Great Ideas: Gospel Preview

Gospel Preview

Every Friday I read aloud the Gospel for Sunday. We begin by talking about the different parts of the Bible (Old and New Testament) and recalling a few of our favorite stories from the Bible. I then read that Sunday’s Gospel, stopping to explain parts that I think may be confusing for my students. If possible, I explain it to them using examples from their own lives (for the Good Samaritan, we may talk about seeing a student hurt on the playground). In this way, they are better prepared to listen to the Gospel on Sunday. I follow this same procedure before our school Masses during the week. It helps them to follow along with the Gospel and be ready to answer the priest’s questions during his homily!

—Agnes Forck, teacher, St. Peter Interparish School, Jefferson City, MO