FROM THE PGW EDITORS—GROW for Sunday, May 28 Ascension of the Lord

Author: Joan McKamey ~ May 22, 2017

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations…teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” is Jesus’ command to his disciples in this Sunday’s Gospel. This is our calling as Christians and as catechists. [...]

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Free Summer Activities

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 22, 2017
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It’s not officially summer for another month, but tell that to your students! Spring and summer activity sheets are available on gospelweeklies.com to use in class or to send home to prevent summer slide. (You can even go back and review pages from earlier in the school year.) Learn about spring and summer saints as […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL May 28, 2017 • Ascension of the Lord

Author: Alice Camille ~ May 22, 2017
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Ascension: Matthew 28:16–20; Seventh Sunday of Easter, The Prayer of Jesus: John 17:1–11a “Listening is never easy. Many times it is easier to play deaf. Listening means paying attention, wanting to understand, to value, to respect, and to ponder what the other person says. It involves a sort of martyrdom or self-sacrifice.” So declared Pope […]

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Late Close Lessons

Author: Joan McKamey ~ May 16, 2017
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The program and school year are quickly coming to a close. For those that need additional lessons, we offer four free Late Close Lessons (Celebrate Creation, Exploring Parables, Celebrate Ascension, Celebrate Pentecost) to extend your Gospel Weeklies year. Find them here: Seeds, Promise, Good News, Venture, Visions.   Photo credit: Karynav/Shutterstock.com

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Holy Days: Why We Have to Go

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 15, 2017
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A wise woman once referred to Holy Days of Obligation as “holy days of opportunity.” Ever wonder why the Church compels Catholics to attend Mass on these special days? Did you know that the United States celebrates a different list of holy days than the rest of the world Church, and that certain U.S. dioceses […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL May 21, 2017 Sixth Sunday of Easter

Author: Alice Camille ~ May 15, 2017
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Last Supper Discourse: John 14:15–21 Jesus does not abandon his Church. There is “no child left behind” in his politics. Yet Christian representatives—parents, teachers, preachers, even bishops—may choose to speak as if some children of God are more beloved than others or that some children might even be shunned by their Father. It’s vital to […]

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A Special Gift

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 8, 2017
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The practice of giving someone a spiritual bouquet—a card in which you list prayers and devotions you will say in honor of the receiver—is a thoughtful gift for any occasion (especially Mother’s Day!). For all the celebrations in May—Mary’s month in the Church—consider giving a gift that combines a spiritual bouquet with a floral one. […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL May 14, 2017 • Fifth Sunday of Easter

Author: Alice Camille ~ May 8, 2017
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 The Way, the Truth, the Life: John 14:1–12 I like Thomas because he often gives voice to the very objection I have in mind. Jesus is on his way out the door of his incarnate life and, before it swings shut, he tells the disciples they’ll know how to follow when the time comes. This […]

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