FROM OUR EDITORS—June 30, 2019 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Joan McKamey ~ June 24, 2019

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquÍ.  “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.” These words of Jesus from Sunday’s Gospel are ones that I’ve recalled frequently over the years. When planting a garden or a field, we want our rows to be straight. But looking back—with regret [...]

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Holy Week Is Here!

Author: Joan McKamey ~ April 10, 2017
13 Avril 2014 : L'entrée de Jésus à Jérusalem acclamé par une foule de pèlerins portant des palmes. Vitrail du XIXè, oeuvre de l'Atelier LORIN. Egl. Saint Aignan. Chartres (28) France.

April 13th, 2014: The entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Stained glass in Saint Aignan Ch. Chartres (28) FRance.

Holy Week Is Here! From Palm Sunday through Easter Vigil, the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies offers free Holy Week quizzes, puzzles and activities to challenge, review, or introduce your children to the importance of this week in the Church. For older students, Holy Week: Its Special Days and Celebrations reviews the symbols and traditions found only […]

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Sunday’s Gospel – April 9, 2017

Author: Joan McKamey ~ April 9, 2017
13 Avril 2014 : L'entrée de Jésus à Jérusalem acclamé par une foule de pèlerins portant des palmes. Vitrail du XIXè, oeuvre de l'Atelier LORIN. Egl. Saint Aignan. Chartres (28) France.

April 13th, 2014: The entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Stained glass in Saint Aignan Ch. Chartres (28) FRance.

Since the Sunday Gospel is the heart of the Gospel Weeklies, an important part of preparing to share the Gospel with children is to read and reflect on it in advance of your class session. The Gospel at Home and the Gospel for All Ages (see Gathering Rituals / Questions) are resources on our website […]

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Sunday’s Gospel – April 2, 2017

Author: Joan McKamey ~ April 2, 2017
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Since the Sunday Gospel is the heart of the Gospel Weeklies, an important part of preparing to share the Gospel with children is to read and reflect on it in advance of your class session. The Gospel at Home and the Gospel for All Ages (see Gathering Rituals / Questions) are resources on our website […]

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Lent for All Ages

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 27, 2017
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Catholics receive ashes and are challenged to “turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.” This Lenten activity for Good News children reviews the ways to keep Lent—through fasting, almsgiving, and prayer. Visions students will expand their knowledge of the season with Analogies For Lent.   Photo credits: Bible and cross: Freedom Studio/Shutterstock.com

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St. Stanislaus of Kraków (1030-1079)

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 27, 2017
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April 11 If you live in a city with many people of Polish heritage, you probably have a church named for St. Stanislaus of Kraków. And one or more families of that community will probably be from Kraków. And one or more families of that community probably have a son named Stanley, the English language […]

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St. Joseph, the Man of Dreams (1st century)

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 27, 2017
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March 19 Most of what we know about St. Joseph comes from the first two chapters of the Gospel of St. Matthew as he describes the birth and infancy of Jesus. As the story begins, Mary is engaged to be married to Joseph, but she has become pregnant (as the angel Gabriel told her at […]

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