Manfred Antranias Zimmer via Pixabay (public domain)Church pews in an empty church.Bishop Christopher Coyne of Burlington announced in September 2018 that the diocese was waiving nondisclosure agreements for abuse victims, and that the diocese had not required nondisclosure agreements on the part of victims since 2002.
Courtesy photo.Fire damage at the Church of St. Nicholas in Kyiv, Ukraine.According to the parish’s website, Pope John Paul II visited the church on June 25, 2001, during his pastoral visit to Ukraine.
Feast of St. Matthew, author of the first of the four Gospels
Matthew, the son of Alpheus (Mark 2:14) was a Galilean, although Eusebius informs us that he was a Syrian. As tax-gatherer at Capharnaum, he collected custom duties for Herod Antipas, and, although a Jew, was despised by the Pharisees, who hated all publicans. When summoned by Jesus, Matthew arose and followed Him and tendered Him a feast in his house, where tax-gatherers and sinners sat at table with Christ and His disciples. This drew forth a protest from the Pharisees whom Jesus rebuked in these consoling words: “I came not to call the just, but sinners.” (link)
This feast day is one of the most significant feast days for Pope Francis. He has spoken often of its importance to him.
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As you’re pre-teaching, re-teaching, and reviewing the Mass, remember that it helps students to MOVE while they learn. The Mass sorting cards are easy to print and lay out for students to use for review. There are also games on this blog post if you need more ideas.
The Catholic Kids Bulletin worksheets match up to the weekly Mass readings in the Catholic Church. There are coloring pages that match the weekly Gospel reading. In addition, there are activities throughout the month, along with Psalm copy work and a word search. The top of each bulletin outlines the liturgy so kids can follow along during Mass and learn the order and structure of the Mass. Each week, I highlight a Catholic Saint, this month it includes Saint Jude and Saint Martin de Porres! These help students focus at Mass, or as a pre-teaching activity to help prepare your students for the Sunday Mass.
October Catholic Kids Bulletin
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Burlington, Vt., Sep 21, 2021 / 17:05 pm (CNA).
Some former residents of a long-closed Catholic orphanage in Vermont say they are dissatisfied with the local diocese’s response to their complaints of abuse, while the Diocese of Burlington maintains it has been transparent and helpful.