FROM OUR EDITORS—March 17, 2019 – 2nd Sunday of Lent

Author: Joan McKamey ~ March 11, 2019

Para la versión en español, haga clic aqui. Listen to him. In Sunday’s Gospel of the Transfiguration, a voice from the cloud says, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” That doesn’t sound so difficult, but really listening to another—in this case, the Son of God—requires more than our attention. Listening involves making a [...]

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Do You Need a Do-Over?

Author: Nicholle Check ~ February 12, 2019
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Did you know that only 8 percent of New Year’s resolutions are kept—and that most fade away by mid-January? (January 12 has become known as Quitter’s Day.) But don’t despair: if you resolved to spend more time in prayer or Bible study in 2019, there is no time like right now to recommit yourself to these […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—February 10, 2019 – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ February 5, 2019
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Luke 5:1–11 Luke’s telling of the call of the disciples focuses on Simon Peter. Jesus tells Peter to cast his net for a catch even though Peter has fished all night without catching a single fish. He does what Jesus suggests and has a tremendous catch. The great catch of fish reminds Peter of his […]

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Valentine’s Day Activities

Author: Nicholle Check ~ February 5, 2019
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What could be better than to celebrate love? Children can express the secure feeling of being loved and the joy of sharing that love with family and friends. It’s not a big leap for them to understand the Law of Love—loving God with their hearts, minds, and souls, and loving their neighbor as they love […]

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World Day of the Sick

Author: Nicholle Check ~ February 5, 2019
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Ask a child to share a prayer of petition and it’s likely that they will pray for a friend, relative, or pet who is sick. Each year on February 11, the Church remembers in a special way those people suffering from illness and disease. On the World Day of the Sick, Catholics are encouraged to […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—February 3, 2019 – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ January 29, 2019
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Luke 4:21–30 The Gospel for this Sunday is a summary of Luke’s whole Gospel. Jesus tells the Good News of God’s favor and kindness toward all people. But Jesus’ message is rejected because he is just the son of a carpenter. Everyone faces rejection at one time or another. Children can be deeply hurt by […]

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Celebrate the Holy Family

Author: Nicholle Check ~ January 29, 2019
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During February, the Church honors the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Catholics focus on the gifts we can receive from our families—especially love and forgiveness. Encourage your families to pray together this month, so they may build an ongoing practice of regular family prayer. Share The Hail Mary, a coloring and prayer activity […]

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Winter Patron Saints

Author: Nicholle Check ~ January 29, 2019
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On February 3, Catholics celebrate the Feast of Saint Blaise, patron of those suffering from throat ailments. Who is the patron of people with earaches or those with other illnesses? Who is the patron saint of butchers, lawyers, workers, or students? Quiz your children on these Winter Patron Saints or send this activity home as […]

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