FROM OUR EDITORS—March 24, 2019 – 3rd Sunday of Lent

Author: Erika De Urquidi ~ March 18, 2019

Para la versión en español, haga clic aqui. This Monday, March 25, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, when Mary said yes to God and became the Mother of our Savior. The angel of the Lord came to Mary to initiate the dialogue that would change the course of history: “The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of [...]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—March 24, 2019 – 3rd Sunday of Lent

Author: David Dziena ~ March 19, 2019
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Luke 13:1–9 When people told Jesus about a group of Galileans killed by Pilate, he told the people that unless they repent, they will all likewise perish. To help them understand, he tells them a parable about giving a fig tree more time to grow fruit. If not, the tree would be cut down. Jesus […]

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How’s Your Lent Going?

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 19, 2019
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Most catechists begin each class with a gathering prayer and welcome. During Lent, you may want to add a brief check-in period to see how the children are doing—with school, friends, and their Lenten practices. Encourage the children to review their progress. Give them some time to reflect on the following: Are they spending more […]

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Let’s Learn About Lent

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 19, 2019
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Take a minute to look at Lent through the eyes of a child. First, Lent feels long. Forty days whip by quickly for adults, but it is a long stretch of time for a child. Second, Lent can feel a little unfair. Children may be frustrated about why they are giving up favorite things. Let’s […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—March 31, 2019 – 4th Sunday of Lent

Author: David Dziena ~ March 19, 2019
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Para la versión en español, haga clic aqui. Luke 15:1–3, 11–32 The Parable of the Forgiving Father is one of the most well-known from Jesus. The son does not earn the love of his father. Instead love is what the father gives. God’s love and forgiveness are freely given to help us grow close to […]

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EVANGELIO DOMINICAL—31 de marzo de 2019 – 4.o Domingo de Cuaresma

Author: David Dziena ~ March 19, 2019
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Para la versión en inglés, haga clic aqui. Lucas 15.1–3. 11–32 La Parábola del Padre Misericordioso es una de las más famosas de Jesús. El hijo no se gana el amor de su padre. En cambio, el padre le da amor. El amor y el perdón de Dios se conceden gratuitamente para ayudarnos a acercarnos […]

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Lent: A Time for Prayer

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 19, 2019
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Good News children likely know many of the prayers of the Church, including the Lord’s Prayer, the Hail Mary, and the creeds. Ask them if they know that the Sign of the Cross is actually a prayer. Review the prayers of the Church in Our Prayers, which is available to download and print in both […]

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Saint of the Internet: Isidore of Seville

Author: Nicholle Check ~ March 19, 2019
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Saint Isidore of Seville was born in Cartagena, Spain. He had an older brother, Leander, a younger brother, Fulgentius, as well as a sister, Florentina. Leander was quite a bit older than Isidore, so when Isidore went to school, his brother was one of his teachers. Leander was also the Archbishop of Seville. Read more […]

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