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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Respect Life Resources

Author: Nicholle Check ~ October 2, 2018
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In October, the Catholic Church focuses its prayer intentions on the issues that concern respect for human life. This year’s theme for Respect Life Month is “Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent.” The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops offers a number of Respect Life resources, including prayers, articles, social media strategies, and posters. Use these […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—September 30, 2018 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ September 25, 2018
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Mark 9:38–43, 45, 47–48 In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that God’s love is not reserved just for them or for any “in” group. Everyone belongs in the embrace of God’s love. Jesus wants his followers to be ready to accept others, work with them, learn from them, and appreciate the gifts they have […]

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New Resources for Home Instruction

Author: Erika De Urquidi ~ September 25, 2018
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Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí. With our Gospel Weeklies program beginning on September 23rd, Pflaum is providing a new resource for families who teach their children at home. We have included free Pacing Guides for parents to help them plan in advance the lessons they will cover with their children. These pacing […]

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Nuevos recursos para la enseñanza en el hogar

Author: Erika De Urquidi ~ September 25, 2018
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Con el programa de Gospel Weeklies dando inicio el 23 de septiembre, Pflaum ofrece un nuevo recurso para las familias que enseñan a sus hijos en casa. Hemos incluidos Planes secuenciales gratuitos y en español para ayudar a los padres a organizar con tiempo las lecciones que abarcarán con sus hijos. Estos Planes secuenciales están […]

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Name That Prayer

Author: Nicholle Check ~ September 25, 2018
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Children will come to class with varying experience with the prayers of the Church, including the Lord’s Prayer, the Hail Mary, the Blessing Before Meals, and the Act of Contrition. The free printable How Well Do You Know Your Prayers? will help identify the prayers that children know well and those that may need some […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—September 23, 2018 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ September 18, 2018
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Mark 9:30–37 This Sunday, Jesus teaches that his highest value is service. He puts his arms around a child to show that welcoming others, even children, is welcoming him. Jesus wants his followers to be warm and welcoming to everyone, no matter who it is, as if that person were Jesus himself. See The Gospel […]

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The Archangels: Leaders, Protectors, Messengers

Author: Nicholle Check ~ September 18, 2018
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On Saturday, September 29, the Church celebrates the Feast of Saints Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel—the three archangels noted by name in the Bible. The prefix arch means “leader” or “chief.” In the Book of Revelation, the archangel Michael leads God’s armies against Satan. Raphael heals Tobit of his blindness and guides his son Tobias safely […]

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