FROM OUR EDITORS—January 27, 2019 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Erika De Urquidi ~ January 21, 2019

In this Sunday's Second Reading, Saint Paul reminds us that we are members of the Body of Christ and that even though each member has a different role, all of us are equally important and vital for the body to survive. Pope Francis exhorts us to “remember more often what we are, what the Lord Jesus made of us: we are his body: that body which [...]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—January 27, 2019 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ January 22, 2019
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Luke 1:1–4; 4:14–21 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus says he fulfills the words of the prophet Isaiah. He is chosen to bring good news to the poor, sight to the blind, and freedom to captives. Those who follow Jesus are called to continue his work of mercy, love, and acceptance. Lucas 1, 1–4; 4, 14–21 En […]

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Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Author: Nicholle Check ~ January 22, 2019
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More than 2.3 million students attend Catholic schools in the United States. Founded in 1974, National Catholic Schools Week celebrates the contributions that Catholic education provides to young people as well as to the Church, our communities, and the nation. The event takes place each year starting on the last Sunday in January and going […]

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The Presentation of the Lord

Author: Nicholle Check ~ January 22, 2019
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On Saturday, February 2, the Gospel Reading (Luke 2:22–40) describes Jesus’ presentation in the Temple of Jerusalem as a fulfillment of Jewish law. It marked the end of Mary’s 40-day confinement after giving birth and the Jewish tradition of the redemption of a firstborn son. Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the Temple so that […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—February 3, 2019 – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ January 21, 2019
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Luke 4:21–30 The Gospel for this Sunday is a summary of Luke’s whole Gospel. Jesus tells the Good News of God’s favor and kindness toward all people. But Jesus’ message is rejected because he is just the son of a carpenter. Everyone faces rejection at one time or another. Children can be deeply hurt by […]

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Celebrate the Holy Family

Author: Nicholle Check ~ January 21, 2019
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During February, the Church honors the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Catholics focus on the gifts we can receive from our families—especially love and forgiveness. Encourage your families to pray together this month, so they may build an ongoing practice of regular family prayer. Share The Hail Mary, a coloring and prayer activity […]

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Winter Patron Saints

Author: Nicholle Check ~ January 21, 2019
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On February 3, Catholics celebrate the Feast of Saint Blaise, patron of those suffering from throat ailments. Who is the patron of people with earaches or those with other illnesses? Who is the patron saint of butchers, lawyers, workers, or students? Quiz your children on these Winter Patron Saints, or send this activity home as […]

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