Bulletin Inserts & Class Handouts

Catholic parish resources for the liturgical year

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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Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Cycle A

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life Bulletin Insert for January 12, 2020. Description: This bulletin insert for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord explains the “initiation rite” that launched Jesus’ public ministry. We, too, have experienced this same Baptism: Our first Sacrament of Initiation immersed us into the […]

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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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