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Praise God for Winter!

While adults may moan at the news of a snowy forecast, most little ones rejoice at the sight of falling flakes. When we teach young children about prayer, it may […]read more

Celebrate Catholic Schools Week and Saint Thomas Aquinas

Students, teachers, and families will participate in Masses, assemblies, and other special activities during Celebrate Catholic Schools Week, January 26–February 1. The theme again this year is Catholic Schools: Learn. […]read more

Human Trafficking Awareness

The Church celebrates the life of Saint Josephine Bakhita on February 8. Saint Josephine was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery in Sudan and Italy. She has become […]read more

Winter Activities

Here are some activities to supplement your lesson or send home with the children: Seeds: Blessing Before Meals (English and Spanish) Promise: The Sacrament of Baptism (English and Spanish)  Good […]read more

Lesson Planning Webinars Available

Every week, the editors of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies provide insights, planning tips, and other helpful nuggets of information related to a specific lesson. These previously recorded webinars—no longer than […]read more

Gather Families Together

Have you resolved to bring families resources for prayer and Scripture study in the new year? Family catechesis programs gather children and parents to celebrate a common Gospel message. The Gospel […]read more

Promoting Poverty Awareness

January is Poverty Awareness Month. While we may feel the pinch of January credit card bills for our Christmas shopping, most of us have little real idea of being poor. If we […]read more

Helpful Resolutions for the New Year

At the start of every new calendar year, we often resolve to make changes to improve our lives or the lives of others. This Venture handout, Helpful Resolutions (English and […]read more

Epiphany House Blessing

The Epiphany of the Lord commemorates the arrival of wise men or Magi from the East who were seeking the Christ Child. Remind the children that Christmas is not just […]read more

Before You Break for the Christmas Holidays

It’s not Christmas yet, but try to tell a young child that! We know that many of you will be suspending your classes over the Christmas holidays. Please send home […]read more

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Our Editors

David Dziena

David Dziena is the Publisher of Pflaum Publishing Group. He has also served as Executive Editor and […]

Nicholle Check
Senior Editor

Nicholle Check, senior editor, joined Pflaum Publishing Group in 2014. Throughout her 25-year career in publishing […]

Joan McKamey
Project Editor

Joan McKamey, project editor, joined the Gospel Weeklies editorial team in September 2016. […]

Erika De Urquidi
Bilingual Editor

Erika De Urquidi, bilingual editor, joined Bayard, Inc. in July 2018. During her 15 years as a professional translator […]