FROM OUR EDITORS—April 21 & 28, 2019 – Easter & 2nd Sunday of Easter

Author: Erika De Urquidi ~ April 15, 2019

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquÍ.  When I worked as a fourth-grade teacher at a Catholic school in Monterrey, Mexico, I was talking to my class about the importance of Easter for all Christians. I was explaining that thanks to Jesus’ Death and Resurrection, we can go to Heaven one day and live with him forever. My eight- and [...]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—April 21 & 28, 2019 – Easter & 2nd Sunday of Easter

Author: David Dziena ~ April 16, 2019
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Para la versión en español, haga clic aquÍ.  John 20:1–9 and John 20:19–31 Easter celebrates Jesus’ Resurrection. This is the very heart of the Christian faith: that God raised Jesus, who was crucified, from the dead. The promise of Jesus is that all who believe in him will be raised up to new life with […]

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EVANGELIO DOMINICAL—21 y 28 de abril, 2019 – Pascua y 2.o Domingo de Pascua

Author: David Dziena ~ April 16, 2019
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Para la versión en inglés, haga clic aquÍ. Juan 20, 1–9 and Juan 20, 19–31 La Pascua celebra la resurrección de Jesús que es la esencia de la fe cristiana: Dios resucitó a Jesús de entre los muertos, después de haber sido crucificado. La promesa de Jesús es que todos los que creen en Él […]

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Pope St. John Paul II’s Prayer to Notre-Dame of Paris

Author: Pflaum ~ April 16, 2019
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Please join us in praying for all those troubled by the devastating fire in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. We raise our prayers to Our Lady (Notre Dame) for recovery of this treasure of a church that helps us raise our minds and hearts to God. When Pope John Paul II came to […]

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Divine Mercy Sunday

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 16, 2019
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Pope John Paul II wrote and spoke extensively about God’s divine mercy. His devotion to divine mercy began when he was growing up in Poland during World War II. He saw Jewish friends rounded up and sent to concentration camps where they were eventually killed. He clearly knew the need for God’s mercy and for […]

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Fifty Days of Easter Joy

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 16, 2019
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The major events in the Church Year—the Incarnation, which we celebrate at Christmas, and the Resurrection, which we celebrate at Easter—are so important that they are not celebrated for just one day. Explain to the children that Easter is a fifty-day season, stretching from Easter Sunday until Pentecost, which is often referred to as the […]

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Saint Philip, the Apostle (1st Century)

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 16, 2019
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Saint Philip was born in Bethsaida in Galilee, the hometown of Peter and Andrew. A disciple of John the Baptist, Philip was a quiet and humble man. He may have been with John the Baptist when John called Jesus “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). Jesus called […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—May 5, 2019 – 3rd Sunday of Easter

Author: David Dziena ~ April 16, 2019
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Para la versión en español, haga clic aquÍ. John 21:1–14 In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus appears to seven of his disciples at the seashore. They have been fishing without any luck. Jesus points out where to catch some fish, and they catch more than they can handle. When they arrive on shore, Jesus has prepared breakfast […]

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EVANGELIO DOMINICAL—5 de mayo, 2019 – 3.o Domingo de Pascua

Author: David Dziena ~ April 16, 2019
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Para la versión en inglés, haga clic aquÍ. Juan 21, 1–14 En el Evangelio del domingo, Jesús se les apareció a siete de sus discípulos a orillas del lago. Habían estado pescando sin suerte. Jesús señaló dónde podían atrapar peces y pescaron más de lo que podían cargar. Cuando llegaron a la orilla, Jesús les […]

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Saint Damien of Molokai

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 16, 2019
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Saint Damien of Molokai was born Joseph de Veuster in a small town in Belgium. After years of working on his family’s farm, he began to study for the priesthood. He took the name of Damien after a fourth-century physician and martyr. While he was still in the seminary, he volunteered for missionary work. His […]

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A Season of Celebration

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 16, 2019
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Easter Sunday initiates a season of celebration in the Catholic Church. The Feasts of Jesus Crossword begins with the events of Holy Week, through the Sundays of Easter, and the celebrations of the early Church, including Ascension and the feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. […]

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