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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Lent for All Ages

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 27, 2017
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Catholics receive ashes and are challenged to “turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.” This Lenten activity for Good News children reviews the ways to keep Lent—through fasting, almsgiving, and prayer. Visions students will expand their knowledge of the season with Analogies For Lent.   Photo credits: Bible and cross: Freedom Studio/Shutterstock.com

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St. Stanislaus of Kraków (1030-1079)

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 27, 2017
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April 11 If you live in a city with many people of Polish heritage, you probably have a church named for St. Stanislaus of Kraków. And one or more families of that community will probably be from Kraków. And one or more families of that community probably have a son named Stanley, the English language […]

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St. Joseph, the Man of Dreams (1st century)

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 27, 2017
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March 19 Most of what we know about St. Joseph comes from the first two chapters of the Gospel of St. Matthew as he describes the birth and infancy of Jesus. As the story begins, Mary is engaged to be married to Joseph, but she has become pregnant (as the angel Gabriel told her at […]

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Ready, Set, Lent

Author: Nicholle Check ~ February 28, 2017
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The season of Lent is just one turn of the calendar page away. Ash Wednesday falls on March 1 this year. Now is a good time to plan ahead for how you might observe Lent in your classroom, your home, and your own heart. You’ll have plenty of Lenten symbols and themes worked into your […]

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Peace and Justice in the New Year

Author: Nicholle Check ~ January 1, 2017
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The Gloria opens with the words “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.” These words, drawn from Scripture (see Luke 2:14), echo the longing of our hearts as we celebrate the coming of the Prince of Peace at Christmas and begin a new calendar year. The new […]

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Advent and Christmas … With a Twist

Author: Nicholle Check ~ December 1, 2016
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Traditions are important, especially for children. We’ve found a few fresh takes on some the most popular holiday traditions. These few unexpected projects can help focus your children on the true meaning of Christmas. These ideas put sharing at the center of the season. We also give take a look at how Christians around the […]

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