Bulletin Inserts & Class Handouts

Catholic parish resources for the liturgical year

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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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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