Bulletin Inserts & Class Handouts

Catholic parish resources for the liturgical year

Assumption of Mary Sunday Solemnity, Cycle B

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for August 15, 2021. Description: This is for the Sunday celebration of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The scriptures for this day can help us understand Mary’s holiness and how it affected her physically. They answer the […]

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12th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for June 20, 2021. Description: What’s stormy in your life right now? From where did this turmoil come? The Good News Reflection for the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time teaches that Jesus wants to calm our storms, not cause them. Hardships are […]

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Forgiven

A Meditation on the Passion of Christ Through the Eyes of Peter and Judas Description: Written with a powerfully life-changing twist, this is not the usual Passion story. “Forgiven” shows the passion of Christ as seen through the eyes of Peter and Judas. Each react in different ways to the […]

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3rd Sunday of Lent, Cycle B

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for March 7, 2021. Description: For the 3rd Sunday of Lent, the bulletin article says that  the final paragraph of the Gospel reading (John 2:13-25) is very revealing: Jesus did not “trust” himself to the converts whose faith in him was based […]

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2nd Sunday of Lent, Cycle B

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for February 28, 2021. Description: For the 2nd Sunday of Lent, this reflection asks: Think of a “mountaintop experience” you’ve had. What generated it? Did it change your life forever or was it just a momentary high? In Biblical symbolism, a mountain […]

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1st Sunday of Lent, Cycle B

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for February 21, 2021. Description: For the 1st Sunday of Lent, this reflection points out that in Mark 1:12-15, first thing that Jesus did after his baptismal anointing in the Jordan River: He wrestled with temptation. His baptism had marked the moment […]

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6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for February 14, 2021 Description: For the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, this bulletin article explains that the second reading (1 Corinthians 10:31–11:1) gives us a great motto that we should post on our bedroom mirrors so that it’s the first thing […]

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5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for February 7, 2021 Description: For the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, the Gospel reading shows us that Jesus felt troubled by the sacrifices he would have to make. Yes, even Jesus himself felt troubled! And the Father glorified him. In our […]

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Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Cycle B

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for January 10, 2021. Description: Bulletin insert for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord asks the reader: Why was Jesus baptized? He wasn’t in need of repentance. Why, for that matter, did Jesus do anything at all? Not just to […]

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Solemnity of Christ the King, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for November 22, 2020. Description: On the Solemnity of Christ the King, the Gospel reading Matthew 25:31-46 describes the kingly powers of Jesus as our Good Shepherd. A good king cares for his subjects the way a shepherd cares for his sheep. […]

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33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for November 15, 2020. Description: In Matthew 25:14-30, the Gospel reading for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, we’re reminded not to bury the gifts that God has given us. To do so is to be a “wicked, lazy servant!” Ouch. We […]

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32nd Sunday Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for November 8, 2020. Description: In Matthew 25:1-13, the Gospel reading for the 32nd Sunday Ordinary Time, we learn what it means to be truly foolish. We believe in Christ – good! We pray – good! We put time into our faith […]

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30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for October 25, 2020. Description: In Matthew 22:34-40, the Gospel reading for the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, we’re reminded that we cannot love God without loving ourselves and others, but God must always come first. When we have difficulty loving God […]

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29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for October 18, 2020. Description: In Matthew 22:15-21, the Gospel reading for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Jesus asks the Pharisees to tell him whose image was engraved on the coin owed for the census tax. He uses it to teach […]

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28th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for October 11, 2020. Description: In Matthew 22:1-14 from the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Jesus addresses the problem of fakers: people who try to win his friendship by being religious and showing up for the banquet without entering into a genuine relationship […]

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27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for October 4, 2020. Description: This reflection for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time shows what Jesus meant by “The kingdom of God is given to those who produce its fruit.” What is this kingdom of God, given to us while we’re […]

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26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for September 27, 2020. Description: Reflection for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time points out that the Gospel story (Matthew 21:28-32) was meant to shock people who think they’re okay spiritually but do not honestly examine how well they do the Father’s […]

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25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for September 20, 2020. Description: Reflection for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time touches the struggles that everyone faces: God’s not fair! How many times have we felt that way? And it’s true, at least by our standards. The parable in Matthew […]

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24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for September 13, 2020. Description: Reflection on the Gospel for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time points out that Jesus’ message in Matthew 18:21-35 explains a line from the “Our Father” prayer he had taught earlier (Matthew 6:12): “Forgive us our sins […]

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23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for September 6, 2020. Description: Reflection for the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time shows how all readings speak of the need to stand up for what is holy and right and true in a way that invites others to turn away from […]

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Ash Wednesday (Option 3)

How to Experience Victory Over Suffering this Lent Handout for Ash Wednesday. Description: Evangelizing, faith-building leaflet says: This Lent can be a journey of walking from grief to healing and from anger to peace. Day by day, step by step, Jesus will help you rise above your cross. It will […]

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Ash Wednesday (Option 2)

The purifying walk to Good Friday Handout for Ash Wednesday. Description: When we receive ashes on our foreheads, it’s to remind ourselves of our sinfulness and our need for Jesus and what he did for us on Good Friday to redeem us from sin. To evangelize everyone who shows up […]

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Breaking Open the Word of Faith

Faith Sharing ebook for Sundays in January: Printer-ready reflections and discussion questions on the readings from Sunday Mass in January for faith-sharing groups such as Small Christian Communities (SCC), Bible study groups, RCIA and family discussions. Covers the Feast of Epiphany, the Baptism of the Lord, and the 2nd, 3rd […]

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Breaking Open the Word of Faith

Faith Sharing ebook for Sundays in December (Cycle B): Order the printer-ready December faith-sharing reflections and discussion questions on the readings from Sunday Mass. Ideal for Small Christian Communities (SCC), Bible study groups, RCIA and family discussions. Covers the four Sundays of Advent and the Solemnity of the Holy Family. […]

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Download Parish Resources for November

Index of All Resources for November: Download a printable preview (PDF format). Breaking Open the Word of Faith Sunday Reflections with discussion questions for the month of November Whole Parish License (unlimited printing) $100 Or get them year-round for less than $16/month! See description and other license options → Your […]

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Defining Purgatory

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day, November 2) Handout or Bulletin Insert. Description: Printable 4-page booklet (double-side on 2 sheets of paper) explains Catholic doctrine using scriptures and quotes by Saints. It answers the questions: What does the Catholic Church teach about the after-life? What is Purgatory? […]

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Why Pray for Souls in Purgatory?

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day, November 2) Handout or Bulletin Insert. Description: This handout or church bulletin insert for All Souls Day uses John 6:37-40 to explain why we honor all the departed who were the faithful followers of Christ. Can we help those who are […]

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Your Own Sainthood

Solemnity of All Saints Day (November 1) Handout or Bulletin Insert. Description: This handout or church bulletin insert for All Saints Day explains Church doctrine about sainthood, the communion of saints, and the unifying significance of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, described in the context of the reader’s own […]

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Breaking Open the Word of Faith

Faith Sharing ebook for Sundays in November: Order the printer-ready November faith-sharing reflections and discussion questions on the readings from Sunday Mass. Ideal for Small Christian Communities (SCC), Bible study groups, RCIA and family discussions. Covers the All Saints Day (Sunday November 1), 32nd and 33rd Sundays of Ordinary Time, […]

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