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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Walking Holy Week

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 20, 2018
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The week leading to Easter Sunday marks the holiest week in the Church. From Palm Sunday through the Easter Vigil, Catholics walk a week filled with powerful events and emotions. We witness betrayal and despair. We experience sadness, fear, and hope. To complement your Holy Week lessons, find downloadable activities for your Pflaum Gospel Weeklies […]

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Easter: A Season of Celebration

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 20, 2018
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Whether it’s the eight-day octave that follows our Easter celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus or the full 50 days of the Easter Season that culminate on Pentecost, one thing is sure: Easter doesn’t end on Easter Sunday! Give students a roadmap through the season of Easter and its many, many feast days. Ask your […]

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Saint Joseph: Faithful Father and Husband

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 12, 2018
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During each Mass, the priest asks for God’s mercy as he prays these or similar words: “with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and blessed Joseph, her Spouse.” Joseph is the member of the Holy Family we know least about. We know him as a carpenter or skilled laborer. And, from the time he learns […]

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