FROM OUR EDITORS—September 23, 2018 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Joan McKamey ~ September 17, 2018

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí. Welcome to the official start of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies program year! Most Catholic schools and some parish programs started weeks ago. We hope you found our Early Start Lessons helpful! Other parish programs won’t begin for a few weeks yet. The Gospel Weeklies have traditionally started our [...]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—September 16, 2018 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ September 11, 2018
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Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí. Mark 8:27–35 “Along the way, Jesus asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that I am?’” –Mark 8:27 One of my favorite days of the year is this one—Catechetical Sunday. Part of the reason I like it is because I’m a catechist, a teacher of the faith. […]

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EVANGELIO DOMINICAL—16 de septiembre de 2018 – 24.º Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Author: Erika De Urquidi ~ September 11, 2018
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Marcos 8, 27–35 “…y en el camino, Jesús les hizo esta pregunta: ¿Quién dicen los hombres que soy yo?’’. Hoy celebramos uno de mis días favoritos del año: el Domingo Catequético. Parte de la razón por la que me gusta es porque soy catequista, maestra de la fe. También aprecio la oportunidad de celebrar con […]

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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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The Archangels: Leaders, Protectors, Messengers

Author: Nicholle Check ~ September 10, 2018
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On Saturday, September 29, the Church celebrates the Feast of Saints Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel—the three archangels noted by name in the Bible. The prefix arch means “leader” or “chief.” In the Book of Revelation, the archangel Michael leads God’s armies against Satan. Raphael heals Tobit of his blindness and guides his son Tobias safely […]

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Sacramentals

Author: Nicholle Check ~ September 10, 2018
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Lighted candles, crosses, holy water, incense—all these items add to our sense of the sacred. They are called sacramentals. There are three types of sacramentals: prayerful actions or rituals; prayerful blessings; and blessed objects. Send home copies of Sacramentals: The Church’s Gift to Our Spirituality and challenge the children and their families to list the […]

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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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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL— September 9, 2018 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ September 5, 2018
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Mark 7:31–37 “But the more Jesus ordered them not to speak, the more they proclaimed it.” –Mark 7:36 Take a moment to appreciate the irony. First, Jesus heals a man who can’t hear or speak. Then Jesus orders him not to speak, but the fellow doesn’t seem to hear it. He can’t keep his mouth […]

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