FROM OUR EDITORS —January 21, 2018 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Joan McKamey ~ January 9, 2018

In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus calls his first Apostles. I think there must be something meaningful in the fact that they were fishermen. These men didn’t simply enjoy fishing as a hobby. They made their livelihoods from the fish they caught in the Sea of Galilee. What little I know for certain about fishing is that it requires patience. Jesus told [...]

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Teaching the Hail Mary

Author: Nicholle Check ~ January 15, 2018
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Many second graders are preparing to receive the Eucharist for the first time. As part of this process, catechists and parents will help the children learn the prayers of the Church, including the Hail Mary. This Hail Mary activity sheet, available to download in Spanish and English, will help them learn and memorize this important […]

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Thankful for Winter?

Author: Nicholle Check ~ January 15, 2018
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It may be hard to find the blessings in winter. Depending on where you live, this time of year brings the “blessings” of wind, snow, and cold. The Thank You, God, for Winter activity sheet will help Seeds children understand how God blesses us in all seasons. Use this coloring activity to stimulate conversation about […]

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Celebrating Catholic Schools

Author: Joan McKamey ~ January 15, 2018
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January 28—February 3 is Catholic Schools Week in the US. The theme of this week is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” Celebrate what makes your Catholic school special and use this Catholic Schools Week to grow as a community in which children learn, serve, lead, and succeed. Share the inspiration of saints and other […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL —January 28, 2018 – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ January 15, 2018
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Mark 1:21–28 In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus shows his power and authority over evil. His teaching during Sabbath worship amazes his audience. Jesus teaches as one with authority. In his healing and his teaching, Jesus is fueled by the Holy Spirit and driven by God’s love. See The Gospel at Home (English, Spanish) for suggested family […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL —January 28, 2018 – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time