FROM OUR EDITORS—May 26, 2019 – 6th Sunday of Easter

Author: Joan McKamey ~ May 21, 2019

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquÍ.  This Friday, May 31st, we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. When Pope Francis meditated on this mystery in 2013, he stated that there are three words that sum up Mary´s attitude: listening, decision, and action. These three words also apply to our lives as disciples of [...]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—May 5, 2019 – 3rd Sunday of Easter

Author: David Dziena ~ April 30, 2019
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Para la versión en español, haga clic aquÍ. John 21:1–14 In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus appears to seven of his disciples at the seashore. They have been fishing without any luck. Jesus points out where to catch some fish, and they catch more than they can handle. When they arrive on shore, Jesus has prepared breakfast […]

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EVANGELIO DOMINICAL—5 de mayo, 2019 – 3.o Domingo de Pascua

Author: David Dziena ~ April 30, 2019
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Para la versión en inglés, haga clic aquÍ. Juan 21, 1–14 En el Evangelio del domingo, Jesús se les apareció a siete de sus discípulos a orillas del lago. Habían estado pescando sin suerte. Jesús señaló dónde podían atrapar peces y pescaron más de lo que podían cargar. Cuando llegaron a la orilla, Jesús les […]

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Saint Damien of Molokai

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 30, 2019
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Saint Damien of Molokai was born Joseph de Veuster in a small town in Belgium. After years of working on his family’s farm, he began to study for the priesthood. He took the name of Damien after a fourth-century physician and martyr. While he was still in the seminary, he volunteered for missionary work. His […]

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A Season of Celebration

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 30, 2019
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Easter Sunday initiates a season of celebration in the Catholic Church. The Feasts of Jesus Crossword begins with the events of Holy Week, through the Sundays of Easter, and the celebrations of the early Church, including Ascension and the feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—May 12, 2019 – 4th Sunday of Easter

Author: David Dziena ~ April 30, 2019
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Para la versión en español, haga clic aquÍ. John 10:27–30 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus portrays himself as the Good Shepherd. This metaphor demonstrates the warm and loving care a shepherd has for the sheep and also shows that it is this warm loving care that Jesus has for us all. The image of the […]

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EVANGELIO DOMINICAL—12 de mayo, 2019 – 4.o Domingo de Pascua

Author: David Dziena ~ April 30, 2019
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Para la versión en inglés, haga clic aquÍ. Juan 10, 27–30 En el Evangelio de este domingo, Jesús se describe a sí mismo como El Buen Pastor. Esta metáfora demuestra el cuidado cálido y amoroso que un pastor pone en las ovejas y también muestra que es este cuidado cálido y amoroso lo que Jesús […]

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Saint Isidore the Farmer (1070–1130)

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 30, 2019
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Two saints who lived in different times and came from different backgrounds share the name Isidore. One, Saint Isidore of Seville, lived around 560–636 and was a bishop credited with having such a vast store of knowledge that today he is considered the patron saint of computers and the internet. But there’s another Isidore, usually […]

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Thanking God for Spring!

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 30, 2019
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The signs of spring can help young children begin to understand some of the mysteries of the Easter season, including death and resurrection. Help Seeds children understand that the seasons are a gift from God, like all of their many blessings. Distribute the Saying Thank You activity, along with crayons or markers, and allow the […]

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