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 [...]


SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—November 4, 2018 – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ October 30, 2018

Mark 12:28b–34 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus gives us his New Law: Love God and love your neighbor. This Great Commandment sums up Jesus’ teaching that love is what connects us to God and all other people. It sounds easy, but living the Law of Love takes great effort and prayer. With the help of […]


Vocations Awareness Week

Author: Joan McKamey ~ October 30, 2018

November 4–10 is National Vocation Awareness Week in the US. This week brings special focus to the need to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life through prayer and education. The Church encourages us to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. Find general resources […]


Ten Commandments Crossword

Author: Nicholle Check ~ October 30, 2018

For Visions students, the Ten Commandments are foundational knowledge of the faith. While it’s important to know all 10 of these rules, it’s also important that the young people understand the structure of the Decalogue—that the commandments guide our relationship with God and our relationships with each other. Review and discuss the section on the […]


SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—October 28, 2018 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ October 23, 2018

Mark 10:46–52 In Sunday’s Gospel, the blind Bartimaeus had to make up his mind about Jesus without the benefit of seeing him. He asked Jesus for the gift of sight. His faith was rewarded with vision. We all learn about Jesus from what we hear of him from those who teach us and from what […]


All Saints’ Day

Author: Nicholle Check ~ October 23, 2018

Celebrated each year as a Holy Day of Obligation, All Saints’ Day honors all of our saints, known and as yet unknown. Pflaum offers a number of online resources for All Saints’ Day, including the process of becoming a saint. Help Visions students keep their Thomases and Teresas (and Thérèse) straight with Same-Name Saints, a […]


Quick Catechist Training

Author: Nicholle Check ~ October 23, 2018

Most faith formation programs have been in session for about a month. How are your catechists doing? Are they feeling confident with their lesson plans? Are they pacing themselves and covering the essential parts of their Pflaum Gospel Weeklies lessons? Share this training video with your teachers and catechists as a quick (less than seven […]




SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—January 27, 2019 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

The Presentation of the Lord

SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—February 3, 2019 – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time