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Scripture Resources for Catechists

July 27 2014

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Pearl of Great PriceGospel: Matthew 13:44-52 (Parables of The Treasure and The Pearl)

Scripture Commentary for Catechists

'Sunday Connection' Scripture Commentary

Question of the Week (Adults): What would you be willing to "sell", or do without, in order to achieve your dreams for yourself or your family?

Question of the Week (Children): What good thing do you want so much that you would give up something else to get it?

Catechism Connection

546 - The Kingdom belongs to the poor and lowly

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Saints This Week

July 29 Saint Martha patron of housewives, waiters, waitresses
July 30 Saint Peter Chrysologus Doctor of the Church
July 31 Saint Ingatius Loyola patron or Retreats
August 1 Saint Alphonsus Liguori patron of Theologians, Vocations
August 2 Saint Eusebius of Vercelli

August 3 2014

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Five Loaves and Two FishGospel: Matthew 14:13-21 (Jesus Feeds Five Thousand)

Scripture Commentary for Catechists

'Sunday Connection' Scripture Commentary

Question of the Week (Adults): To whom could you bring the assurance of Christ's love this week?

Question of the Week (Children): Do you remember a time when you felt better because someone acted with love?

Catechism Connection

448 - Jesus' title of "Lord"
1329 - The 'Breaking of the Bread' and the Eucharist
1335 - The Miracles of the Loaves anticipates the Eucharist

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Saints This Week

August 4 Saint John Vianney patron of parish priests, priests
August 6 Transfiguration of the Lord
August 7 Saint Cejetan
August 8 Saint Dominic patron of Astronomers, Dominican Republic
August 9 Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

August 10 2014

Nineeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus Calms the StormGospel: Matthew 14:22-33 (Jesus Calms the Storm)

Scripture Commentary for Catechists

'Sunday Connection' Scripture Commentary

Question of the Week (Adults): When have you doubted God's loving care for you?

Question of the Week (Children): What helps you keep trying even when you are afraid?

Catechism Connection

448 - Jesus' title of "Lord"

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Saints This Week

August 10 Saint Lawrence patron of Cooks, the Poor
August 11 Saint Clare patron of Eye disorders, Television
August 13 Saints Pontian and Hippolytus, martyrs
August 14 Saint Maximilian Kolbe, martyr, patron of drug addicts
August 15 Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary
August 16 Saint Stephen of Hungary

August 15 2014

Solemnity of the Assumptioon of the Blessed Virgin Mary

AssumptionGospel: Luke 1:39-56 (The Annunciation)

Scripture Commentary for Catechists

'Sunday Connection' Scripture Commentary

Question of the Week (Adults): How does your beleif in eternal life affect your daily life? 

Question of the Week (Children): What does it mean to have hope?

Catechism Connection

966 - The Assumption of Mary

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August 17 2014

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus and the Canaanite WomanGospel: Matthew 15:21-28 (Faith of the Caananite Woman)

Scripture Commentary for Catechists

'Sunday Connection' Scripture Commentary

Question of the Week (Adults): When has the faith of someone from another race or culture enriched your own?

Question of the Week (Children): What could you do to help someone of another race or culdrure feel at more home in your neighborhood?

Catechism Connection

448 - Jesus is addressed as "Lord"
2610 - Prayer in faith

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Saints This Week

August 17 Saint Joan of the Cross
August 18 Saint Jane Frances de Chantal
August 19 Saint John Etudes
August 20 Saint Bernard of Clairvaux 
August 21 Saint Pius X, Pope
August 22 Queenship of Mary
August 23 Saint Rose of Lima patron of the Americas, Latin America, Peru, the Philippines, Florists