FROM OUR EDITORS—March 24, 2019 – 3rd Sunday of Lent

Author: Erika De Urquidi ~ March 18, 2019

Para la versión en español, haga clic aqui. This Monday, March 25, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, when Mary said yes to God and became the Mother of our Savior. The angel of the Lord came to Mary to initiate the dialogue that would change the course of history: “The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of [...]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—April 1 & 8, 2018 – Easter & 2nd Sunday of Easter

Author: David Dziena ~ March 27, 2018
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John 20:1–9 & John 20:19–31 Easter Sunday celebrates the core of the Christian faith—that God raised Jesus from the dead. Jesus promised that all who believe in him will have new life with God. The Gospels for both Sundays that are covered in this lesson tell the story of Easter—first through the eyes of Mary […]

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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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Saint of the Month—George: Saint and Superhero

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 27, 2018
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Have you ever seen a movie that was “based on a true story”? Talking about Saint George is a bit like that. The facts are that George lived in the second century of Christianity and that he was a soldier and became a martyr when he died for his faith in 303. But his real-life […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—March 25, 2018 – Palm/Passion Sunday

Author: David Dziena ~ March 20, 2018
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Mark 11:1–10, Mark 14:1—15:47 Palm Sunday celebrates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and the start of Holy Week. The mysteries of Holy Week are focused on the Sacred Triduum—the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Holy Saturday celebration of the Easter Vigil. This Sunday, we proclaim two Gospels—Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and the […]

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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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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—March 18, 2018 – 5th Sunday of Lent

Author: David Dziena ~ March 12, 2018
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John 12:20–33 In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus faces religious leaders who are plotting against him. Many Jews and Greeks in Jerusalem were coming to him, and this fueled anger in Jesus’ opponents. Jesus explains his fate by using the parable of a grain of wheat falling to the ground. Unless it dies, it remains a single […]

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