FROM OUR EDITORS—March 17, 2019 – 2nd Sunday of Lent

Author: Joan McKamey ~ March 11, 2019

Para la versión en español, haga clic aqui. Listen to him. In Sunday’s Gospel of the Transfiguration, a voice from the cloud says, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” That doesn’t sound so difficult, but really listening to another—in this case, the Son of God—requires more than our attention. Listening involves making a [...]

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Share, Care, Prepare

Author: Nicholle Check ~ February 20, 2018
195

Even the youngest children can understand that Lent invites us to share, care, and prepare. Each of us is called to share what we have, care for others, and prepare ourselves for Easter through prayer and meaningful sacrifices. Children may think that because they don’t have their own money, they don’t have anything to share. […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—February 18, 2018 – 1st Sunday of Lent

Author: David Dziena ~ February 13, 2018
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  Mark 1:12–15 In the Sunday Gospel, the Holy Spirit leads Jesus into the wilderness for 40 days. The desert is a place of testing, but it is also a place to be close to God. Jesus’ time in the desert calls us to make Lent a season of growth, a season for developing habits […]

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Catholics Don’t Just Give Up

Author: Nicholle Check ~ February 13, 2018
190

For Catholics, our Lenten practices are not just things we “give up.” Our intentions are different from our well-meaning resolutions—those things that many of us resolved to do just seven weeks ago. During Lent, we stop certain habits that may distract us and take on practices to help us walk more closely with Jesus. There […]

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Send Mixed Messages

Author: Nicholle Check ~ February 4, 2018
191

You’ve no doubt discovered that children learn in different ways. Some children light up when you say, “It’s time for a story.” Others want to act things out, discuss, sing, or draw. You’ve probably also learned that a strategy may work well one week, but it doesn’t work every week. You need to mix it […]

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