FROM OUR EDITORS—September 23, 2018 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Joan McKamey ~ September 17, 2018

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí. Welcome to the official start of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies program year! Most Catholic schools and some parish programs started weeks ago. We hope you found our Early Start Lessons helpful! Other parish programs won’t begin for a few weeks yet. The Gospel Weeklies have traditionally started our [...]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—August 26, 2018 – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ August 21, 2018
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John 6:60–69 “Many of his disciples returned to their former way and no longer accompanied him.” –John 6:66 Imagine walking out on Jesus. After a heyday of signs, miracles, and proclamations, something he says is so shocking that you count yourself out. You go home, shake the dust off your sandals, and return to business […]

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Ordinary Time

Author: Nicholle Check ~ August 21, 2018
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Ordinary Time spans 33 Sundays in the Catholic Liturgical Year, however, it may be the season that Catholics know the least about. We know why we celebrate Advent, Lent, Easter, and Christmas but we may just settle back in our pews when the color green comes back to the sanctuary. This activity sheet for Venture […]

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Catholic Vocab Quiz: Part 1

Author: Nicholle Check ~ August 21, 2018
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The more children are familiar with words from the Bible and the Mass, the more confidence they will have to participate in class and during the Liturgy. Every school year, Pflaum offers quarterly quizzes to boost students’ faith vocabulary. You may choose to distribute this downloadable activity sheet as it is or use it to […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—August 19, 2018 – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ August 14, 2018
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John 6:51–58 “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” –John 6:52 Every good writer knows that one way to keep your audience involved in your story is to make them feel just a bit more clued in than the characters they’re following. Viewers know, for example, not to open the vampire’s coffin […]

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What Did You Learn Today?

Author: Nicholle Check ~ August 14, 2018
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Can you imagine taking a test on the homily and readings each week after Mass? The idea of testing children on what they’ve learned in religion class may make catechists similarly uncomfortable; however, assessing what a child learns in faith formation classes is not a test of faith. Pflaum provides a suite of age-appropriate assessment […]

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Family Resources

Author: Nicholle Check ~ August 14, 2018
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Families will gather in Dublin, Ireland, this August 21–26, for the World Meeting of Families. Pope Francis will join the celebration for the Festival of Families on August 25 and will be the main celebrant for the Final Mass on August 26. Since 1994, the Church has hosted international events that honor, support, and encourage […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—August 12, 2018 – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ August 14, 2018
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John 6:41–51 “Whoever eats this bread will live forever.” –John 6:51 Real Presence is what the Church calls the reality of Christ in our Eucharist. This isn’t artificial presence, the sort we give to people we pretend to listen to while our thoughts are light years away. It’s not like the cardboard cutout of Pope […]

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What’s a Holy Day of Obligation?

Author: Nicholle Check ~ August 14, 2018
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On December 8, we celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This week, on August 15, the Catholic Church celebrates the Assumption of Mary. Mary lived free of sin from the moment of her own conception. At the end of her life, God assumed Mary—body and soul—directly into Heaven where she now lives eternally […]

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