FROM OUR EDITORS—July 22, 2018 – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Joan McKamey ~ July 15, 2018

Even these “lazy days” of summer can be busy and draining. In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus acknowledges our human need for rest and models both compassion and self-sacrifice. While on a family vacation last week, I got a glimpse of the daily life of my younger sister. As they tended to the needs of their four young sons, she and her husband were [...]


SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—April 22, 2018 – 4th Sunday of Easter

Author: David Dziena ~ April 16, 2018

John 10:11–18 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus compares himself to a good shepherd who knows and cares for his sheep. This image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd is one of the oldest images of Jesus in Christian art. The Good Shepherd cares for the world and demonstrates how everyone can care for the earth […]


Pray for Vocations

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 16, 2018

Sunday, April 22, the 4th Sunday of Easter, is also known as Good Shepherd Sunday. Like Jesus, our Good Shepherd, faithful leaders know their flocks by name, protect and guide them, and may even be called to lay down their lives for them. April 22 also marks the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Today, […]


Gather All Together

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 16, 2018

The Gospel for All Ages Family Catechesis offers weekly plans and Gospel-related questions for intergenerational formation. These gathering plans allow the children who use the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies to share what they are learning in their lessons with the large group. The Gospel for All Ages also offers plans for seasonal gatherings, including a fall […]


SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—April 15, 2018 – 3rd Sunday of Easter

Author: David Dziena ~ April 10, 2018

Luke 24:35‒48 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus appears to the disciples and invites them to touch him to see that he is really alive. He calls the disciples to be his witnesses. They have Good News to tell—that love is stronger than death, victory can come from suffering, and life can come from death. See […]


The Spring Feasts: Don’t Blink!

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 10, 2018

You know the saying, “Blink and you’ll miss it”? Our Spring liturgical calendar can feel a bit like that. From Easter Sunday on April 1 through the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 8, the Church marks an important feast day nearly every week. Feasts of Spring will help your children understand the significance […]


Late Close Lessons

Author: Nicholle Check ~ April 10, 2018

If your class meets later than the Ascension of the Lord on May 13, Pflaum offers three late close lessons for each level. The lessons are not based on a Sunday Gospel, so they may be used any week. Three lessons are available for each level—Celebrating Creation, Exploring Parables, and Celebrating Pentecost. Each lesson includes […]




Projects for the New Year

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—July 29, 2018 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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