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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Video Lesson: Sharing the Catechism

Author: Nicholle Check ~ September 25, 2017
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Each Pflaum Gospel Weeklies lesson includes teaching on a part of the Catechism relevant to the Sunday Gospel. Every child using the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies program receives a copy of the What the Church Believes and Teaches Catechism handbook, which includes age-appropriate teaching on knowing and living the Catholic faith, what Catholics believe, prayer, and […]

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Video Lesson: Pacing and Planning

Author: Nicholle Check ~ September 25, 2017
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This year, the editors of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies wrote enhanced Teaching Guides, available in both English and Spanish. Each weekly lesson includes pacing plans to help catechists and teachers tailor the Weeklies for 60-minute, 90-minute, and five-day religion classes. Editorial director David Dziena explains how to use the new guides in this Teaching Guide […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL – October 8, 2017

Author: David Dziena ~ September 25, 2017
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Matthew 21:33–43 In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus uses another parable set in a vineyard that again represents Israel and its people. The landowner plants the vines and hires tenants to work the vineyard for him. At harvest time, they kill the landowner’s servants in order to keep the crops for themselves. They even kill his son when […]

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A Shepherd Knows His Sheep

Author: Nicholle Check ~ September 20, 2017
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Catholics will gather to celebrate the beatification Mass of the first U.S.-born martyr, Father Stanley Rother, in Oklahoma City this Saturday, September 23. Father Rother lived and worked at the Santiago Atitlan mission in Guatemala for 13 years. Though he himself struggled in Latin classes while at seminary, Rother worked to translate catechetical materials into the native […]

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Saints and Feasts: Saint Francis of Assisi

Author: Nicholle Check ~ September 19, 2017
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The Church celebrates one of the most popular of all saints on October 4—Saint Francis of Assisi. Patron of animals and ecology, Saint Francis is a model of how a flawed person can transform his life. He was born wealthy and privileged, but changed his wasteful ways. He heard—but, at first, misunderstood—God’s call to rebuild […]

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Curriculum Connections

Author: Nicholle Check ~ September 19, 2017
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It’s not too tough to think of ways to apply a Sunday Gospel message to a Language Arts lesson, but making connections to Math and Science can pose more of a challenge. Teachers look for ways to bring multiple subject areas into every lesson—to meet standards, to reinforce learning, and to get the most out […]

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