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Resources for the Program Year

Emphasize social justice, moral reasoning, and service for junior-high students through current-interest articles, life-dilemma stories, and real Christian life examples. Discussion starters help young teens explore links between today’s issues, the Sunday readings, and their own lives.

Pflaum Webinars

Pflaum offers webinars for catechists, teachers, catechetical leaders, and parents. To view the current list of webinars, click here.

Teaching Guides

Weekly Videos

Visions users: Use these videos as you discuss Sunday’s Gospel. Please preview to select the video appropriate for your group.

Weekly Videos

The Gospel at Home

Designed for busy families, The Gospel at Home provides a short description of the Sunday Gospel plus suggested activities and discussion starters for each age level. These easy-to-do ideas will bring families together to share what each member has learned about the Gospel that they heard on Sunday (and studied in class). Print them out to send home or send as a link in a weekly email. Available in English and Spanish.


Lesson Updates

Here you will find information specific to lessons and Teaching Guides—when new material has been added to the website, corrections or additions to printed material (e.g., the editors forgot to put the answers to a quiz in a Teaching Guide), or even a video showing how to assemble a booklet or craft project. We will list these items by week and lesson level. If you see something we’ve overlooked, email, and we will add it here.

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Seasonal Activities

Using the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies is the best way to align your catechetical classes to the Church’s Liturgical Year. We also provide these seasonal resources to enhance and reinforce your lessons in class or at home.


Early Start and Late Close Lessons

Sometimes your schedule doesn’t exactly match to ours. These lessons will help you if you begin earlier or end later than our lessons do.

Early Start Lessons (English)
Early Start Lessons (Spanish)

Late Close Lessons (English)
Late Close Lessons (Spanish)

The Ascension of the Lord/7th Sunday of Easter Bonus Lesson (English)
The Ascension of the Lord/7th Sunday of Easter Bonus Lesson (Spanish)


It’s important to assess student comprehension and to gauge the effectiveness of your teaching methods. These assessments (available for grades K-9) are provided in three formatsPDF to make duplication simple, Word if you wish to personalize them to your needs and Interactive where students can take the assessment online. Permission is granted to duplicate these ONLY as a supplement to the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.

Program Assessments

Weekly Review Template

Children will better understand and retain the Sunday Gospel concept when they can express it in their own words and drawings. They practice their prayers in order to learn them by heart, so they can pray them on their own and with others. Catechists and teachers may print weekly review templates for the children to complete at home or attach them to a weekly email. Weekly review templates can be found in both English and Spanish.

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Parent Teaching Pages

Parent Teaching

Parent Teaching Pages are easy-to-use guides that walk parents through teaching each lesson with step-by-step instructions, background information, and discussion starters.


Program Resources and Tools

This Teaching Companion along with the guide that accompanies each issue of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies provides you ways to help children master the teachings found in their Catechism handbooks, What the Church Believes and Teaches and Mi fe católica.

Teaching Companion (English)

Teaching Companion (Spanish)

Includes information about how children learn, creating a positive learning environment, praying with children, and much more.

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For the Three-Year Scope and Sequence Charts, click here.