FROM OUR EDITORS—June 30, 2019 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Joan McKamey ~ June 24, 2019

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquÍ.  “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.” These words of Jesus from Sunday’s Gospel are ones that I’ve recalled frequently over the years. When planting a garden or a field, we want our rows to be straight. But looking back—with regret [...]

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Catholic Resources

Author: Nicholle Check ~ October 17, 2017
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Catechists often seek sources to improve their own knowledge of the Catholic faith and its culture and history. Along with the seasonal activity pages, Pflaum offers four sets of Catholic Resource pages throughout the catechetical year. Use them to boost your understanding of Catholic saints, feasts, prayers, and vocabulary. You may also wish to share […]

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Attention All Early Birds!

Author: Nicholle Check ~ October 17, 2017
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Don’t blink: the calendar flips to November in just two weeks, and Advent begins on December 3. We know that some of you like to get a jump on planning your Advent and Christmas activities. Free Holiday activity pages are now available for all levels. Don’t worry though: While the editors want to help you […]

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500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Author: Joan McKamey ~ October 17, 2017
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Martin Luther, a Catholic monk, didn’t set out to break from the Church. Yet his expression of concerns about the selling of indulgences was the spark that ignited the Protestant Reformation. Pope Francis has said, “The intention of Martin Luther 500 years ago was to renew the Church, not divide her.” This is a reminder […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL – October 29, 2017

Author: David Dziena ~ October 17, 2017
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Matthew 22:34–40 In this Sunday’s Gospel, the Pharisees are again trying to test Jesus. They were well aware that there are many laws in the first five books of the Bible—the books the Jews call the Torah, or the Law. The Pharisees asked Jesus which law was the greatest. Jesus answered at once: To love […]

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Planning Ahead: All Saints’ Day

Author: Nicholle Check ~ October 11, 2017
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After the flurry of the first few weeks of class, you may be looking ahead to the Church holidays on the horizon. The Church will celebrate All Saints’ Day on Wednesday, November 1. Pflaum provides free activity pages for All Saints’ Day that are geared for every age. Seeds children will see that saints, like […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL – October 22, 2017

Author: David Dziena ~ October 11, 2017
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Matthew 22:15–21 Nobody likes to pay taxes. That was as true for people in Jesus’ time as it is today. The Pharisees tried to get Jesus to take sides about the taxes the Jews paid to the Romans who occupied their land. Jesus asked to see the coin used to pay taxes, and someone in […]

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