Lifelong CatechesisForming Catholic identity across generations
During the Christmas season from December 24th until the Sunday after Epiphany, we reflect upon the mystery of love that is made visible in the birth and early childhood of Christ.
Theme: "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased."
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s Gospel
Step One: Listen to the Word
As you hear this reading, what words or phrases strike you? What in this reading touches your heart? What lingers in your memory?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: What are some things you can do to please God?
Question for Youth: "With you I am well pleased." What are you doing right now that is pleasing to God? How does it feel to live that way?
Question for Adults: Name a time when you felt your actions were pleasing to God.