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Gifts for the New Year

Catholic School Educators: Call to Discipleship

NCEA is pleased to share its new weekly reflection series “Catholic School Educators: Call to Discipleship” for the new liturgical year. This series shares reflections for educators contributed by Justin McClain, teacher at Bishop McNamara High School and author of Called to Teach: Daily Inspiration for Catholic Educators. The weekly reflections are a regular feature in our Friday Weekly Round Up blog posts on www.nceatalk.org – check back each Friday for a new weekly reflection.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Gospel Reading: Luke 2:16-21

“All who heard it were amazed…”

Once your students return from the Christmas break, it may be challenging to get their attention. Their minds may still be in “vacation” mode. However, since we are still in the Christmas season, remember to take every opportunity to remind your students of the Good News that was born at Christmas, as transmitted by the example of the lives of the Blessed Virgin Mary (whom we recognize with the title of the Mother of God) and Saint Joseph (Christ’s earthly father). Join the shepherds in “[making] known the message” (v. 17) in order to lead your students to remain “amazed” (v. 18).

In what ways can you draw your students to reflect on the joy of Christmas beyond Christmas Day?