Bulletin Inserts & Class Handouts

Catholic parish resources for the liturgical year

Feast of Epiphany, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for January 5, 2020. Description: On the Feast of Epiphany, we consider the humble adoration of the magi for the Christ child. The magi were Gentiles, and the Greek word “magi” meant oriental scientists. This bulletin insert for the Feast of Epiphany […]

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Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for the Solemnity of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, December 29, 2019. Description: This bulletin insert reveals how the scriptures for this Feast Day about the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph instruct us on how to have […]

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4th Sunday of Advent, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for 4th Sunday of Advent, December 22, 2019. Description: This bulletin insert explains how love is the theme of the 4th Sunday of Advent. A good definition of love is in the name that we see in Isaiah 7:10-14 and again when […]

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3rd Sunday of Advent, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for 3rd Sunday of Advent, December 15, 2019. Description: Joy is the theme of the 3rd Sunday of Advent. As it says in Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10, “Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication to rescue you!” This is […]

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2nd Sunday of Advent, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for 2nd Sunday of Advent, December 8, 2019. Description: Peace is the theme of the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Isaiah 11:1-10 describes how to obtain peace — a peace that sustains us even in the midst of troubles: “The Spirit of the […]

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1st Sunday of Advent, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for 1st Sunday of Advent, December 1, 2019. Description: Hope is the theme of the 1st Sunday of Advent. Isaiah describes a future in which all is well because (1) God is recognized as the highest authority and (2) obeying him is […]

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Solemnity of Christ the King, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for November 24, 2019. Description: Jesus took a crown of thorns instead of a crown of gold, because the glory of his kingship is not represented by earthly treasures but by riches that are given to others, the personal sacrifices that are […]

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33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for November 17, 2019. Description: We know that we’re supposed to focus on the things of God, things that will last for all of eternity, but we don’t like the blind faith that this requires. This bulletin insert for the 33rd Sunday […]

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32nd Sunday Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for November 10, 2019. Description: In Luke 20:27-38, Jesus explained the resurrection in terms of marriage. A marriage is supposed to be a reflection of God’s love for his people. So why would Jesus say that marriage is not a part of […]

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31st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for November 3, 2019. Description: Notice the determination of Zacchaeus in Luke 19:1-10 on the 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time. His view of Jesus was obstructed, but that didn’t stop him from seeing Jesus. He had an obstacle (the crowd) and a […]

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30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for October 27, 2019. Description: We are made righteous by our love for others. Self-righteousness is self-made – it motivates us to do good, but only for the selfish purpose of winning approval or gaining some other personal benefit, like the Pharisee […]

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29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for October 20, 2019. Description: When we’re abused, neglected, rejected, abandoned, or falsely accused, God comes to our rescue. And speedily, he says in Luke 18:1-8, the Gospel reading for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time. What? He’s not standing up for you […]

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28th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for October 13, 2019. Description: In Luke 17:11-19 from the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time, why do nine out of ten healed lepers not return to Jesus to thank him? The difference was in his spirit. When we go to Mass, do we […]

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27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for October 6, 2019. Description: Luke 17:5-10 from the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time is disturbing. After doing a lot of hard work, the last thing we want to hear from God is: “You’re an unprofitable servant.” Is Jesus implying that it’s right […]

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26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for September 29, 2019. Description: Reflection for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time asks: What was the rich man’s sin in Luke 16:19-31? What tormented him after he died? Being wealthy is not sinful; what tortured his soul was his decision to […]

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25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for September 22, 2019. Description: Reflection on Luke 16:1-13 for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time explains that if we recognize that our possessions are gifts from God that are meant to enhance his kingdom, we are holy. But if we cling […]

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24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for September 15, 2019. Description: Luke 15:1-32, the Gospel for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time is an assurance of God’s desire to regain what has been lost. He is a God of reconciliation, pursuing those who have strayed from the truth. […]

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23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for September 8, 2019. Description: Reflection for the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time asks: What in your life is a higher priority than your relationship with God? That’s what Jesus wants us to look at in Luke 14:25-33. Which people? What work? […]

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22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for September 1, 2019. Description: Luke 14:1,7-14 from the readings of the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time raises the question: What are my expectations (my motivations) when I do good? How other-centered are they? How self-centered? If benefiting others is done for […]

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21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for August 25, 2019. Description: Reflection for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time describes how the readings for Mass are signposts on the road to the narrow gate into heaven. Isaiah 66:18-21 says that God knows our works and our thoughts. To help […]

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20th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for August 18, 2019. Description: Reflection on Luke 12:49-53 for the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time explains what Jesus meant when he said that he did not come to bring peace to earth. He came to light a fire. What fire? Think […]

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19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for August 11, 2019. Description: Reflection for 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time shows how the Gospel reading, Luke 12:32-48, points out that God is “pleased” to give us his kingdom, which includes eternal life in heaven as well as all the benefits […]

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18th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for August 4, 2019. Description: Reflection for the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time, on Luke 12:13-21, explains that when we understand God’s generosity, we realize how wealthy we truly are. Even if we have little money in the bank, our lives are […]

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17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for July 28, 2019. Description: In a reflection on Luke 11:1-13, for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Jesus is teaching us how to pray with faith. Notice that his parable does not say that we can get everything we ask for. […]

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16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for July 21, 2019. Description: Reflection for the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time explains that, in Luke 10:38-42, Jesus speaks to us about our anxieties and worries. They distract us. They’re harmful to us if we let them control our lives, because […]

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15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for July 14, 2019. Description: Reflection for 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time invites readers to consider that the opposite of love is not hate. It’s apathy: ignoring a need, not caring, and doing nothing when there is something we can do to […]

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14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for July 7, 2019. Description: Reflection for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time asks readers: When you think of evangelizers in the Catholic Church, who comes to mind first? In Luke 10, Jesus tells his disciples to ask the “Master” (God the […]

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13th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for June 30, 2019. Description: Reflection for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time invites readers to consider: How well do you handle rejection? Luke 9:51-62 shows us how the disciples reacted to rejection. They had entered a Samaritan village ahead of Jesus, […]

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The Shepherd’s Sacred Heart

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cycle C (June 28) Handout or Bulletin Insert. Description: Reflection on the Sacred Heart of Jesus includes “A Prayer for the Lost Sheep in Your Life”. When St. Peter Canisius saw a vision of Christ’s Sacred Heart, he felt great sadness as he […]

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Body and Blood of Christ, Cycle C

Feast of Corpus Christi Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for June 23, 2019. Description: The scriptures for Corpus Christi Sunday (the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ) speak of the Holy Eucharist. “Love is like five loaves and two fish, always too little […]

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