FROM OUR EDITORS—May 26, 2019 – 6th Sunday of Easter

Author: Joan McKamey ~ May 21, 2019

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquÍ.  This Friday, May 31st, we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. When Pope Francis meditated on this mystery in 2013, he stated that there are three words that sum up Mary´s attitude: listening, decision, and action. These three words also apply to our lives as disciples of [...]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—March 24, 2019 – 3rd Sunday of Lent

Author: David Dziena ~ March 19, 2019
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Luke 13:1–9 When people told Jesus about a group of Galileans killed by Pilate, he told the people that unless they repent, they will all likewise perish. To help them understand, he tells them a parable about giving a fig tree more time to grow fruit. If not, the tree would be cut down. Jesus […]

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How’s Your Lent Going?

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 19, 2019
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Most catechists begin each class with a gathering prayer and welcome. During Lent, you may want to add a brief check-in period to see how the children are doing—with school, friends, and their Lenten practices. Encourage the children to review their progress. Give them some time to reflect on the following: Are they spending more […]

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Let’s Learn About Lent

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 19, 2019
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Take a minute to look at Lent through the eyes of a child. First, Lent feels long. Forty days whip by quickly for adults, but it is a long stretch of time for a child. Second, Lent can feel a little unfair. Children may be frustrated about why they are giving up favorite things. Let’s […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—March 17, 2019 – 2nd Sunday of Lent

Author: David Dziena ~ March 12, 2019
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Luke 9:28b–36 Jesus journeys to a mountain with Peter, James, and John in this Sunday’s Gospel. While praying, Jesus becomes transfigured. His glory shows through as the ancient Israelite leaders Moses and Elijah speak with him. Then the voice of God tells the Apostles that Jesus is his Son. “Listen to him.” Lucas 9.28b–36 Jesús […]

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Watch Now: Gospel Weeklies Unit 4 Webinar

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 12, 2019
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©             How can I make time to read the story aloud when I have only a 45-minute class? How do I pace activities for kids who often finish before the rest of the class? Cutting activities are always a challenge—help! The editors of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies have gathered […]

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Planning Ahead: Late Close Lessons

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 12, 2019
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Lessons for the 2018–19 Pflaum Gospel Weeklies end this year on the Fourth Sunday of Easter. If your classes meet beyond May 12, you may choose to use any the Late Close lessons available online for Seeds, Promise, Good News, Venture, and Visions. At each level, the lessons cover the same topics—Creation, Ascension, Pentecost, and […]

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