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The Kids’ Bulletins are a resource for Catholic kids who would like to have some fun while learning about the readings from the Sunday Mass every week. (Ordinary Form)ย  They are made by a lady in Canada who is happy to share them with anyone who can use them to help learn or teach about the truth and beauty of the Faith.

Feel free to use the puzzles and/or comics separately, but acknowledgement of the source would be appreciated.

I hope the Kids’ Bulletins help you to know, love and serve God better every day.

All for the glory of God!

69 responses

  1. Oh I am so happy to have stumbled across your site:) How lovely! I am homeschooling an ADHD/LD child in the US and these little gems will help reinforce Sunday Mass beautifully:)

    1. Glad to help! Pass it on to your friends too- and parishes are welcome to use the bulletins as well!

      1. Our Parish is interested in using your product, but we would like to clarify that there are no charges to download it and copy it. So far we have not seen any. Thank you

      2. Hi Nancy.
        There is no charge- this is a private voluntary enterprise for the sole purpose of educating children in the Faith.
        Thanks for asking!

      3. I’m wondering how the tagging system on the site works. I’m looking for a story about Saint Martha, but when I search saint names things are coming up.

        Thank you for all the work that you have done with this, it is amazing.

      4. Hi.
        I haven’t yet made a cartoon of St. Martha- we don’t know much about her other than what we read in the Gospel. Was there an event you would like to use one for?
        God bless!

      5. Hi there! I am also in Canada, Ontario. However, I would like to know if your material is posted a few days prior Sunday masses or after. This way I will know if we will be able to use your material since I am hoping to start a Sunday Children’s Liturgy in my church. Please be so kind to let me know.
        Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

      6. Hi Ana. Sorry for the delay- I didn’t see your comment. I usually publish the bulletin on the Wednesday (or now Tuesday or Monday) prior to the Sunday.

    2. I love the Kids’ Bulletin and we plan to use it in our church. At what point in the week are the bulletins available to print for the following Sunday? I can’t seem to print more than one Sunday at a time.

      1. Hi Therese.
        I nearly always have the bulletin published on Wednesday mornings (mountain time!) for the following Sunday. If I’m able at some point I’ll try to have them ready a week or more in advance but time doesn’t allow that at present. ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. Thanks a bunch! You’re doing a fine job. I certainly didn’t mean to suggest that you should work faster. Your work is a blessing to many, many children. Thank you, thank you! Blessings…Therese

  2. These are terrific, but it would be much more helpful if they were posted as .pdf or .doc files for downloading and printing. Right now, as photos, they don’t print full-page unless I spend a ton of time cutting, pasting, and resizing, and I just don’t have time to do that. Are other people having this problem, or am I just missing something? Thanks!

    1. I struggled with this for a while also. I’ve found that this works wonderfully with very little effort:

      1. Open the bulletin and a Word document.
      2. Edit the Word document’s orientation to landscape and the margins to narrow.
      3. Go back to the bulletin and click on the first image. Once it is enlarged, right click and hit copy image.
      4. Go back to the Word document, right click, and hit paste.
      5. Print the Word document.
      6. Go back to the bulletin and click the right arrow to view the second image enlarged, then right click on it and hit copy image.
      7. Go back to the Word document, erase the previous image, then right click, and hit paste.
      8. Print the Word document.

      It may sound complicated, but it truly only takes a minute or less. Hope this helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. CatholicMumof4 | Reply

    What an God given awesome discovery! I have four kids ranging in ages and am just so thankful that I discovered your Catholic newsletters as I was googling information about Corpus Christi for Children’s Mass. Thankyou so much for your time & efforts. It is my prayer that our Parish continues to utilise this resources as we are leaving next week BUT I will take it along to my new Parish and prayfully do with it as God wills. May God continue to give you strength and the Holy Spirit guide you for many, many years to come. God bless.

  4. When do you post the new bulletins for downloading – all I keep seeing is the one for July 1st? I really like these – another parishioner told me about this service

  5. I’m so fortunate to stumble on your site now. This discovery will help me to teach my four to eight years old liturgical class in my parish better-there is virtually no resource material at the moment-So please I’ll like to know when new bulletin are posted. Thanks and God bless!

    1. Hi Joseph. I usually get the weekend’s bulletin posted the Thursday night before (in Canadian time!) I’m hoping eventually to have them up earlier, so keep checking.

  6. Hello Sisters!!! Just a genuine Thank You to you both…. I recently starting sharing the Liturgy of the Word for the Children’s Mass and this is JUST WHAT WE NEEDED!!!! The Children and I Thank You from the bottom of our hearts!!! ~HUGS~

  7. Hi there! Is there any way for the files to be made available in an editable format? We really like the work but want to personalize it for our parish – add our name, a few announcements for the children, that sort of thing.

    1. Hi David.
      I use an open source program to make the bulletins, so I don’t think the files are compatible with other programs. However, please feel free to do editing on the PDF or .jpg files. If you don’t need too much room for announcements and stuff, my recommendation would be to shrink what’s on the back page (maybe put a ‘box’ around it) and add your text at the bottom. But that’s just an idea. Good luck and God bless!

      1. Hi Sparky, Wondering if there was any way to get the upcoming Sunday files before Wednesday? My friend and I teach Religious Education on Wed. evenings and we go over the upcoming Sunday readings…thank you for all you do!!!

      2. Hi Julie.
        Working on it… ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Thank you so much for this awesome resource..I would like to credit the author when I use the contents of this newsletter…whom do I give credit to? (other than a lady in Canada!)

    1. Hi Michelle.
      You can just put “Reprinted with permission from http://www.thekidsbulletin.wordpress.com” or “Used with permission from http://www.thekidsbulletin.wordpress.com” if you like.
      Thanks for asking and God bless!

  9. Your bulletins are wonderful! They are so helpful in explaining the readings to my children. Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. Thank you so very much for sharing… What a wealth of information and knowledge. I especially enjoy the saint segments. I teach first grade CCD for an hour and 15 minutes a week, and we are always in a rush. I copied some of the saints on tagboard and made a set of 5 for the children to share. Now we can learn a little about some of our great saints and it only takes a couple of minutes… THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ๐Ÿ™‚ May God continue to bless you for all your generous time and work.

  11. Please send us an address, we would like to make a donation to the person who puts all the work into the Kid’s Bulletin each week. Thank you

  12. is there one place that I can access all the saints stories in comic fashion? also I am having trouble printing the older saints stories is there a way to do it?

    1. Hi Bonnie.
      At this point the comics are made just for the bulletin so the only way even I have access to them is by copying them from the bulletins. I’m not sure what advice to give you for the older ones- they’re all in .jpg format, which is pretty universal.

  13. How do we get future copies of the readings

    1. Hi Wanda.
      I usually get the bulletin done on Wednesday mornings, so the following Sunday’s will only be there the Wednesday prior. If you want to find the Mass readings for the upcoming Sunday you can find them on a number of websites- here’s one I sometimes use: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/inspiration.asp
      God bless.

  14. Can you tell me how to get each weeks bulletin a week prior to the date so I have time to use it in children’s liturgy?

  15. Madeleine Porter | Reply

    I just found it and love it.
    I have a youth group that meets once a week.
    This is ideal.
    Thank you so much.

  16. How can I get your bulletin to print in landscape like a regular bulletin?
    Beautiful addition to our catechism classes!!!

  17. Finally found it! This will help us with the rest of Lent. Thanks. I really like your suggestions.

  18. WOW! AMAZING! WONDERFUL! GRATEFULL!
    This will take our learning & living to a whole new level!

  19. Love your work!!! Is there a possibility we can have it two weeks in advance so that families can prepare for the upcoming Sunday? This is a great tool to prepare kids for the upcoming Sunday at home and not during Mass.

    1. Hi Father.
      At this point I’m scrambling to get the painting and editing done before I go to work Wednesday mornings. Maybe if you pray really hard I could get a week ahead…

  20. Thank you so much for providing this free resource for all to use!! I am a homeschooling mom of 6, soon to be 7, and am using them in my 3rd grade Parish Catechism class. It is wonderful to have access to such a wonderful, up to date, resource! The work put into these are incredible. Thank you! Thank you!

  21. Harold Richard, Jr. | Reply

    Can I get these in a PDF format to print a quality copy for the Kids. I am willing to pay to get these.

    1. There’s a PDF version under the image every week. I hope it’s showing up- it’s just a text link but you can click on it.

  22. I just happened on this site when I was searching for kids’ bulletins. I had gone to visit my sister and they had a children’s bulletin which the kids loved. I thought it would be great if our parish had one. I was going to make one, but when I found your site I was elated! Such a wonderful bulletin and free!! I have been printing and our priest has been distributing them after mass for the last month. The children love it! We can’t thank you enough. You are a special Angel.

  23. We love them here in St. George NB, Canada

    I was wondering if there was a little corner that could remind the children the importance of the sacraments – ie the Holy Eucharist being the center, source and summit of our faith – something that would each week draw their attention to the importance of attending Mass etc. – a constant reminder.

    Keep up the wonderful work!

  24. Good morning,
    Will you be posting anything for Ash Wednesday 2015?

    1. Hi Laura.
      No, I don’t have anything specifically for Ash Wednesday, the only thing I have ready is the Lenten calendar, the link to which is on last Sunday’s post.

  25. I just came across this site and I am thrilled! What a great resource! I have been looking for something like this for years. Thank you for making and sharing!

  26. Missy McKenzie | Reply

    What a wonderful ministry you have!! We just found you and are printing out some of the bulletins to have available for the kiddos this Palm Sunday at Mass. Thank you so much for taking the time to put these together – they’re fantastic!! God bless you!

  27. Tracy Sivak, DRE, St. Anthony of Padua, King George, VA | Reply

    Once again, I just want to thank you for your great resource! I use these with the children in my RE program. The catechists and parents love having a way to reinforce the Gospel message, learn abut saints, and have fun! May God continue to bless you for your wonderful work!

  28. Hi there, really love these bulletins…it’s been circulating via Whatsapp among a few of our parishioners. Would like to include the bulletins in a monthly catholic magazine in our vicariate. Do let me know the formalities/permissions for the same. God bless you.

    1. Hi! The bulletins are meant to help kids learn and love the Faith, so please feel free to re-publish them. If you just want to mention that the magazine is using the bulletins with permission from http://www.thekidsbulletin.wordpress.com that would be fine!

  29. Hello – we are looking to create a “family page/children’s page” in our Sunday bulletin. How do we obtain permission to use some of your bulletins in this way? The bulletin is a free publication to the parishioners as well as to the parish. Thank you and God bless.

    1. Hi Marie.
      The Kids’ Bulletin is free to use as is or in part. If you could just note that it’s being used with permission from http://www.thekidsbulletin.wordpress.com that would be lovely.
      God bless!

  30. God bless your marriage! Thank you for your wonderful project for our children. May God grant you the time and resources to continue providing these.

    One helpful thing you could include in your bulletin would be the scripture references used that particular Sunday. I believe this would help Catholic kids become more fully aware that the readings are from the Bible and serve as a tool for them to look the readings up themselves โ€“ a worthwhile activity to encourage in childrenโ€™s gatherings.

    Have a blessed and fruitful life in your new vocation!

  31. I love this bulletin! Thank you so much. Have you ever included a cartoon on the life of St. Martha?

    1. Hi Nicole.
      I haven’t yet done a cartoon of St. Martha, since we don’t really know anything about her other than what we read in the Gospel. Her feast is in July. Is there a particular event you wanted to use it for?
      God bless!

  32. Brighton Stefanyshyn | Reply

    Good Evening,
    i was given this website for bulletins for our kids in St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church and we follow the Byzantine (the old calendar) is it possible for someone to create one for the Byzantine ??

  33. I love your page!! I work for a Church/School in Fort Smith, Arkansas and I am always looking for a way to evangelize the different groups in our parish!

    Thank you so much for sharing your work with all of us!

    God bless you!

  34. Thanks and God Bless you for your hard work producing these wonderful resources. We are using the Lenten Calendar for our Youth Group 3in1@CTK at Christ The King, Thornbury, UK.

    AMDG

  35. Hi…It looks very interesting and I’m sure the kids under 12 at church will enjoy it.
    Could you please let me know if I can print out these sheets for alteast 8 to 10 weeks in advance.say from Oct to Dec 16.
    Thanks
    Jacqui

  36. Thank you very much for this creative resource.
    God bless your noble and generous ministry.
    Castilino

  37. These are so great! My daughter and I love working through these together. This a such a great resource! God bless you for sharing your talents free of charge! I have posted a link to your website on my website (freetruth.ca), which is a database of free Catholic resources. If you would rather I not do this, please let me know and I’ll remove the link. Thank you for all your hard work in creating these!
    Jocelyne

    1. Thank you, Jocelyne! I’m glad you are finding the bulletins helpful! And thank you for sharing the link. I’m always happy to know that more people are able to make use of the kids’ bulletins.
      God bless!

  38. please could I have the link to the children’s Lenten calendars – 4 page – ie 2 dbl sided in color – cannot find it at this moment … THANK YOU!!

    1. Hi Sherryl!

      Here’s the link to the post with the Lent calendar from last year. I’ll be reposting it soon as well. https://thekidsbulletin.wordpress.com/2016/02/02/the-kids-bulletin-for-sunday-february-7th-2016/

      God bless!

  39. When is the upcoming weekend bulletin posted?

    1. Hi Cathie.
      I usually have them published on Tuesdays- it’s going to be a bit late today as I’ve got a busy schedule.
      God bless!

  40. Thank you so much for sharing these bulletins! They are beautiful and well made! God Bless! I will use the with our Parish here in Mamaroneck, NY.

  41. Hello ,iam coordinator for religious ed at our church ,love the kids bulletin ,i have question on a contact # to call need to know if i can order for the year and how much it would cost or is it just a download .please email me
    Thank you so much

    1. Hi Mary.
      The Kids’ Bulletin is a free resource, so there is no cost. I publish the bulletin for each Sunday the week prior (usually on Tuesdays.) The easiest way to get the bulletin every week is to subscribe on the blog with your email address, and an email will be sent every time a bulletin is published. And of course you can unsubscribe at any time with the link in the emails you get.
      God bless!

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