astronauts, including: José Hernández (Mexican American Astronaut); Franklin Chang Díaz (First naturalized US citizen to become an astronaut); Mae Jemison (First African American woman to travel into Space); and more.
Sister Bárbara also includes links to posters that feature a Supreme Court Justice, Black inventors, social activists, and Hispanic Heritage Month. To learn more, download the PDF here!