Bulletin Inserts & Class Handouts

Catholic parish resources for the liturgical year

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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21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for August 23, 2020. Description: Reflection for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time shows that when Jesus ordained Peter to become the rock upon which he would build his Church (Matthew 16:13-20), he made a promise. The gates of hell, he said, speaking […]

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20th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for August 16, 2020. Description: Reflection for the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time uses the Gospel reading, Matthew 15:21-28, to challenge readers to examine their tendency to judge others. The Canaanite woman had two prejudicial strikes against her: gender and nationality. Of […]

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19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for August 9, 2020. Description: Reflection for 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time explores the idea of a well-balanced faith life. In the Gospel reading, Matthew 14:22-33, Jesus finishes with the miracle of multiplying a few loaves and fish to feed thousands of […]

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18th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for August 2, 2020. Description: Reflection for the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time reveals what it means to be fed by the hand of God. As we say in the responsorial Psalm, “The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all […]

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22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for August 30, 2020. Description: Reflection for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time invites readers to reflect on how the prophet felt in Jeremiah 20:7-9. We’ve all sometimes felt like yelling at God: “You duped me, O Lord, and I let myself […]

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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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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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