FROM OUR EDITORS—November 18, 2018 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Joan McKamey ~ November 12, 2018

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí. The Sunday before Thanksgiving was designated as World Day of the Poor by Pope Francis, starting in 2017. This is traditionally the date when a collection is taken up to support the efforts of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development helps with community [...]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—November 11, 2018 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ November 6, 2018
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Mark 12:38–44 This Sunday’s Gospel is a call for us all to share ourselves with others. The widow gives to the Temple two small coins that are significant to her livelihood. Jesus contrasts that with the showy gifts the rich and learned gave to the Temple treasury. They gave something of their great abundance. The […]

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Why Do We Go to Mass?

Author: Nicholle Check ~ November 6, 2018
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Who can participate in the Eucharist? What happens during the consecration? Why do we go to Mass? It’s essential that children understand why Catholics gather to celebrate the Eucharist. It’s especially important for Good News children, many of whom will receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in second or third grade. The Mass Puzzle, […]

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Saints of Charity

Author: Nicholle Check ~ November 6, 2018
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The Church celebrates the feasts of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini on November 13, and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary on November 17. Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, known to many Americans as Mother Cabrini, was at first told that she was too sickly to become a sister. But she persisted. She traveled from her native Italy to […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—November 4, 2018 – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ October 30, 2018
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Mark 12:28b–34 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus gives us his New Law: Love God and love your neighbor. This Great Commandment sums up Jesus’ teaching that love is what connects us to God and all other people. It sounds easy, but living the Law of Love takes great effort and prayer. With the help of […]

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Vocations Awareness Week

Author: Joan McKamey ~ October 30, 2018
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November 4–10 is National Vocation Awareness Week in the US. This week brings special focus to the need to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life through prayer and education. The Church encourages us to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. Find general resources […]

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