FROM OUR EDITORS—July 21, 2019 – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Erika De Urquidi ~ July 14, 2019

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquÍ.  I can’t believe we are halfway through the summer already! At my house, we started getting back-to-school coupons in the mail and began packing my son’s belongings so he can move away to start college at the end of August. This Sunday’s Gospel, however, makes me think that I still have time to [...]

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Quiz 4: Build Your Family’s Faith Vocabulary

Author: Nicholle Check ~ June 11, 2019
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Many parish programs work to remain connected to their families over the summer. Even a quick email with links to summer prayer activities or saints’ days can be a fun way to stay in touch. Pflaum offers regular family faith vocabulary quizzes throughout the year. Send the spring quiz to your families. It includes extended […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—June 9, 2019 – Pentecost

Author: Alice Camille ~ June 4, 2019
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Para la versión en español, haga clic aquÍ. John 20:19–23 “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” –John 20:21 A lot of “sending” goes on in the story of Jesus. First, Jesus is sent by his Father to become part of the world. Then Jesus sends his disciples […]

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EVANGELIO DOMINICAL—9 de junio, 2019 – Domingo de Pentecostés

Author: Alice Camille ~ June 4, 2019
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Para la versión en inglés, haga clic aquÍ.  Juan 20, 19–23 “La paz sea con vosotros. Como el Padre me envió, también yo os envío’’. –Juan 20, 21 Mucho de “enviar’’ continúa en la histo­ria de Jesús. Primero, Jesús es enviado por su Padre para ser parte del mundo. Luego, Jesús envía a sus discípulos […]

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Summer Saints

Author: Nicholle Check ~ June 4, 2019
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The Church celebrates the exemplary lives of saints throughout the year. During the summer months, remind your children and their families about some of these special people. Summer Saints includes Saint Thomas More (June 22), who lost his life for refusing to recognize King Henry VIII as the head of the Church. June 24 marks […]

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Celebrate the Birth of the Church

Author: Nicholle Check ~ June 4, 2019
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Pentecost is an opportunity to help children and young people understand the role of the Holy Spirit in the Holy Trinity. They are likely to embrace the idea that Pentecost is widely considered to be the birthday of the Christian Church. Ask them why we celebrate birthdays and what traditions they enjoy most. Explain that Catholics traditionally […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—June 2, 2019 – The Ascension of the Lord/7th Sunday of Easter

Author: Alice Camille ~ May 28, 2019
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Para la versión en español, haga clic aquÍ.  The Ascension of the Lord: Luke 24:46–53 7th Sunday of Easter: John 17:20–26 Then Jesus led them out as far as Bethany, raised his hands, and blessed them. – Luke 24:50 Ascension is an important idea in the story of our faith. In the Gospel record, Jesus […]

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