FROM OUR EDITORS — Sunday, December 17 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

Author: Joan McKamey ~ December 4, 2017

Pointing the way to Jesus. That was John the Baptist’s role. He answered clearly and humbly that he was not the Christ and that he was not even worthy to untie Jesus’ sandal strap. John’s clarity about his role can help us reflect on our own. How do we point the way to Jesus? Is the larger part of our motivation for doing good works the [...]

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Sunday’s Gospel – April 2, 2017

Author: Joan McKamey ~ April 2, 2017
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Since the Sunday Gospel is the heart of the Gospel Weeklies, an important part of preparing to share the Gospel with children is to read and reflect on it in advance of your class session. The Gospel at Home and the Gospel for All Ages (see Gathering Rituals / Questions) are resources on our website […]

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Lent for All Ages

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 27, 2017
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Catholics receive ashes and are challenged to “turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.” This Lenten activity for Good News children reviews the ways to keep Lent—through fasting, almsgiving, and prayer. Visions students will expand their knowledge of the season with Analogies For Lent.   Photo credits: Bible and cross: Freedom Studio/Shutterstock.com

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St. Stanislaus of Kraków (1030-1079)

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 27, 2017
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April 11 If you live in a city with many people of Polish heritage, you probably have a church named for St. Stanislaus of Kraków. And one or more families of that community will probably be from Kraków. And one or more families of that community probably have a son named Stanley, the English language […]

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St. Joseph, the Man of Dreams (1st century)

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 27, 2017
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March 19 Most of what we know about St. Joseph comes from the first two chapters of the Gospel of St. Matthew as he describes the birth and infancy of Jesus. As the story begins, Mary is engaged to be married to Joseph, but she has become pregnant (as the angel Gabriel told her at […]

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