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FROM OUR EDITORS—September 20, 2020 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

FROM OUR EDITORS—September 20, 2020 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Welcome to the 2020–2021 year of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies! Today, as we begin a new program year, the Church celebrates Catechetical Sunday with the theme: “I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you” (1 Corinthians 11:23). Keeping these words from Saint Paul in mind, we remind you of our pledge to accompany you in your ministry. Every week in the GROW newsletter, you will find a helpful tip for teaching your Gospel Weeklies lesson, a reflection on the Sunday Gospel, and information about our online resources and seasonal activities.

Seeds
Lesson Theme: God’s love is generous.

As we begin a new year, we want to remind you to check our online resources for Seeds, as well as the new features that we have available this year: Eucharist Quote and Word of the Week. This year, we are also suggesting that you use a Church Year calendar every week with the children.

For this week’s lesson, Seeds focuses on God’s generous love. Take this opportunity to make it a point to give comfort to the children that may feel unsure about everything that is going on around them and remind them that God cares for all of us, especially when we are going through difficult times.

Promise
Lesson Theme: God’s love is generous.

As we begin a new year, we want to remind you to check our online resources for Promise, as well as the new features that we have available this year: Eucharist Quote and Word of the Week. This year, we are also suggesting that you use a Church Year calendar every week with the children.

Find a story coloring page to accompany “Dad’s Birthday Dinner” here. This story will help the children infer that their actions can show love to others.

Good News
Lesson Theme: God is generous to his people.

As we begin a new year, we want to remind you to check our online resources for Good News, as well as the new Eucharist Quote feature. This year, we are also suggesting that you use a Church Year calendar every week with the children.

Catechists and teachers will need several copies of recent parish bulletins. The children will identify ways that your parish does the work of Jesus.

Venture
Lesson Theme: God’s love is for everyone.

As we begin a new year, we want to remind you to check our online resources for Venture, as well as the new Eucharist Quote feature. This year, we are also suggesting that you use a Church Year calendar every week with the young people.

The activity on page 1 may be used as a pacing activity as the young people arrive in the classroom. While we discourage its use as a test, it will help catechists and teachers get a sense of the general faith knowledge of their students.

Visions
Lesson Theme: God’s love abounds.

As we begin a new year, we want to remind you to check our online resources for Visions, as well as the Eucharist Quote, which is the new feature that we have available this year. This year, we are also suggesting that you use a Church Year calendar every week with the young people.

This Sunday’s Gospel may not seem fair to young people. How can those who worked only a few hours receive the same pay as those who worked all day? Emphasize that this parable is not really about wages, but about God’s love. He wants all of us to receive the abundance of his blessings, no matter who came to him first. We encourage you to take this opportunity to give comfort to the young people that may feel unsure about everything that is going on around them and remind them that God cares for all of us, especially when we are going through difficult times.

 
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David Dziena
Publisher

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 […]