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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

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • Plan a family celebration for the gifts that each family member has received from God. Each member should contribute to the celebration by offering something they created by using a talent God has given them. (For example, one child could play something on the piano; another could make a banner thanking God; another family member could bake cookies.) The celebration should include a short prayer service thanking God for the gifts.
  • Go for a winter walk with your family as a reminder of the gifts of nature. As you walk together, point out all the wondrous gifts of creation. Make an arrangement of winter gifts to remind the family of God’s abundance.
  • Discuss the different ministries within your church and the people who use their gifts for the community. Have each family member write a note of appreciation to one of these members of the community.
  • Each evening at dinnertime, ask a different family member to name one gift that each other member of the family brings to the family.