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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
August 19, 2017
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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

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • Today’s readings remind us that God watches over and protects us. Together with your family listen to the song “Be Not Afraid,” by Bob Dufford. (It can be downloaded from i-tunes.) Discuss: How does faith in Christ help you when you are afraid?
  • Do you personally know someone who has shown courage in the face of hardship or fear?  Show your support by writing a note of affirmation, or ask that person how you can help.
  • Say a family prayer with petitions for people who live in frightening surroundings.  Include your own intentions.  Respond, “Lord, in your great love, hear our prayer.”
  • Sit down with your family and watch a favorite suspenseful movie.  After the film, discuss ways that courage was shown or not shown in the movie.  Discuss:  Why are you afraid sometimes?  How can you help someone who is afraid?