FROM OUR EDITORS—March 18, 2018 – 5th Sunday of Lent

Author: Joan McKamey ~ March 12, 2018

Planning ahead? Find resources for March 25th here. With this Sunday’s lesson, we begin Unit 4 of this year’s Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Faith Formation Program. We also move closer to remembering and celebrating the big events of Jesus’ Passion, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension. Together, these events are known as the Paschal Mystery. In [...]


SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—February 25, 2018 – 2nd Sunday of Lent

Author: David Dziena ~ February 20, 2018

Mark 9:2–10 Sunday’s Gospel story of the Transfiguration gives us a glimpse of Jesus’ Risen life after the events of his suffering and Death. This event gives us a vision of Christian living. It gives us a notion of ourselves transformed by the power of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection. Each season of Lent is another […]


Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace

Author: Joan McKamey ~ February 20, 2018

Pope Francis invites us to join him on Friday, February 23 to observe a Day of Prayer and Fasting for peace in war-torn countries, particularly South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Reflecting on the suffering caused by conflict, Pope Francis said, “Our heavenly Father always listens to his children who cry […]


When Tragedy Happens (Again)

Author: Nicholle Check ~ February 20, 2018

After the mass shooting in a high school in Florida last week, we are left asking again: How do we, particularly as Catholics, respond to tragedy? And how do we help children deal with the feelings they may have—fear, anger, or sadness? In “Peace in Hard Times: A lesson for families,” CATECHIST’s Susie Lloyd writes, […]


Share, Care, Prepare

Author: Nicholle Check ~ February 20, 2018

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. […]


Lessons for RCIA Scrutinies

Author: Joan McKamey ~ February 20, 2018

Lent is an ideal time for reflecting on the meaning of our baptism and how well we are following Christ with our lives. In many of our parishes, we have adults (and often children of catechetical age) who are preparing to be initiated into the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the […]


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

Author: David Dziena ~ February 13, 2018

  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 […]




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

Saint Joseph: Faithful Father and Husband

Get Ready for Holy Week

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