FROM OUR EDITORS—May 20, 2018 – Pentecost

Author: Joan McKamey ~ May 13, 2018

Pentecost! What a difference that one day, that single event, made in the life of the Church! Without the Spirit, the apostles would have remained confused and fearful. With the Spirit, they grew in understanding of Jesus’ message and became bold sharers of the Good News. The Holy Spirit’s power can frighten us or embolden us—or both! Much [...]

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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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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—May 6, 2018 – 6th Sunday of Easter

Author: David Dziena ~ May 1, 2018
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  John 15:9–17 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples, “As the Father loves me, so I also love you.” The Gospel is taken from a long talk Jesus had with his disciples at the Last Supper. He calls them to live on in his love and gives them a great commandment: “Love one […]

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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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Celebrate Mary’s Month

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 1, 2018
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The Church honors Mary, the mother of Jesus, throughout the year; however, May is traditionally celebrated as Mary’s Month in the Church, with special times for prayer, devotion, and feast days. Pope Francis recently added a new Marian feast to the Liturgical calendar. The Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, will […]

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