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 [...]


SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—July 22, 2018 – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ July 16, 2018

Mark 6:30–34 “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” –Mark 6:31 Jesus did it all the time, according to the Gospels. He followed a full day of labor for the sake of the Kingdom with getaway time in the wilderness, up a mountain, on the water, or at the home […]


Inspiration for Catechists

Author: Nicholle Check ~ July 16, 2018

Whether you are a longtime catechist or an eager first-timer, all catechists can benefit from the experience of other seasoned teachers and catechetical leaders. Every year, Catechist magazine sponsors the Catechist Honors program. This year’s finalists offer classroom tips and spiritual resources that inspire them as they share their Catholic faith with children and adults. […]


Catechists as Disciples

Author: Nicholle Check ~ July 16, 2018

As you prepare for fall catechist training, prayerfully consider Matthew 28:19: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” How might our approach to catechist formation change when we regard catechists as disciples? In “Three Steps Toward Catechist Formation,” James Blankenship shares his takeaways from Sherry Weddell’s Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and […]


SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—July 15, 2018 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ July 10, 2018

Mark 6:7–13 “Whatever place does not welcome you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet.” –Mark 6:11 Even when you bring good news, some people don’t want it. A local school district decided to offer a cafeteria lunch that was healthy and free of processed foods. Kids threw it out by the trayful […]


Ready, Set, Plan

Author: Nicholle Check ~ July 10, 2018

Are you planning your 2018–19 calendar or prepping a summer catechist training? Good news: the Teaching Guides for the first eight lessons of the 2018–19 school year, from September 23 through November 11, are now available online. The guides are set up to be viewed or downloaded for easy printing. All five levels of the […]


Welcome, Families!

Author: Nicholle Check ~ July 10, 2018

As you plan for the upcoming year, you may be asking: How do we get families more involved in our faith formation programs? How do we engage the families who are already attending? Serving the needs of families is a constant goal of parishes and the Church worldwide. Many parishes have great programs and communication plans […]


SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—July 8, 2018 – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ July 4, 2018

Mark 6:1–6 “He was amazed at their lack of faith.” -Mark 6:6 Who wouldn’t cooperate with a miracle if it came their way? Many of us, in fact. Me, for one. Three decades ago, I had chronic pain in my wrist from an early shattering of the bone. Someone asked if I wanted to be […]


Saint Resources: The Week of July 8–14

Author: Nicholle Check ~ July 4, 2018

Summer is an ideal time to get caught up on books you’ve meant to read, to-do lists you’ve meant to complete, and Pinterest projects you’ve pinned. It’s also a good time to immerse yourself in the summer season of the Church, especially its many, many saint days. The following resources will give you a little […]




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