FROM OUR EDITORS—January 20, 2019 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Joan McKamey ~ January 14, 2019

Welcome to Unit 3 and the start of Ordinary Time! As you and your class begin Unit 3, we’ve recently sent the Unit 4 student lessons and Teaching Guides to the printer. (It’s a bit disorienting at times for our editorial and design teams to be working on Lent and Easter lessons during November and December!) Now we move into planning for the [...]

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The Presentation of the Lord

Author: Nicholle Check ~ January 15, 2019
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On Saturday, February 2, the Gospel Reading (Luke 2:22–40) describes Jesus’ presentation in the Temple of Jerusalem as a fulfillment of Jewish law. It marked the end of Mary’s 40-day confinement after giving birth and the Jewish tradition of the redemption of a firstborn son. Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the Temple so that […]

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Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Author: Nicholle Check ~ January 15, 2019
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More than 2.3 million students attend Catholic schools in the United States. Founded in 1974, National Catholic Schools Week celebrates the contributions that Catholic education provides to young people as well as to the Church, communities, and the nation. The event takes place each year starting the last Sunday in January through the first week […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL— January 27, 2019 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ January 15, 2019
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Luke 1:1–4; 4:14–21 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus says he fulfills the words of the prophet Isaiah. He is chosen to bring good news to the poor, sight to the blind, and freedom to captives. Those who follow Jesus are called to continue his work of mercy, love, and acceptance. Lucas 1, 1–4; 4, 14–21 En […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL— January 13, 2019 – Baptism of the Lord

Author: David Dziena ~ January 8, 2019
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Luke 3:15–16, 21–22 The story of Jesus’ baptism in Sunday’s Gospel shows the mystery of the Blessed Trinity. After John baptizes Jesus in the Jordan, God announces to the crowd that Jesus is his beloved Son, and the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove settled on him. Baptism makes all adopted children of […]

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Gather Families Together

Author: Nicholle Check ~ January 8, 2019
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Have you resolved to bring give 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 for All Ages Family Catechesis program from Pflaum provides weekly plans that integrate the Sunday Gospel and the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies. Each week, […]

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