FROM OUR EDITORS—October 21, 2018 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Joan McKamey ~ October 9, 2018

Every year in late October, Catholics throughout the world unite to celebrate World Mission Sunday. This year’s date is October 21. The theme is “Through Youth to the World: Voices for Mission.” We are invited to recommit ourselves to our common vocation through Baptism to be missionaries—through prayer, participation in the Eucharist, and by [...]

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A Call for Solidarity: Hurricane Relief Help

Author: Joan McKamey ~ September 7, 2017
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With the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey fresh in all our minds—and all too real for those whose families, homes, businesses, and churches are affected—we watch new storms in the Atlantic with great concern. Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with all those affected by Hurricane Harvey in a message conveyed by the Vatican secretary of […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL – September 10, 2017

Author: Alice Camille ~ September 7, 2017
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Matthew 18:15–20 “Go and tell your brother his fault between you and him alone.” Very few of us enjoy being morality cops, telling our family and friends what they’re doing wrong and how they need to change. For one thing, most of us feel we’re in no position to judge others—which is absolutely true. For […]

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A Call for Solidarity: Hurricane Relief Help

Author: Joan McKamey ~ August 29, 2017
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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) president, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, has called for prayers and solidarity with those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Cardinal DiNardo also called on all people of good will to closely monitor future calls for assistance for victims and survivors in the days ahead. See his full statement here. […]

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What Do They Know?

Author: Nicholle Check ~ August 29, 2017
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Children walk into your classroom with a rich variety of experiences and knowledge. Catechists and teachers need to assess, however, where their students are in terms of core knowledge of important areas of learning about faith, including prayer, sacraments, and Scripture. The Gospel Weeklies offer weekly lesson templates—free, printable lesson reviews for each level—that help […]

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Labor Day Saints

Author: Nicholle Check ~ August 29, 2017
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Saints lived extraordinary, ordinary lives. While they accomplished great things on Earth, most of them also had regular day jobs. They were barbers, accountants, fishermen, doctors. Catholic social teaching emphasizes the rights and dignity of work. In honor of Labor Day in the U.S., have your Venture students complete the Saints and Their Labors free […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL – September 3, 2017

Author: Joan McKamey ~ August 29, 2017

Matthew 16:21–27 “Whoever wishes to come after me must take up his cross and follow me.” It doesn’t take a genius or guru to recognize that life is hard. But it does take a wise person to know the difference between responsibly shouldering your burdens and doing your best to duck out of them. I […]

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Share the Good News

Author: Nicholle Check ~ August 18, 2017
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The Gospel at Home is a free resource from Pflaum that helps you share the Sunday Gospel message with your families. You can link families to a weekly English or Spanish page that offers a brief, age-appropriate description of the Sunday Gospel for each level of the Gospel Weeklies. Each description also offers a brief […]

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On the Same Page

Author: Nicholle Check ~ August 18, 2017
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Every fall, teachers and catechists must determine what their children already know well and what they may need to learn. Depending on the age of your children, they may need a review of how to make the Sign of the Cross or an introduction to the Gospels. It’s important to keep these sessions casual—no child […]

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