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Author: Pflaum

On October 13, the Church celebrates the 100th anniversary of the final appearance of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared six times to three shepherd children— siblings Francisco and Jacinta Marto and their older cousin Lúcia de Jesus dos Santos—from May 13 
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After the flurry of the first few weeks of class, you may be looking ahead to the Church holidays on the horizon. The Church will celebrate All Saints’ Day on Wednesday, November 1. Pflaum provides free activity pages for All Saints’ Day 
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The Church celebrates one of the most popular of all saints on October 4—Saint Francis of Assisi. Patron of animals and ecology, Saint Francis is a model of how a flawed person can transform his life. He was born wealthy and 
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Catholics will gather to celebrate the beatification Mass of the first U.S.-born martyr, Father Stanley Rother, in Oklahoma City this Saturday, September 23. Father Rother lived and worked at the Santiago Atitlan mission in Guatemala for 13 years. Though he himself struggled 
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FROM OUR EDITORS—Sunday, August 13 – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time The Gospels take us along with the Apostles as they experience the ups and downs of following Jesus. Last Sunday, Peter, James, and John had a mountaintop experience during 
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Gifted with the Spirit: Confirmation Senior High, Lesson #8 “Come, Holy Spirit!” Dear Parents, Guardians, and Sponsors: We are getting close to the date when your son or daughter will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. So in this lesson, we 
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Gifted with the Spirit: Confirmation Senior High, Lesson #7 “Your Call to Service and to Witness” Dear Parents, Guardians, and Sponsors: How do you wash other people’s feet? Jesus did the unthinkable when he stooped down and washed his disciples’ 
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Gifted with the Spirit: Confirmation Senior High, Lesson #6 “The Sacraments and the Church” Dear Parents, Guardians, and Sponsors: Catholicism is a sacramental and incarnational faith, which means we take the body, the senses, and the material world seriously. Because 
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Gifted with the Spirit: Confirmation Senior High, Lesson #5 “Your Life as a Disciple” Dear Parents, Guardians, and Sponsors: Whatever God calls us to do, God also empowers us to accomplish. This is at the heart of the lesson your 
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Gifted with the Spirit: Confirmation Senior High, Lesson #4 “Your Journey of Initiation” Dear Parents, Guardians, and Sponsors: The process of Confirmation for your daughters/sons is modeled on the process used in the early Church to bring new members into 
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