Using Together in Jesus with Good News for Children
Pflaum publishes both Together in Jesus and the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Faith Formation Program. For second and third graders, Good News for Children is Pflaum’s liturgically-based weekly. For each of the Church’s three Lectionary cycles, Good News offers 32 lessons that help children respond to what Jesus asks of them in the Sunday Gospels and provide broad background for First Eucharist preparation. Check each year’s Good News Scope and Sequence for lessons that pair especially well with your sacramental preparation efforts.
Through stories, dramas, prayer services, and hands-on activities, each Good News weekly lesson invites young children to connect their evolving life story with the Gospel and its relevance to the purpose of their lives. By making the Gospel message their own, children grow in their ability, not only to participate in Sunday worship, but also to respond to Jesus’ challenge to love others and help people in need.