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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

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

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

World Day of the Poor—Love in Word and Deed

The tagline for the First World Day of the Poor (November 19) is “Love not in word but in deed.” I think it’s assumed we’re to read it as “Love […]read more

What Did You Learn Today?

It’s the question nearly every parent asks at the end of the day: So, what did you learn today? Retention is everything. We want the children to take the information they […]read more

Your Catechism Companion

Every Pflaum Gospel Weeklies lesson is based on the Sunday Gospel and related Church doctrine. Each child receives a copy of the What the Church Believes and Teaches Catechism handbook […]read more

What’s That Word?

If you play the piano, you know many special words to help you play a piece as the composer intended. For example, if you see the letter “p” marked on […]read more

Saints: A Pair of Martins

The Church honors two saints named Martin in early November—Saint Martin de Porres on November 3, and Saint Martin of Tours on November 11. These two Martins are separated by […]read more

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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 […]