FROM OUR EDITORS—May 27, 2018 – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Author: Joan McKamey ~ May 14, 2018

“I am with you always, until the end of the age.” –Matthew 28:20 What a comfort those final words of Jesus are! When we are feeling the everyday stress of life, Jesus says, “I am with you always.” When a challenging event raises our stress level beyond what we think we can handle, Jesus says, “I am with you always.” When we struggle to [...]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—May 27, 2018 – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Author: Alice Camille ~ May 22, 2018
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Matthew 28:16–20 “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Among the most magnificent passages in the New Testament is the hymn in Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. Jesus Christ is described as one who surrenders equality with God in favor of sharing humanity with us. It’s an awe-inspiring exchange. Who […]

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One Fits All—Pacing Plans

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 22, 2018
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Summer is a great time to take a breath and assess the good work you’ve accomplished over the last catechetical year. It’s also time to look ahead and address some of the things you have on your long-range to-do list. For example, have you received requests to deliver faith formation in different formats, including home […]

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Stay Connected This Summer

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 22, 2018
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Summer slide can undo some of the good work you and the children accomplish over the school year. If you keep regular communication with your families, you can help boost retention and encourage Mass attendance over the summer months. These resources from Pflaum are free and easy to share with your families: Scripture Younger children […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL— June 3, 2018 – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Author: Alice Camille ~ May 22, 2018
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Mark 14:12–16, 22–26 Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is my body.” –Mark 14:22 We think about rituals as static events. Yet in fact, most of them evolve to retain their relevance and freshness for ongoing generations. Take holiday rituals. The Thanksgiving table may […]

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Solemnities, Feasts, and Memorials

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 22, 2018
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Paging through a Sunday Missal, you will see references to the “the Feast of,” “the Solemnity of,” and the “Memorial of.” But what are the differences? How do they rank in importance? Writing for Catechist magazine, Kate Ristow explains the differences among the Church celebrations on the Liturgical calendar. You may also view her article […]

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Corpus Christi, Sacred Heart Resources

Author: Nicholle Check ~ May 22, 2018
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Catholics celebrate two special solemnities this week—the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (June 3) and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (June 8). Given the many feasts that occur around this time, take the opportunity to share the significance of each with the children and their families. Send this Catholic resource page to […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—May 20, 2018 – Pentecost

Author: Alice Camille ~ May 14, 2018
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John 20:19–23 or John 15:26–27, 16:12–15 “When he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.” You’ve probably heard the story from the desert fathers about the monk who came to his superior for counsel in the holy way. The junior monk described how he kept the rule, prayed, fasted, and […]

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