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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
January 16, 2019
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Ordinary Time

For a large part of the liturgical year, we devote ourselves to listening to the mystery of Christ in all its aspects unfolded as we seek God's truth and understanding.

Activity of the Week

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Choose one of the following activities as a way to further reflect on the Sunday readings:

  • The readings for this Sunday remind us that we are called by God to go forth and share the Good News. Decide as a family upon one action that would show your willingness to follow the way of Jesus. For example, visit a neighbor who is sick, offer to take a homebound person shopping, invite someone who lives alone to dinner.
  • Light a candle and dim the light in the room. Allow quiet time for God to speak to each family member. Encourage family members to listen to God’s call. Each person could share what happened in the silence.
  • Take your family on a fishing expedition. Be aware of what God is speaking to your family though creation. Remind your children that Jesus performed a fishing miracle to reveal his love and power for Simon, who was a fisherman. Talk about how Jesus shows his love for you.
  • Discuss the following questions with your family: In what ways can you use your gifts and talents to catch people for Jesus? What prevents you from following Jesus?