Welcome Back: Catechetical Sunday Event

Author: Nicholle Check ~ September 11, 2018
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Once everyone settles into their school routine, gather your families together for a fall harvest event. Pflaum offers the The Gospel for All Ages Family Catechesis, which provides detailed plans for weekly family gatherings for prayer and reflection on the Sunday Gospel, as well as discussion questions for preschool children through adults. The editors have […]

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Lesson Videos

Author: Nicholle Check ~ September 11, 2018
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Each week, the Gospel Weeklies present the Sunday Gospel message in ways that speak to all types of learners—through role-play, related stories and articles, games and activities, and in the stories of saints and other Catholic leaders. The editors also search the internet for related videos that you can view with your students. Usually 3–5 […]

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V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry

Author: Pflaum ~ September 10, 2018
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  The V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry will take place on September 20–23, 2018 in Grapevine, TX. This year, leaders in dioceses, parishes, lay ecclesial movements and other Catholic organizations will get together to discuss the central theme: missionary discipleship. The objective of the V Encuentro is to try to find ways in which […]

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V Encuentro Nacional de Pastoral Hispana/Latina

Author: Pflaum ~ September 10, 2018
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Del 20 al 23 de septiembre se llevará a cabo el V Encuentro Nacional de Pastoral Hispana/Latina en la ciudad de Grapevine, Texas. Este año, líderes de diócesis, parroquias, movimientos laicos eclesiales y otras organizaciones católicas, se reunirán para discutir el tema central, que será el discipulado misionero. El objetivo del V Encuentro es encontrar […]

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Exaltation of the Cross

Author: Nicholle Check ~ September 5, 2018
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What happened to the Cross after Jesus’ Crucifixion? What about the crosses of the two criminals who were crucified with him? No one knows for sure. This free printable—the Exaltation of the Holy Cross—highlights the journey of the Cross of Christ, as well as the history behind the feast day the Church celebrates on Friday, […]

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Off to a Great (Early) Start!

Author: Nicholle Check ~ September 5, 2018
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As a new school year begins, it’s a good opportunity to establish what children may or may not know. In religious education, this means starting with the basics: How familiar are the children with the structure and books of the Bible? Do they know the prayers of the Church—the Lord’s Prayer, the Sign of the […]

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Responding to the Sexual Abuse Crisis

Author: Bayard ~ August 28, 2018
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The past month has been a difficult and sad one for the Church in America and for all Catholics. With the resignation from the College of Cardinals Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and the release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report, our Church finds itself once again embroiled in the horror and tragedy of sexual abuse perpetrated and […]

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Happy Birthday, Mary!

Author: Nicholle Check ~ August 28, 2018
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Nine months ago, Catholics celebrated the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception—that feast day that honors the fact that God freed Mary from the stain of all sin, from her conception through her Assumption. How do we honor Mary on her birthday? Certainly it’s appropriate to remember her by praying one of the many Marian prayers—the […]

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Offer It Up!

Author: Nicholle Check ~ August 28, 2018
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It can be easy to fall into the trap of negativity, looking at the dark, divisive side of things. Share the Offer It Up! activity page to find a way to deal with tough times in our lives. Catholics try to find the meaning in suffering. It’s also why we start the day with a […]

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Ordinary Time

Author: Nicholle Check ~ August 21, 2018
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Ordinary Time spans 33 Sundays in the Catholic Liturgical Year, however, it may be the season that Catholics know the least about. We know why we celebrate Advent, Lent, Easter, and Christmas but we may just settle back in our pews when the color green comes back to the sanctuary. This activity sheet for Venture […]

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