FROM OUR EDITORS—January 27, 2019 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Erika De Urquidi ~ January 21, 2019

In this Sunday's Second Reading, Saint Paul reminds us that we are members of the Body of Christ and that even though each member has a different role, all of us are equally important and vital for the body to survive. Pope Francis exhorts us to “remember more often what we are, what the Lord Jesus made of us: we are his body: that body which [...]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—November 18, 2018 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ November 13, 2018
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Mark 13:24–32 During the next three Sundays before the end of the Church year, the Gospels tell of Jesus’ Second Coming. Although the readings may be difficult for the younger children, the message is clear—Christ is the culmination of history. Children of all ages understand that events often change their world. The Gospel for this […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—November 11, 2018 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ November 6, 2018
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Mark 12:38–44 This Sunday’s Gospel is a call for us all to share ourselves with others. The widow gives to the Temple two small coins that are significant to her livelihood. Jesus contrasts that with the showy gifts the rich and learned gave to the Temple treasury. They gave something of their great abundance. The […]

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Why Do We Go to Mass?

Author: Nicholle Check ~ November 6, 2018
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Who can participate in the Eucharist? What happens during the consecration? Why do we go to Mass? It’s essential that children understand why Catholics gather to celebrate the Eucharist. It’s especially important for Good News children, many of whom will receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in second or third grade. The Mass Puzzle, […]

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Saints of Charity

Author: Nicholle Check ~ November 6, 2018
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The Church celebrates the feasts of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini on November 13, and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary on November 17. Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, known to many Americans as Mother Cabrini, was at first told that she was too sickly to become a sister. But she persisted. She traveled from her native Italy to […]

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