FROM OUR EDITORS—September 23, 2018 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Joan McKamey ~ September 17, 2018

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí. Welcome to the official start of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies program year! Most Catholic schools and some parish programs started weeks ago. We hope you found our Early Start Lessons helpful! Other parish programs won’t begin for a few weeks yet. The Gospel Weeklies have traditionally started our [...]


Family Prayer for New School Year

Author: Nicholle Check ~ August 14, 2018

  Fresh haircut and new shoes? Check. Backpacks and lunches? Check. In the flurry of getting ready for back to school, don’t forget to take a moment to center your family in prayer. Many families have back-to-school rituals, whether a blessing said at the door or an end-of-summer feast. This Celebration of School and Learning may […]


SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—August 5, 2018 – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ July 31, 2018

John 6:24–35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life.” –John 6:35 We perceive a pattern developing. Free food isn’t quite free, even when manna rains down from heaven for all takers as occurs in the First Reading this Sunday. Faith isn’t free either, when professing a creed winds up demanding your life […]


You Can Do It!

Author: Nicholle Check ~ July 31, 2018

What helpful words can you offer a new catechist who may be doubting his or her abilities? Catechist and author Carole M. Eipers, DMin, offers encouragement to the new volunteer who may be saying “I’m too young” or “I’m too old.” This reluctance to take on the important task of sharing the Good News of […]


Projects for the New Year

Author: Nicholle Check ~ July 31, 2018

Summer is an ideal time to brainstorm new project ideas for the upcoming school year. It’s also a good time to review that “great ideas” email folder you’ve stuffed with inspiration you didn’t have time to consider during the flurry of last year! The editors of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies looked in their idea files […]


SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—July 29, 2018 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ July 23, 2018

John 6:1–15 “Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted.” –John 6:12 There are always fragments left over. No matter how scarce resources seem, there are bottles and pages to be recycled, plastic bags to be returned to the supermarket. There are clothes in our closets we never wear, books we won’t […]


Come Together: Family Catechesis

Author: Nicholle Check ~ July 22, 2018

Bring families together to explore the Sunday Gospel! Every week, The Gospel for All Ages Family Catechesis offers Gospel-related questions for all ages, from preschool through adult. It centers on a familywide presentation of the Gospel for that Sunday, with recommended music, prayers, and activities that all ages can understand. It also provides opportunities for […]


Early Start Lessons

Author: Nicholle Check ~ July 22, 2018

Lessons for the 2018‒19 Pflaum Gospel Weeklies begin Sunday, September 23, the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. If your classes begin before that date, Pflaum provides three Early Start Lessons for Seeds, Promise, Good News, Venture, and Visions. These lessons are available online and can be easily downloaded and printed. Each includes a lesson plan […]




Name That Prayer

Nuevos recursos para la enseñanza en el hogar

New Resources for Home Instruction

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