Bring the Gospel to Life!

UNIT 3 Overview for DREs, Principals, Teachers, and Catechists

The editors present an overview of the Unit 3 lessons beginning with Sunday Gospel for January 20, 2019. They talk about stories, activities, and current event topics in the lessons and offer ideas to help you prepare to present your lessons.

SeedsPromise and Good News video.
View the list of when each level starts here for Seeds, Promise and Good News.

Venture and Visions video.
View the list of when each level starts here for Venture and Visions.

We’ve enhanced our lessons and support materials to help you bring the good news of the Gospels to your children each week. For 2018-19, you will find the Family Corner/Rincon de la familia, weekly review templates, and timely printables to use in class or send home with your children.

On the left side of this page, select the level you are using and you’ll find a menu of resources created just for you and your students:


Teaching Guides (English and Spanish)
If you’ve misplaced your guide or need to give it to a substitute, just print a copy.

Video Workshop
Click here for the Teaching Guides Overview—See the newest features of our full-color Teaching Guides, including the Pacing Guides for 60- or 90-minute sessions or 5 weekday classes, and learn how they correlate to the updated student lessons and Catechism handbooks.

Click here for the Student Lessons and Catechism Handbooks Overview—See how the unique format of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies that go home each week encourage parents’ involvement and promote mass attendance, while the weekly, non-textbook style links the Sunday Gospel with the Catechism using the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks and includes more timely connections to current events.

Watch our video to learn about the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies program. It covers all the components—walking through highlights of the Teaching Guides and how the Catechism handbooks connect to each lesson. You will learn how the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies have a focus on the connection to family faith as well as the material in the student lessons, and see many of the online support materials such as weekly and unit assessments, plus weekly videos, and other supplemental activities.

Seasonal Activities
Using the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies is the best way to align your catechetical classes to the Church’s liturgical year. We also provide these seasonal resources to enhance and reinforce your lessons in class or at home.

Resource Manuals
Includes information about how children learn, creating a positive learning environment, praying with children, and much more.

Early Start and Late Close Lessons
Sometimes your schedule doesn’t match exactly to ours. These lessons will help you if you begin earlier or end later than our lessons do.

It’s important to assess student comprehension and to gauge the effectiveness of your teaching methods. These assessments (available for grades 2-8) are provided in two formats – PDF to make duplication simple and Word if you wish to personalize them to your needs. Permission is granted to duplicate these ONLY as a supplement to the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.