Bulletin Inserts & Class Handouts

Catholic parish resources for the liturgical year

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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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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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 and […]

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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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Download Parish Resources for October

Index of All Resources for October: Download a printable preview (PDF format). Breaking Open the Word of Faith Sunday Reflections with discussion questions for the month of October Whole Parish License (unlimited printing) $80 Or get them year-round for less than $16/month! See description and other license options → Our […]

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Successful Faith in a Family of Sinful Saints

Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles (October 28) Handout or Bulletin Insert. Description: You and I are members of the same imperfect household. It’s a family that includes the saints in heaven as well as the unfinished saints on earth. In Ephesians 2:19-22, St. Paul says that we form […]

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