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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
September 18, 2018
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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

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • The more we are open to Jesus in our lives the more we understand our need for him. Take a moment of silence this week and ask God to open your ears, eyes, mind and heart to the power of Jesus.
  • Jesus opened the ears of the deaf and cured the mute so that they could speak. Whom do you know who might feel separated or lonely because of a disability? Discuss as a family how you can reach out to the person.
  • Take turns experimenting with the experience of being unable to speak or see or walk. Did you feel left out? Who helped you feel as if you were part of the group? How does Jesus help you to hear and speak?
  • Prejudices can be subtle, such as jokes told about people of a certain ethnic or national heritage. Discuss as a family how you can respond to this kind of humor.