Bulletin Inserts & Class Handouts

Catholic parish resources for the liturgical year

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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Most Holy Trinity, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for June 16, 2019. Description: This reflection on the readings for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity asks the readers: What don’t you know that you hope God will reveal to you? What have you been asking Jesus to tell you […]

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Pentecost Sunday, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for June 9, 2019. Description: In the Gospel for Pentecost Sunday, John 20:19-23, Jesus says “peace be with you” twice. First, he gives his disciples the gift of peace so that they can take their focus off of their worries to look at […]

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7th Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for June 2, 2019. Description: On the 7th Sunday of Easter, John 17:20-26 contains the prayer for the Church that Jesus offered up to heaven shortly before he offered his life in the crucifixion. In it, he makes a sacrament out of relationships. […]

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The Ascension of the Lord, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for Ascension Sunday June 2, 2019. Description: What is so important about the Ascension of the Lord? Why did Jesus ascend to heaven? Imagine how readily people would have converted if he had resumed his public ministry after his resurrection. However, God’s […]

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6th Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for May 26, 2019. Description: To love Jesus means to live by his commandments and teachings. In our hearts, we do want to do this. We want to honor Christ by imitating him. We want to love like Jesus loves. We know that […]

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5th Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for May 19, 2019. Description: In John 13:31-35 on the 5th Sunday of Easter, Jesus praises God (the Father) while equating himself with God. He even calls his friends “children” as if he himself is God the Father! In so doing, he […]

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4th Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for May 12, 2019. Description: On the 4th Sunday of Easter, John 10:27-30 teaches us that Jesus, our Good Shepherd, is the only one we follow, the only one we can trust blindly. Only Jesus is perfect and knows all, understands all, […]

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3rd Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for May 5, 2019. Description: On the 3rd Sunday of Easter, John 21:1-19 makes us wonder: How did Jesus catch the fish he was barbecuing when the disciples came ashore? Did he have a net, too? Did he buy it in town […]

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2nd Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for April 28, 2019. Description: John 20:19-31 sets the stage for Pentecost. Prior to giving us the full gift of his Spirit, Jesus provides the gift of peace, the gift of his heart. A supernatural gift, it penetrates deep into our own […]

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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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Palm / Passion Sunday, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for April 14, 2019. Description: For Palm Sunday, there’s a key phrase in Luke 19:28-40, which we hear at the beginning of this Mass during the Procession with Palms. It sums up this experience of our union with God: “The Master has […]

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5th Sunday of Lent, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for April 7, 2019. Description: For the 5th Sunday of Lent, John 8:1-11 shows us a good example of how to treat someone who is, as Jesus says elsewhere in scripture (Matthew 25) “the least of these.” There are many in the […]

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4th Sunday of Lent, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for March 31, 2019. Description: For the 4th Sunday of Lent, from Luke 15:1-3,11-32 we can learn more about what happens during every Mass when we pray, “Lord, I am not worthy… but say the Word and my soul shall be healed.” […]

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