You’ll find everything you need to learn more about the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies by choosing from the options listed on this page. Make sure you review and print the schedule of Gospel readings for each Unit of the 2022-2023 Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.
Start the 2022–2023 with prayer services for catechist training and welcome sessions for elementary and middle-school students. Leader guides and student handouts available.
Includes an overview of the Teaching Guides and Student Lessons, the whole year’s delivery schedule, and the Scope and Sequence for all five levels of the Gospel Weeklies.
Parent/Grandparent Assistance for Home Study
Let Dr. Marylin Kravatz-Toolan share with you ideas on how to incorporate a unique program of grandparent/family catechesis at the parish level. Through her love of teaching, she will guide you through the benefits of including grandparents in the religious ed/catechesis/faith development of their grandchildren and provide support for their parents as they journey together as the primary educators in faith.
Digital Edition Guide
Covers how to register for the digital Pflaum Gospel Weeklies, what the digital editions give students access to, where to find the lesson guides for parents and teachers, and the return and restriction policies for the digital product.
Watch the Video Instructions… It will show you how to log on and set up student access, instructions about how parents will log into the student materials, plus great tips and FAQs about using the system.
Parent Digital Access Letter
For your convenience, we have created this Parent Digital Access Letter that you can use when distributing the login addresses with helpful instructions for parents.
Directory for Catechesis Correlation
We at Pflaum Gospel Weeklies have developed a correlation between the Directory for Catechesis (Published in 2020) and the Gospel Weeklies. Our program correlates well to the Directory, especially in the areas of family catechesis and liturgical catechesis, in particular through the use of the Gospels in catechetical instruction.
Learn the basics of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies program with this simple FAQ sheet which explains why to choose a liturgy-based program, and the components of the program and how they work together.
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.
Weekly Gospel Videos and Coloring Pages
Seeds and Promise (and some Good News) catechists and teachers may wish to enhance their class sessions with Miss Heidi’s Gospel Reflection and Saint in the Spotlight video features. Along with each week’s video, Miss Heidi creates a coloring page related to the Sunday Gospel.
Family Catechesis - The Gospel for All Ages
The Gospel for All Ages is the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Family Catechesis Program which is a simple and effective way to use the materials of our liturgically-based periodicals as the cornerstone of parish-wide catechesis for your families. It coordinates what you are already receiving with the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies and also includes weekly guides for parents, gathering rituals, discussion questions, and large-group sessions. Also includes a guide for planning four major seasonal events.
This handy resource helps you introduce your parish or school to liturgical catechesis, train catechists and teachers, and provides a variety of models using the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies in parish programs or Catholic schools.
Liturgical Learning Model
Pflaum Gospel Weeklies is a systematic liturgical catechetical program centered in Jesus Christ. The program interweaves the seasons and celebrations of the Liturgical Year with the unchanging authentic doctrine of the Catholic Church. Each of the program’s 32 lessons focuses on a unique doctrinal theme that connects the Sunday Gospel to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This guarantees that every year, Sacred Scripture and Sacred Doctrine are introduced and reinforced at an age-appropriate level.
Three-Year Scope and Sequence Charts
The Scope and Sequence charts provide an overview of the content of each level of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies for the three years of the Sunday cycle of Mass readings.
Connections to Theology of the Body
Saint John Paul II’s reflections about the dignity and worth of all human persons as sons and daughters of God have come to be known as the Theology of the Body. Parishes and Catholic schools that require integration of Theology of the Body into their lessons will find these correlations of the Sunday Gospels and Gospel Weeklies lessons to TOB themes helpful.
Unit 1 (English) / Unidad 1 (Spanish)
Unit 2 (English) / Unidad 2 (Spanish)
Unit 3 (English) / Unidad 3 (Spanish)
Unit 4 (English) / Unidad 4 (Spanish)
Grade Level Thematic Connections
While the method (liturgical catechesis) and format (weekly student lessons) of the Gospel Weeklies differ from a traditional religion textbook, we do cover the doctrinal themes program directors, catechists, and Catholic school teachers have come to expect in the different grade levels. Find thematic connections to the Sunday Gospels for students, teachers, and parents here.