Bulletin Inserts & Class Handouts

Catholic parish resources for the liturgical year

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for July 26, 2020. Description: Reflection on Matthew 13:44-52 for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time explains why Jesus tells us that the kingdom of God is like a buried treasure, a pearl purchased at all cost, and a net from which […]

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16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for July 19, 2020. Description: Reflection for the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time explains that, in Matthew 13:24-43, Jesus uses parables to teaches us the same three strategies found in Go and Make Disciples, published by the US Bishops in 1992. This […]

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15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for July 12, 2020. Description: The readings for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time are about sowing seeds. The important thing to remember about seed sowing is that the effort is worthless if the seeds are not changed by being cast to […]

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14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for July 5, 2020. Description: Reflection for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time asks (based on the Gospel reading Matthew 11:25-30): Does the yoke of Jesus weigh you down or does it feel light? His yoke – according to what he exampled […]

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cycle A (June 19) Handout or Bulletin Insert. Description: Reflection on the Sacred Heart of Jesus includes a personal testimony while illustrating that Jesus did not lose his human body when he ascended to heaven. The heart in his glorified body did not […]

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Body and Blood of Christ, Cycle A

Solemnity of Corpus Christi Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for June 14, 2020. Description: The scriptures for Corpus Christi Sunday (the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ) speak of the Holy Eucharist and the reason why we believe it is truly and physically […]

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13th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for June 28, 2020. Description: Reflection for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time describes the importance of keeping our eyes on Jesus and always making him our top priority. Nothing else matters as much as our relationship with God. This means following […]

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12th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for June 21, 2020. Description: Reflection for the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time invites readers to turn their hardships into ministry by sharing how Jesus helped them. Think of a time when you were in darkness: a sin, for example, or when […]

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Most Holy Trinity, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for June 7, 2020. Description: This reflection on the readings for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity explains that the first reading (Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9) shows us the Father as merciful and gracious, slow to anger and rich in kindness and […]

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Pentecost Sunday, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for May 31, 2020. Description: “Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.” This is our prayer on Pentecost Sunday. It’s the reason the Church can exist and continues to exist. We live in the age of the […]

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7th Sunday of Easter, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for May 24, 2020. Description: On the 7th Sunday of Easter, the readings of Mass can be best enjoyed, understood and summed up by the message we proclaim in the responsorial Psalm: “I believe that I shall see the good things of […]

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The Ascension of the Lord, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for Ascension Sunday May 24, 2020. Description: On the Ascension of the Lord, Matthew 28:16-20 shows Jesus giving the Great Commission. He still repeats it today and at the end of every Mass when, through the priest, he sends us on our […]

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6th Sunday of Easter, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for May 17, 2020. Description: This reflection for the 6th Sunday of Easter explains why, in John 14:15-21, Jesus tells us that the Holy Spirit is our “Advocate”. Some scholars translate the word to “Counselor”. In the original Greek, it means “called […]

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5th Sunday of Easter, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for May 10, 2020. Description: John 14:1-12 for the 5th Sunday of Easter, ends with a very astounding verse: “Whoever believes in me will do the works I do, and greater far than these.” What does he mean? How can we do the […]

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4th Sunday of Easter, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for May 3, 2020. Description: On the 4th Sunday of Easter, ask those whom you serve: Are you at an impasse in your spiritual growth or emotional healing or a difficult relationship? Do you need a breakthrough? Do you feel stuck behind […]

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3rd Sunday of Easter, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for April 26, 2020. Description: Bulletin insert for the 3rd Sunday of Easter discusses why the two disciples in Luke 24:13-35 did not recognize Jesus until after they heard him explain the scriptures and then broke bread with him. It was a […]

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2nd Sunday of Easter, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for April 19, 2020. Description: Bulletin for the 2nd Sunday of Easter explains what it means to be an Easter people: We know and celebrate that Jesus has risen from the dead. And yet, we don’t always feel like celebrating. It’s hard […]

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Easter Sunday, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for April 12, 2020. Description: For Easter Sunday, this bulletin insert invites your parishioners and the visitors to your parish to think about the calling to be evangelizers. It asks: Are you ready to proclaim the Good News about how Jesus has […]

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Palm / Passion Sunday, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for April 5, 2020. Description: For Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday), reflect on the meaning of the word “passion”; it has powerful implications. Theologically, we use it to describe the suffering love that Jesus endured for each of us when he was beaten, […]

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5th Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for March 29, 2020. Description: For the 5th Sunday of Lent, the reflection inspires your parishioners to realize that Lent is not really about suffering and sacrifice. It’s a corridor to new life. Good Friday is not about pain and death. It’s […]

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4th Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for March 22, 2020. Description: The 4th Sunday of Lent teaches us that conversion is a process. The blind man in John 9:1-41 exemplifies this journey into faith. Notice that at first he did not go to Jesus. Jesus came to him. […]

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3rd Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for March 15, 2020. Description: For the 3rd Sunday of Lent, think about what you thirst for. Thirst happens when we lack something vital. Likewise, water is necessary for our spiritual survival – the living water, which we first received from the […]

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2nd Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for March 8, 2020. Description: For the 2nd Sunday of Lent, Matthew 17:1-9 shows us that, atop Mount Tabor, the pure light of Christ was revealed, and the Father said, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” The transfiguration is repeated […]

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1st Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for March 1, 2020. Description: For the 1st Sunday of Lent, this reflection invites your parishioners to increase their holiness by asking: How do you deal with temptation? That’s the personal challenge given to us by the Word of God on the […]

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7th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for February 23, 2020 Description: On the 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time, we see that mercy is the key to understanding Matthew 5:38-48. Think of love as the front door to people’s hearts. When they close it, mercy is the love that […]

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6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for February 16, 2020 Description: For the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, this bulletin article explains that the Jewish religious authorities of Jesus’ day were often literalists in their interpretation of the Law of God. Jesus, however, gave a deeper meaning to […]

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5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for February 9, 2020 Description: For the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, we see that Jesus tells us: “You are the salt of the earth” (Matthew 5:13-16). What does it mean to be salt? Think about what salt does. It adds flavor […]

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Presentation of the Lord on Sunday, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for February 2, 2020 Description: Good News Reflection on the Presentation of the Lord (replaces the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time). Recall the consecration of the baby Jesus by Joseph and Mary. Because the infant was consecrated to God, his whole life […]

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3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for January 26, 2020. Description: Bulletin insert for the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time asks the question: Who’s troubling you? In the Gospel reading, Matthew 4:12-23, we hear of the fulfillment of the prophecy given by Isaiah in the first reading (Isaiah […]

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2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for January 19, 2020. Description: Bulletin insert for the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time points out why, in every Mass, the presiding priest says the words of John the Baptist that are quoted in John 1:29-34. “Behold, the Lamb of God, who […]

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