Celebrate Corpus Christi

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 14, 2018
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If you are planning a summer send-off or kick-off event for Summer Bible Camp, you need look no further. The Gospel for All Ages Family Catechesis offers four quarterly event plans, including the latest for the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus. Also known by its Latin name Corpus Christi, this movable feast will […]

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What’s Next?

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 14, 2018
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On Pentecost Sunday, we shift from the Easter season to the birthday of the Church. We begin a season of celebrations in the Catholic Church, from Pentecost on May 20, to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 8. Feasts of Spring reviews each of these spring celebrations and explains their significance. Share it […]

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Tests and Assessments

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 8, 2018
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Sunday, May 13 marks the last regular Gospel Weeklies lesson for the 2017–18 catechetical year. The Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Faith Formation Program provides weekly lesson review templates, as well as weekly, unit, and end-of-year assessments. They are available by level to download and print or as interactive PDFs. Each assessment comes with an answer key […]

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Summer Prayer Practice

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 8, 2018
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As you conclude classes this year, make sure your children know that summer break isn’t time off from God! In fact, summer is a great opportunity to slow down and strengthen their relationships with God through better prayer practice. The Gospel Weeklies offer a number of ways to support children’s prayer time this summer. If […]

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Resources for Ascension and Pentecost

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 1, 2018
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The Easter season is coming to its culmination on the Ascension of the Lord (May 10/May 13) and Pentecost (May 20). May 13 is the last lesson of the 2017–18 year of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies. If your classes continue beyond that Sunday, there are free Late Close Lessons at each level that include a […]

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Pray for Vocations

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 16, 2018
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Sunday, April 22, the 4th Sunday of Easter, is also known as Good Shepherd Sunday. Like Jesus, our Good Shepherd, faithful leaders know their flocks by name, protect and guide them, and may even be called to lay down their lives for them. April 22 also marks the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Today, […]

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Gather All Together

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 16, 2018
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The Gospel for All Ages Family Catechesis offers weekly plans and Gospel-related questions for intergenerational formation. These gathering plans allow the children who use the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies to share what they are learning in their lessons with the large group. The Gospel for All Ages also offers plans for seasonal gatherings, including a fall […]

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The Spring Feasts: Don’t Blink!

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 10, 2018
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You know the saying, “Blink and you’ll miss it”? Our Spring liturgical calendar can feel a bit like that. From Easter Sunday on April 1 through the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 8, the Church marks an important feast day nearly every week. Feasts of Spring will help your children understand the significance […]

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Late Close Lessons

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 10, 2018
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If your class meets later than the Ascension of the Lord on May 13, Pflaum offers three late close lessons for each level. The lessons are not based on a Sunday Gospel, so they may be used any week. Three lessons are available for each level—Celebrating Creation, Exploring Parables, and Celebrating Pentecost. Each lesson includes […]

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The Alleluias Are Back!

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 27, 2018
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Easter brings a change of color (white) and the return of the “Alleluias” at Mass. Did you notice that the Alleluias were gone during Lent? The word Alleluia comes from the Hebrew for “praise the Lord.” It is a joyous announcement of the Kingdom of Heaven, which we celebrate during Mass. During Lent, we are […]

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