FROM OUR EDITORS—July 21, 2019 – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Erika De Urquidi ~ July 14, 2019

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquÍ.  I can’t believe we are halfway through the summer already! At my house, we started getting back-to-school coupons in the mail and began packing my son’s belongings so he can move away to start college at the end of August. This Sunday’s Gospel, however, makes me think that I still have time to [...]


Sunday’s Gospel – April 2, 2017

Author: Joan McKamey ~ April 2, 2017

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 […]


Lent for All Ages

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 27, 2017

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/


St. Stanislaus of Kraków (1030-1079)

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 27, 2017

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 […]


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

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 27, 2017

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 […]


Ready, Set, Lent

Author: Nicholle Check ~ February 28, 2017

The season of Lent is just one turn of the calendar page away. Ash Wednesday falls on March 1 this year. Now is a good time to plan ahead for how you might observe Lent in your classroom, your home, and your own heart. You’ll have plenty of Lenten symbols and themes worked into your […]


Peace and Justice in the New Year

Author: Nicholle Check ~ January 1, 2017

The Gloria opens with the words “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.” These words, drawn from Scripture (see Luke 2:14), echo the longing of our hearts as we celebrate the coming of the Prince of Peace at Christmas and begin a new calendar year. The new […]


Advent and Christmas … With a Twist

Author: Nicholle Check ~ December 1, 2016

Traditions are important, especially for children. We’ve found a few fresh takes on some the most popular holiday traditions. These few unexpected projects can help focus your children on the true meaning of Christmas. These ideas put sharing at the center of the season. We also give take a look at how Christians around the […]




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