SFDS Church Explorer
These coloring pages are based on designs in our church. Look around the building — can you find the originals? More will be added here from time to time, so check back. Click on the blue link for the printable black and white coloring page.
When John the Baptist saw Jesus, he exclaimed “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world!” Does that phrase sound familiar? The Lamb of God resting on a book with seven seals is from the book of Revelations in the Bible, and references the “Second Coming.”
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The Phoenix is a mythical bird that is used as a symbol of the Resurrection and eternity. Legend says it could never die: after 500 years, it would burn up and then be reborn from the fire.
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ICHTHYS is Greek for Fish. It is also an acronym, or abbreviation for “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior” in Greek. Three fishes represent the Trinity.
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The wreath and passion flower symbolize triumph over suffering. The snakes remind us of original sin.
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SFDS Easter Eggs Coloring Book
An old book on Easter customs notes: “The significance of the egg in Christian tradition and folklore is only part of a fabulous story.” Mythologies around the world use the egg as a symbol for the origin of all things. “Surely no more fitting symbol could be used to teach the story of the Resurrection than an egg.”
Click here for a printble PDF of eggs based on designs in our parish archives: SFDS Easter Eggs
SFD Parish Coloring Book
Click on the link below for a coloring book of parish architectural and other details
SFDS Parish Archives
What was our neighborhood like long ago? Click on the link below for a Coloring Book of advertising art from long-lost local businesses from the 1920s editions of the Parish Monthly Bulletin:
SFDS Parish Activities Long Ago
What was parish life like long ago? Click below for coloring pages for DeSales Night parties, roller skating in the parish auditorium, bus trips, the Parish Bookstore, and more.
This 2022 coloring book is based on advertisements from the St. Francis de Sales Parish Monthly Bulletins of the 1940s and 1950s, showing some of the long-lost local businesses that once served our neighborhood! https://sfdshistory.files.wordpress.com/2022/02/saint-francis-de-sales-parish-archives-1940s-and-1950s-ads-2022-1.pdf