Understanding the Gospel

Understanding the Gospel 2017-11-18T11:13:30+00:00

Understanding the Gospels is a feature of Catholic at Home which focuses on the Gospel reading at Sunday Mass. Each week I’ll post a printable sheet with prompts and reflections on the Gospel reading for the upcoming Sunday. The idea is to spur your kids (and yourselves!) to think about the readings while they are still fresh in mind. Try taking the sheet with you to Mass and reading it together on the ride home or discussing it over brunch!

Understanding the Gospel – December 3, 2017

Wondering what Understanding the Gospel is? Check out the 1st post in the series for an explanation.   Be Prepared! 1st Sunday of Advent - Year B If you would like to read the entire text of today’s readings you can find that here.  Imagine this: You are all snug and cozy, wrapped up underneath warm blankets in your bed. You're in that blissful state where you are drifting in and out of sleep. It's wonderful. You love to sleep. Suddenly the door-bell rings. Your new friend from school told you that they would be arriving that morning, but unfortunately, you have nothing

December 2nd, 2017|

Understanding the Gospel – Sunday November 19, 2017

Wondering what Understanding the Gospel is? Check out the 1st post in the series for an explanation.   What's Your Talent? 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A If you would like to read the entire text of today's readings you can find that here.    Before we get into today's meditation I just want to encourage you to take a look at the full text of today's readings, which you can find above. Today's Gospel is a long one, and often times when this happens, the Church offers a shorter version of the Gospel reading. I'll be including information from

November 17th, 2017|

Understanding the Gospel – 32nd Week in Ordinary Time – Year A – Sunday November 12, 2017

Wondering what Understanding the Gospel is? Check out the 1st post in the series for an explanation.   Why Sharing is Not Always Caring - A Reflection on the Wise and Foolish Virgins   If you'd like to read the entire text of today's readings you can find them here.   At first glance, the women in this week's gospel are kind of being rude. Why would they not share their oil? I don't know about you, but listening to that made me a little uncomfortable. After all - it's important to share, isn't it? Our culture often tells us

November 10th, 2017|

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – Sunday, October 8th

Hello!   Welcome to our weekly Understanding the Gospel Series. Through Understanding the Gospel, we seek to give parents the confidence to have conversations with their children about scripture.   Our best tip for implementing UTG is to print off this page, stick it in the car and talk about it on the way home from mass. But some families may prefer to use this as an opportunity to preview the readings ahead of time. This can also be an excellent strategy as it gives the children some knowledge going into mass and something they can “be on the lookout

October 6th, 2017|

Understanding the Gospel – 26th Week in Ordinary Time -Year A – Sunday, October 7th

Hello!   Welcome to our weekly Understanding the Gospel Series. Through Understanding the Gospel, we seek to give parents the confidence to have conversations with their children about scripture.   Our best tip for implementing UTG is to print off this page, stick it in the car and talk about it on the way home from mass. But some families may prefer to use this as an opportunity to preview the readings ahead of time. This can also be an excellent strategy as it give the children some knowledge going into mass and something they can "be on the lookout

September 29th, 2017|