FROM OUR EDITORS—April 29, 2018 – 5th Sunday of Easter

Author: Joan McKamey ~ April 23, 2018

Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). We all want our lives to “bear much fruit.” We like our efforts to be productive. We like to see results! Sometimes, we may fail to acknowledge God’s part in our accomplishments [...]

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St. Stanislaus of Kraków (1030-1079)

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 27, 2017
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April 11 If you live in a city with many people of Polish heritage, you probably have a church named for St. Stanislaus of Kraków. And one or more families of that community will probably be from Kraków. And one or more families of that community probably have a son named Stanley, the English language […]

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St. Joseph, the Man of Dreams (1st century)

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 27, 2017
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March 19 Most of what we know about St. Joseph comes from the first two chapters of the Gospel of St. Matthew as he describes the birth and infancy of Jesus. As the story begins, Mary is engaged to be married to Joseph, but she has become pregnant (as the angel Gabriel told her at […]

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Ready, Set, Lent

Author: Nicholle Check ~ February 28, 2017
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The season of Lent is just one turn of the calendar page away. Ash Wednesday falls on March 1 this year. Now is a good time to plan ahead for how you might observe Lent in your classroom, your home, and your own heart. You’ll have plenty of Lenten symbols and themes worked into your […]

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Peace and Justice in the New Year

Author: Nicholle Check ~ January 1, 2017
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The Gloria opens with the words “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.” These words, drawn from Scripture (see Luke 2:14), echo the longing of our hearts as we celebrate the coming of the Prince of Peace at Christmas and begin a new calendar year. The new […]

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Advent and Christmas … With a Twist

Author: Nicholle Check ~ December 1, 2016
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Traditions are important, especially for children. We’ve found a few fresh takes on some the most popular holiday traditions. These few unexpected projects can help focus your children on the true meaning of Christmas. These ideas put sharing at the center of the season. We also give take a look at how Christians around the […]

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