FROM OUR EDITORS—August 19, 2018 – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Joan McKamey ~ August 14, 2018

After Mass one recent Sunday, a Baptist who sometimes sings with our parish choir said, “There are no denominations in Heaven.” I expect he’s correct. The Catholic friend who had invited him to sing with our choir pointed to the tabernacle and said, “Yes, but we have Jesus.” We have Jesus—his body, blood, soul, and divinity—in the [...]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL – June 18, 2017

Author: Alice Camille ~ June 12, 2017
Sunday gospel I am the living bread that came down from heaven

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven.” John 6:51–58 Jesus is our food. Whatever emptiness may be felt in our lives, he alone can fill it. If a vacuum exists anywhere in need of justice, peace, charity, compassion, understanding, forgiveness, or simple respect, Jesus is the missing element. The living bread from […]

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Not-Quite-Summer Activities

Author: Nicholle Check ~ June 5, 2017
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On nearly every Sunday in June, the Church celebrates a special feast day. This Sunday, June 11, is Most Holy Trinity Sunday, which celebrates that there are Three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—in one God. If you communicate with your families over the summer, send them Feasts of Spring which explains each feast. Ask them: Why […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL – June 11, 2017

Author: Alice Camille ~ June 5, 2017
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God sent his Son that the world might be saved through him. John 3:16–18 I’m not sure how old I was, or how long I gazed up at crucifixes before the thought occurred to me. If God is so invested in roasting sinners in just retribution, as I often heard from religious people when I […]

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A Great Event!

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 31, 2017
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Pentecost is widely considered the birthday of the Christian Church. It commemorates when the disciples were commissioned by the Holy Spirit and then dispersed to the far reaches of the known world—on fire to proclaim the Good News. Help your Vision students review the details of this great Church event with this printable word puzzle. […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL – June 4, 2017 Pentecost Sunday

Author: Alice Camille ~ May 31, 2017
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Appearance to the Disciples: John 20:19–23 Jesus chooses to reveal his Resurrection to the disciples as a group. We know from next week’s story that Thomas wasn’t there, and Jesus doesn’t show himself to Thomas until he returns to the group. This is significant. When it comes to revelation, the group is where it’s at. […]

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Free Summer Activities

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 22, 2017
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It’s not officially summer for another month, but tell that to your students! Spring and summer activity sheets are available on gospelweeklies.com to use in class or to send home to prevent summer slide. (You can even go back and review pages from earlier in the school year.) Learn about spring and summer saints as […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL May 28, 2017 • Ascension of the Lord

Author: Alice Camille ~ May 22, 2017

Ascension: Matthew 28:16–20; Seventh Sunday of Easter, The Prayer of Jesus: John 17:1–11a “Listening is never easy. Many times it is easier to play deaf. Listening means paying attention, wanting to understand, to value, to respect, and to ponder what the other person says. It involves a sort of martyrdom or self-sacrifice.” So declared Pope […]

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