Sunday Gospel Activities - March 2011


This month, all of our gospel activities will be posted here and updated in this spot as they become available. Please consider a visit to our brand new Forum, where we feature a new Catechists’ Corner. We’re hoping to make this a great gathering place for you to exchange ideas and conversation about teaching our faith. Enjoy!

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Please note that all missing activities will be added as soon as they are available.

March 6, 2011 – 9th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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March 13, 2011 – 1st Sunday of Lent

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March 20, 2011 – 2nd Sunday of Lent

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March 27, 2011 – 3rd Sunday of Lent

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Featured Product – This month, we welcome your support of by making any of your online purchases through either our Amazon or Catholic Company stores.  Please also consider a purchase of Lisa’s book The Handbook for Catholic Moms: Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul.  Thank you for your continued support!


About Author

Laura Grace writes our lesson plans from St. Nicholas Chapel at the Pax River Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Maryland. Visit Laura at her blog at The Catholic Toolbox. Elyse A. is a student who enjoys her faith and writing. Margaret Dwyer, a wife and mother of 4 children, lives in Easton, MA and runs Vacation Bible School at her parish in addition to teaching CCD and serving on the Pastoral Council. Margaret credits a friend's persistent urging to pray the Rosary and attend Mass during the week during a difficult time as a pivotal moment in her life, and feels called to bring Catholics to a deeper faith life by promoting the sacraments and the Rosary!


    • Monica – thanks for pointing that out. The dates are correct, but the title is incorrect. I will contact Elyse and ask her to update it. So sorry for the inconvenience!

  1. The Lenten calendar is a great idea. But, the pdf file is opening as 4 pages instead of 1, so it’s not printable/usable…

  2. Phyllis A. Braniff on


    I posted this on the “Gospel Activities” wall, but i thought i’d send you a note also.

    Is anyone else having problems printing the PDF pages off? Everytime i try, it freezes up my computer in the process of printing. Please forgive me for saying, but someone said, that if it only happens to these PDF’s, then they may be bad files.

    These have been great resources for 7th Grade CCD, to give them knowledge about their faith & Bible, & i’ve been having to sketch or trace these pictures off myself. In a way, that’s okay, because I do oil paint, and i need the sketching practice! So, it may be happening for a reason! 🙂

    I do put “” on all pages I trace or sketch.

    But, Has anyone else been having problems printing PDF’s ???

    THX for your time and attention, Lisa!

    Sincerely in Christ,

    Phyllis @};-

    • Phyllis – thanks for sharing. I can only go by my own experience, but the PDF files are printing just fine for me. How long have you been having this problem?

  3. Phyllis A. Braniff on

    You’re welcome Lisa, it started last Saturday, when I tried to print pages off. I’ve been sketching or tracing the pictures, so it’s not that much of a problem, like i said, this may be happening to me for a reason, to brush up on my sketching skills.

    The only problem is, the crosswords and Word Search, I am not able to print those out.

    I will check my computer for any troubleshooting.

    THX Lisa! <3

  4. rocks!!! Thank you so much for everything you share! 🙂
    bobo (Blessings and Hugs) 😉

  5. Hello! How are you doing?

    The picture (in the reflection) is soooooo cool. Thanks for the pics! And… in the lenten calendar, some of the dates are not formated in the middle so my students keep forgeting the top part! Can you please fix it? THX ALOT! 😉

  6. Lisa,

    First of all, i want to say, along with eveyone else, that is a wonderful resourse site~ You do ROCK! I’m just glad to be able to educate these children with the Catholic faith & God’s word!

    Today, i was running late, and I wanted the children to start a painting of St. Therese, for I teach @ Little Flower church, and i thought it’d be appropriate.

    Well, once we started on the painting, they started making paper airplanes, Lol~! ~ but, I do believe some did actually work on some of the worksheets and crossword puzzles.

    They normally do, i was just running late today.

    THX again for your Gifts of Faith for us, to spread to our children.

    In Jesus’ Loving Care,

    Phyllis @};-

  7. Lisa,

    Are there instructions for the 40 Day Lenten Game & Game spinner, or is it pretty much self explanatory? I am just not sure what it means by “take a piece”?

    Phyllis @};-

  8. Phyllis-

    In the lesson on March 6, 2011 it says:

    Matthew 7:24


    The House on the Rock

    Assembly: Use the coloring sheet above and print it out onto card stock. You can even have the students color it as well. Cut pictures into simple geometric shapes (at least 4 pieces) according to the player’s abilities (the younger the child, the fewer puzzle pieces). Example: For younger students, cut the pictures into equal size. For older students, cut the pictures into several odd shaped pieces. Place the puzzle pieces for the parable in their own envelop or zip lock bag and label.

    Directions for game: Place the pieces of the parable puzzle by each player. The players spin the spinner and follow the directions. The numbers on the spinner indicates how many pieces of the puzzle they are allowed to assemble. If they spin “Return a Piece” they must return a puzzle piece. The first player to complete their puzzle wins. Continue playing to find out who comes in second, third, fourth, etc. place.

    Directions for spinner: Copy and cut out the spinner wheel and spinner that is attached. Glue spinner wheel to cardboard and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make it last. To make a strong and simple spinner, cut it out of a plastic lid. Attach the spinner to the spinner wheel with a brass fastener. Be sure to not fasten the spinner down too tightly so it will spin properly.

    I hope this helps.

  9. As Director of Religious Education for our Parish, I love your site and use it weekly. However, I have CCD on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, and use the Sunday readings for the following Sunday…the color sheets, Mass worksheets, etc. are usually not ready to print on Mondays. Could it be at all possible to have that ready earlier in order that my catechists and students could benefit from these wonderful Gospel activities? I know this is a lot to ask, but my catechists love your resources! Thanks so much, and God Bless!

  10. Sorry for your loss Lisa. Lent is the perfect time to offer our Lord our sufferings and pain. May the Lord grant you and your family the serenity, peace, courage and unity you need during these hard times.

  11. Troy Ann Fuselier on

    I am so sorry for your loss…I was unaware of this when I sent my email. Please accept my apology. And thanks so much for having the coloring sheets and other Gospel activities accessable this Monday morning! My Catechists are thrilled with these resources! Again, thanks and God Bless!

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