What Are Your Treasures in Heaven?

What Are Your Treasures in Heaven?

Do you have a piggy bank? Do you have somewhere you keep your extra money, or where you try to save for something? You probably keep it in a safe place, because it is a little treasure for you, isn’t it? Today’s Gospel reading gives us some special advice for...

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God Wants Us to Help the Hungry

God Wants Us to Help the Hungry

Have you ever had a chance to help the hungry? Not just making a snack for yourself, but really helping some people who don’t have much to eat or money to buy food. Have you packed meals, or have you given money to IOCC or a local food shelf? Have...

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God Gives Us Freedom

God Gives Us Freedom

Can you think of a time your parents gave you a choice to do something? Maybe they let you decide whether to go somewhere, or what to eat, or what color to paint the walls. They probably knew the best way, but they still let you decide. Today, we hear...

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What does God want from YOU?

What does God want from YOU?

Do you ever think about what you want from God? It’s good to pray to God and ask Him for health, for strength, to help you be better at things. But did you ever wonder what God wants from YOU? Today is the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee—You...

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Who Takes You to Church?

Who Takes You to Church?

Do you go with your parents or your grandparents? Do you sometimes go with a friend or with your Godmother or Godfather? Today is one of the 12 great feasts of our Church. We celebrate the day that Mary and Joseph brought the 40-day-old baby Jesus into the holy Temple....

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Do Receive Jesus Joyfully?

Do Receive Jesus Joyfully?

Receive Him Joyfully Can you think of something you have to do, but you don’t want to do? Maybe a chore like cleaning up your room or doing homework? Sometimes chores like those seem to take forever! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear the story of Zacchaeus. You remember that...

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Being Christian Isn’t Easy

Being Christian Isn’t Easy

Has anybody ever told a lie to you? Have you ever been untruthful about something too? In today’s epistle reading, Saint Paul writes, “Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature and have put on the new nature.” Saint Paul knew that “Do...

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God Can Make Little, Humble Places Be Impressive

God Can Make Little, Humble Places Be Impressive

Do you live in a big city or a little, tiny town? God can make little, humble places be impressive. In this week’s Gospel reading, we hear about where our Lord, Jesus Christ lived. After He was baptized, Christ started His ministry—His real work! The Gospel tells us that Jesus...

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Saint John Gave God the Glory

Saint John Gave God the Glory

Give God the Glory! Have you ever had to admit somebody was better than you are at something? Maybe you lost an arm wrestling match, or maybe you lost a race. Maybe you lost at a spelling bee or another contest. It is humbling when we have to admit somebody...

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Did You Know: Jesus Came From Bethlehem, Egypt, and Nazareth

Did You Know: Jesus Came From Bethlehem, Egypt, and Nazareth

Lots of people wanted to know “Where is Jesus from?” Well, He lived in Bethlehem, Egypt, and then Nazareth. Have you ever met somebody new? When we meet somebody, you might get asked, “What’s your name?” or “Where are you from?” or “Where do you live?” When we want to...

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Do You Know Where the Word “Bible” Comes From?

Do You Know Where the Word “Bible” Comes From?

It comes from the Greek word, “biblos,” which means “book.” And today’s Gospel reading starts with that very word. It starts “The book of the Genealogy of Jesus Christ.” The words “the book” are the very beginning of the New Testament, when we learn about our Lord, Jesus Christ. Why...

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Getting Ready for Christmas this Year

Getting Ready for Christmas this Year

What do you do to get ready for Christmas? Do you buy or make presents? Do you help decorate? Do you go to Christmas parties? Do you make cookies? Do you get pictures taken with Santa Claus? This time of year, we have lots of things to do that help...

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