FROM OUR EDITORS—May 20, 2018 – Pentecost

Author: Joan McKamey ~ May 13, 2018

Pentecost! What a difference that one day, that single event, made in the life of the Church! Without the Spirit, the apostles would have remained confused and fearful. With the Spirit, they grew in understanding of Jesus’ message and became bold sharers of the Good News. The Holy Spirit’s power can frighten us or embolden us—or both! Much [...]

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Walking Holy Week

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 20, 2018
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The week leading to Easter Sunday marks the holiest week in the Church. From Palm Sunday through the Easter Vigil, Catholics walk a week filled with powerful events and emotions. We witness betrayal and despair. We experience sadness, fear, and hope. To complement your Holy Week lessons, find downloadable activities for your Pflaum Gospel Weeklies […]

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Easter: A Season of Celebration

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 20, 2018
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Whether it’s the eight-day octave that follows our Easter celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus or the full 50 days of the Easter Season that culminate on Pentecost, one thing is sure: Easter doesn’t end on Easter Sunday! Give students a roadmap through the season of Easter and its many, many feast days. Ask your […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—March 18, 2018 – 5th Sunday of Lent

Author: David Dziena ~ March 12, 2018
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John 12:20–33 In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus faces religious leaders who are plotting against him. Many Jews and Greeks in Jerusalem were coming to him, and this fueled anger in Jesus’ opponents. Jesus explains his fate by using the parable of a grain of wheat falling to the ground. Unless it dies, it remains a single […]

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Saint Joseph: Faithful Father and Husband

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 12, 2018
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During each Mass, the priest asks for God’s mercy as he prays these or similar words: “with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and blessed Joseph, her Spouse.” Joseph is the member of the Holy Family we know least about. We know him as a carpenter or skilled laborer. And, from the time he learns […]

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Get Ready for Holy Week

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 12, 2018
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Holy Week begins on Sunday, March 25, with Palm/Passion Sunday. This can be a tough week for children if they don’t understand what’s going on during the “long” Masses and Good Friday service. Help your children prepare for this holiest of weeks in the Church. Start by reviewing the Gospels of Lent, starting with the […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—March 11, 2018 – 4th Sunday of Lent

Author: David Dziena ~ March 6, 2018
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John 3:14–21 This Sunday’s Gospel describes Jesus as the Son God sent into the world to reveal God’s love. Those who believe in Jesus believe in the power of God’s love as the light of their lives—a light that can turn darkness into light and troubles into joys. See The Gospel at Home (English, Spanish) […]

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Springing Ahead

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 6, 2018
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Whether it’s tulip bouquets at the grocery store or patches of green starting to show, we know that spring will be with us soon. Spring officially begins on March 20 (12:15 p.m. Eastern Time, to be exact). The editors of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies have already collected activities for catechists who may be itching to […]

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