Reading spiritual books is a long tradition among Catholics, especially during Lent. We recommend these short and easy-to-read books for your Lenten reflection and prayer. Each of them is even better when you share it with friends, family, or a faith-sharing group. Holy Women of the Gospel These two books bring forward the stories of the women Jesus knew. ReadContinue reading “Take time in Lent for holy reading”
Did you know the fish is an ancient Christian symbol? The word for fish in Greek is ichtus, pronounced ick-toose. The word fish in Greek letters look like: The first Christians, who were sometimes persecuted for their faith in Jesus, made an acrostic out of this word. In an acrostic, each letter is the first letterContinue reading “What’s more Catholic than fish dinners?”
“So let us be marked not for sorrow. And let us be marked not for shame. Let us be marked not for false humility or for thinking we are less than we are but for claiming what God can do within the dust, within the dirt, within the stuff of which the world is made,Continue reading “Ash Wednesday”
Ash Wednesday is next week, March 6. We have prepared an Ash Wednesday prayer service for those of you who cannot make it to church or who would like to celebrate with the homebound or those in nursing homes. If you have a little bit of palm from last Palm Sunday, burn it to makeContinue reading “Ash Wednesday Prayer Service”
During the 40 days of Lent, you can create a resurrection cross. Simply download and print the cross on this page. It comes with 40-plus activity suggestions that will ready you for the great feast of Easter. The cross is an ideal family project. Forward this post to your friends with our blessing. May thisContinue reading “Ash Wednesday is a week away.”
Take a look at our Confirmation programs at no cost! Our programs are popular with both Confirmation Directors and Catholic teens because they are — • In easy-to-use magazine form • Written to appeal to young people • Affordable • Perfect for at-home use We will send you an evaluation pack of either our Senior High program (Moving in the Spirit) or JuniorContinue reading “Check out our Confirmation programs!”
Is your parish is proclaiming the Cycle A Gospels at Eucharist for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of Lent? The Sunday by Sunday issues around these three Gospels from John are available at goodgroundpress.com. You may download them and print as many as you need. Check out our other Lent resources for you, your family, and your parish!
Lent is looming. Ash Wednesday is March 6 this year. Spending time with the Gospel is a great way to keep Lent. Sunday by Sunday makes Gospel-centered faith sharing easy. The Sunday Gospels during Lent ask each of us — • What transforms you? Gives you life? • What have you done with a second chance? • Is itContinue reading “Special Lent Offer!”
This is the last of our Lenten video series, a look at creation and our place in it. Jesus, true man as well as true God, takes his place with us in the unfolding of life and of our ability to know and love God.
Tulips are peeking through the snow. Bushes are budding. Spring is on its way. We are on the road to Easter both in 2018 and in our own life’s journey. What’s not to be thankful for? If you need a mid-lent pick-me-up, go to our online retreats and “Why Not Soar?”