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 [...]

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Catechist Training Resources

Author: Nicholle Check ~ July 4, 2018
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Summer is far from over, but if you’re looking to get ahead on some of your fall planning, Pflaum offers a number of resources. Adapt the Gospel Weeklies to your specific program needs with Teaching Guides that include plans for 60- and 90-minute class sessions in parish programs as well as a five-day plan for […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—July 1, 2018 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ July 2, 2018
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Mark 5:21–43 “Why this commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep.” –Mark 5:39 When we think resurrection, the Easter mystery is uppermost on the list. But there are also three stories of restored life in the Gospels. The most dramatic is that of Lazarus, who answers the call to come out of […]

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Peter’s Pence Collection: July 1

Author: Nicholle Check ~ July 2, 2018
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On the Sunday closest to the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul on June 29, Catholics worldwide donate to Peter’s Pence Collection. This effort is one of the longest-standing examples of financial donation in the Church—or the world. Since the late 8th century, bishops throughout Europe began to send regular annual tributes, known as Denarius […]

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Celebrate Our Nations!

Author: Nicholle Check ~ July 2, 2018
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  This week across North America, proud citizens celebrate Canada Day (July 1) and Independence Day (July 4). Canada Day commemorates the anniversary of the Constitution Act (originally the British North America Act) in which the three colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick united to become known as Canada. Independence Day (also known […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—June 24, 2018 – Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Author: Alice Camille ~ June 19, 2018
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Luke 1:57–66, 80 They were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother said…, “No. He will be called John.” –Luke 1:59–60 What’s in a name? Often more than you think. Consider how your name, first and last, has been a help or hindrance to you. Have you changed or adapted your […]

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Videos for This Week’s Feasts

Author: Nicholle Check ~ June 19, 2018
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This week, Catholics honor the faithfulness of early Christians. On Sunday, June 24, we celebrate the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, who ultimately lost his life because of his outspoken witness (and Herod’s jealousy). On Saturday, June 30, Catholics remember the First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church, which you can learn more about […]

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Time for Tech?

Author: Nicholle Check ~ June 19, 2018
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Catechists and teachers often have just a few precious minutes to share the week’s lesson. We need strategies to “get down to business” quickly. To that end, catechists must set policies about phones in the classroom—either to silence them, put them facedown, set them in a basket by the door, or leave them at home. […]

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