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Using the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies as Part of the RCIA Process

You’ll find everything you need to learn more about using the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies as part of the RCIA process by choosing from the options listed below.

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Families in RCIA: Parish Program Model

The Pflaum Gospel Weeklies offer resources for catechesis for children who are preparing for Christian initiation or who have a family member in the RCIA process.

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Pflaum Gospel Weeklies and the RCIA Process

Since the Gospel Weeklies follow the current year’s Lectionary cycle, the natural flow of the lessons is not affected by the changing date of Easter. Other RCIA resources for children are unable to make this claim.

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Easy and Effective guidelines for Children in RCIA with Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.

RCIA & PGW Evangelization and Precatechumenate
RCIA & PGW Catechumenate
RCIA & Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Purification & Enlightenment
RCIA & Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Mystagogy

Guía fácil y efectiva para niños en RICA con Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.
RICA & Pflaum Gospel Weeklies

Precatecumenado y Evangelización
RICA & Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Catecumenado
RICA & Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Purificación e Iuminación
RICA & Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Mystagogia

RCIA Weekly Review Templates

Children will better understand and retain the week’s Gospel concept when they can express it in their own words and drawings. Print review templates for the children to complete at home or attach them to a weekly email.

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Initiation Journal for Young People / Diario de iniciación para jóvenes

This journal is the perfect accompaniment to the Gospel Weeklies as a Christian initiation resource. Click here to see a sample of this journal. Order here. Download the free Adult Companion Guide for catechists, parents, or sponsors here. View a recording of our webinar “RCIA, Adapted for Children” with journal author, Kathy Coffey, here.

Este es el acompañante perfecto para los Gospel Weeklies como un recurso para la iniciación cristiana. Haga clic aquí para ver una muestra de este diario. Puede hacer su pedido aquí. Descargue la Guía de acompañamiento para adultos para catequistas, papás o padrinos aquí.




Grades K-1

Help K-1 children begin to participate in worship.


Good News

Grades 2-3

Guide second-and third-grade children to more involvement in Sunday worship.



Grades 4-6

Lead 4th- to 6th-graders in making moral choices and exploring and expanding faith.



Grades 7-8

Emphasize social justice, moral reasoning, and service for junior-high students.

Mass Readings for the Scrutiny Lessons

If your parish is forming adults or children over the age of reason (7) for Easter Baptism, you will likely use the Year A readings for the Scrutinies on the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays of Lent.

First Scrutiny: Third Sunday of Lent (Year A)
Second Scrutiny: Fourth Sunday of Lent (Year A)
Third Scrutiny: Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year A)

Videos for the Scrutiny Lessons

Each week, a variety of video links are posted to coordinate with the lessons for the week, allowing you to select the video appropriate for your group.

Cada semana se publican enlaces para diversos videos que se relacionan con las lecciones de la semana, lo que le permite seleccionar el video apropiado para su grupo. Los videos en español se encuentran al final de la página.