FROM OUR EDITORS—May 26, 2019 – 6th Sunday of Easter

Author: Joan McKamey ~ May 21, 2019

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquÍ.  This Friday, May 31st, we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. When Pope Francis meditated on this mystery in 2013, he stated that there are three words that sum up Mary´s attitude: listening, decision, and action. These three words also apply to our lives as disciples of [...]

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EVANGELIO DOMINICAL—14 de abril de 2019 – Domingo de Ramos/la Pasión del Señor

Author: David Dziena ~ April 9, 2019
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Para la versión en inglés, haga clic aquÍ. Lucas 19, 28–40; Lucas 22, 14—23, 56 En la Misa de este Domingo de Ramos, el Evangelio es el relato de la Pasión de Cristo según el Evangelio de san Lucas. El Domingo de Ramos con su recreación de la entrada triunfante de Jesús en Jerusalén, es la introducción a los días más […]

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Last Supper Family Prayer Service

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 9, 2019
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On Holy Thursday, Catholics remember the institution of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper. At that sacred meal, Jesus and his friends celebrated Passover. Jesus shared the bread and wine that became his Body and Blood. Explain to the children the highly symbolic parts of the Passover meal, which is known as a seder. […]

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Three Holy Days: The Triduum

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 9, 2019
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Help children understand and participate in the many celebrations of the Triduum—Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. This Visions activity Triduum Days walks through each of these three holiest of days, so the young people can understand the significance of each. In The Triduum activity, Venture students will review the vocabulary of Holy Week […]

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Candles Reveal the Light of the World

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 9, 2019
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After the darkness of Good Friday, the lighting of the new fire at the Easter Vigil is a powerful symbol of Jesus’ Resurrection—our hope in Christ, the Light of the World. Before the end of Lent, take the children to see the Easter candle in the sanctuary. Help them identify the many other places where […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—April 7, 2019 – 5th Sunday of Lent

Author: David Dziena ~ April 2, 2019
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Para la versión en español, haga clic aquÍ. John 8:1–11 In this Sunday’s Gospel, teachers of the Law try to trap Jesus into defending a woman caught in adultery thereby breaking the Law. The crowd was prepared to stone the woman. Jesus foils the attempt by suggesting that anyone without sin can cast the first […]

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EVANGELIO DOMINICAL—7 de abril de 2019 – 5.o Domingo de Cuaresma

Author: David Dziena ~ April 2, 2019
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Para la versión en inglés, haga clic aquÍ. Juan 8.1–11 En el Evangelio de este domingo los maestros de la ley tratan de ponerle una trampa a Jesús al defender a una mujer a quien habían sorprendido en adulterio y así violaba la ley. La multitud estaba lista para apedrear a la mujer. Jesús frustra […]

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