FROM OUR EDITORS—July 22, 2018 – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Joan McKamey ~ July 15, 2018

Even these “lazy days” of summer can be busy and draining. In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus acknowledges our human need for rest and models both compassion and self-sacrifice. While on a family vacation last week, I got a glimpse of the daily life of my younger sister. As they tended to the needs of their four young sons, she and her husband were [...]

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Stay Connected This Summer

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 22, 2018
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Summer slide can undo some of the good work you and the children accomplish over the school year. If you keep regular communication with your families, you can help boost retention and encourage Mass attendance over the summer months. These resources from Pflaum are free and easy to share with your families: Scripture Younger children […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—May 20, 2018 – Pentecost

Author: Alice Camille ~ May 14, 2018
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John 20:19–23 or John 15:26–27, 16:12–15 “When he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.” You’ve probably heard the story from the desert fathers about the monk who came to his superior for counsel in the holy way. The junior monk described how he kept the rule, prayed, fasted, and […]

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Celebrate Corpus Christi

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 14, 2018
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If you are planning a summer send-off or kick-off event for Summer Bible Camp, you need look no further. The Gospel for All Ages Family Catechesis offers four quarterly event plans, including the latest for the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus. Also known by its Latin name Corpus Christi, this movable feast will […]

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What’s Next?

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 14, 2018
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On Pentecost Sunday, we shift from the Easter season to the birthday of the Church. We begin a season of celebrations in the Catholic Church, from Pentecost on May 20, to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 8. Feasts of Spring reviews each of these spring celebrations and explains their significance. Share it […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—May 13, 2018 – The Ascension of the Lord/7th Sunday of Easter

Author: David Dziena ~ May 13, 2018
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The Ascension of the Lord: Mark 16:15–20 7th Sunday of Easter: John 17:11b–19   In this Sunday’s Gospel for the Ascension of the Lord, Jesus tells his disciples, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” In the Gospel for the 7th Sunday of Easter, we hear the words of Jesus’ […]

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Tests and Assessments

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 8, 2018
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Sunday, May 13 marks the last regular Gospel Weeklies lesson for the 2017–18 catechetical year. The Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Faith Formation Program provides weekly lesson review templates, as well as weekly, unit, and end-of-year assessments. They are available by level to download and print or as interactive PDFs. Each assessment comes with an answer key […]

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Summer Prayer Practice

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 8, 2018
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As you conclude classes this year, make sure your children know that summer break isn’t time off from God! In fact, summer is a great opportunity to slow down and strengthen their relationships with God through better prayer practice. The Gospel Weeklies offer a number of ways to support children’s prayer time this summer. If […]

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