FROM OUR EDITORS—December 9, 2018 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Author: Joan McKamey ~ December 3, 2018

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí.  I am Mexican, so my heart has always had a very special place for Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose feast we celebrate on December 12. Since I was a young girl, I learned to love her and to ask for her intercession, as I always felt she was very close to me. But Our Lady of Guadalupe is not only the Queen [...]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL — November 26, 2017

Author: David Dziena ~ November 14, 2017
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  Matthew 25:31–46 This Sunday, we hear Jesus’ great parable of judgment. The parable clearly states that all will be judged on the Works of Mercy described in it. We are called to build God’s reign on Earth and to share in that reign forever. But to do so, we need to care for the […]

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Thank You, God!

Author: Nicholle Check ~ November 7, 2017
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Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving this year on Thursday, November 23. Gratitude is a constant theme in the life of Catholics—Eucharist is based in words that mean “thanksgiving.” Catechists can emphasize gratitude in the classroom through constant modeling—for example, by noting a child’s selfless help of another student or by encouraging children to offer prayers of praise and […]

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Prayer for Troubled Times (Again)

Author: Joan McKamey ~ November 7, 2017
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We regret the need to run this Blessing in Times of Trouble so often, but the recent natural disasters and horrific human actions in our world give us reason to offer it again. We encourage you to allow the children in your care to express their feelings and concerns about the tragic events that have […]

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World Day of the Poor—Love in Word and Deed

Author: Joan McKamey ~ November 7, 2017
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The tagline for the First World Day of the Poor (November 19) is “Love not in word but in deed.” I think it’s assumed we’re to read it as “Love not only in word but also in deed.” Through the Gospel Weeklies, children learn that Jesus wants us to show our love in both word […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL – November 19, 2017

Author: David Dziena ~ November 7, 2017
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  Matthew 25:14–30 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells a pointed story about three servants. Their master entrusts them with varying amounts of money. Two of the servants double their money, but fear gets in the way of the third servant. All he can do is preserve what he has. The challenge for all of […]

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What Did You Learn Today?

Author: Nicholle Check ~ November 1, 2017
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It’s the question nearly every parent asks at the end of the day: So, what did you learn today? Retention is everything. We want the children to take the information they encounter in class and be able to apply it, make it their own, and even share it with others. Assessments are one way to determine […]

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