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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL — Sunday, December 10

Mark 1:1–8 In Sunday’s Gospel, John the Baptist urges people to prepare a smooth, straight road on which God can come to us. Isaiah’s words of comfort to the exiled Israelites […]read more

Happy New (Church) Year!

The First Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of a new Liturgical season in the Church and the start of a new Liturgical Year. This week, Catholics move to Cycle […]read more

Saints and Feasts of the Season: Saint Nicholas of Myra (4th Century)

Saint Nicholas was the Bishop of Myra, an ancient seaport city in Lycia (Lysh’uh), an area that is in present-day Turkey. So many legends have been told about Saint Nicholas that […]read more

Praying Along with Pope Francis

Invite the children in your classroom and home to pray along with Pope Francis and others in the universal Church for Pope Francis’ monthly prayer intention. In December, he asks […]read more

SUNDAY’S GOSPEL — Sunday, December 3

Mark 13:33–37 The Church’s three-year cycle of Lectionary readings begins again on the First Sunday of Advent. We start reading from Cycle B, which is organized around Mark’s Gospel. Throughout Advent, […]read more

Get Ready: Advent Is Coming

In the flurry of pageants, presents, and holiday preparations, Advent can become anything but the peaceful, contemplative season it’s meant to be. Even children feel the rush and frenzy. You […]read more

Nativity Scene Blessing

Many families have rituals and traditions for their home Nativity scene. They may honor the youngest member of the family by having the child place the Infant Jesus in the […]read more

SUNDAY’S GOSPEL — November 26, 2017

  Matthew 25:31–46 This Sunday, we hear Jesus’ great parable of judgment. The parable clearly states that all will be judged on the Works of Mercy described in it. We […]read more

Thank You, God!

Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving this year on Thursday, November 23. Gratitude is a constant theme in the life of Catholics—Eucharist is based in words that mean “thanksgiving.” Catechists can emphasize gratitude in […]read more

Prayer for Troubled Times (Again)

We regret the need to run this Blessing in Times of Trouble so often, but the recent natural disasters and horrific human actions in our world give us reason to […]read more

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