FROM OUR EDITORS—November 18, 2018 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Joan McKamey ~ November 12, 2018

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí. The Sunday before Thanksgiving was designated as World Day of the Poor by Pope Francis, starting in 2017. This is traditionally the date when a collection is taken up to support the efforts of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development helps with community [...]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—October 14, 2018 – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ October 9, 2018
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Mark 10:17–30 In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus compares the rich man to an overloaded camel—so weighed down with possessions that it cannot squeeze through a narrow city gate. The rich man sadly walks away when Jesus calls him to shed his possessions and give the money to the poor. The Gospel is a reminder about how […]

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The Path to Sainthood

Author: Nicholle Check ~ October 9, 2018
331

On Sunday, October 14, Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero will be recognized as official saints of the Catholic Church. Pope Francis will preside at their canonization Mass at Saint Peter’s Basilica. The Pope does not “make” them saints. Rather, he will recognize and celebrate what has already been determined by God—that these holy […]

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Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

Author: Nicholle Check ~ October 9, 2018
330

Sometimes you just can’t win. Margaret Mary Alacoque wanted to be a religious sister almost all of her life. When she entered the convent, some of the leaders thought she was showing off because she spent so much time in prayer! But Margaret Mary heard Jesus in her prayers. He shared his sorrow that people […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—October 7, 2018 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ October 2, 2018
328

Mark 10:2–16 In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus teaches us that from the beginning of Creation, God made men and women to join together in love. All of us are social beings who are created for making bonds of love and friendship with one another. Those bonds become inseparable in marriage. This reality underlies the lifelong, faithful […]

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Fall Preschool Activities

Author: Nicholle Check ~ October 2, 2018
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Preschoolers love to share what they know. Let them show you all they have learned about colors by completing A World of Colors, a free activity page available in Spanish and English. Conclude the activity by sharing the prayer of thanks to God for all the beauty of fall. Then invite the children to explore […]

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