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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
August 19, 2017
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Lent

Forty days before the Triduum, the Lenten season disposes Catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery through prayer and penitential practices.

Questions of the Week

First Sunday of Lent

Theme: Lent is time to open our hearts more fully to Jesus.

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: When you feel tempted to do wrong, how do you remain strong in your faith?

Question for Youth: What is one thing you will do during Lent to become more open to God in your life?

Question for Adults: As you come to understand the temptation of Jesus in the desert, which one of the devil’s offerings is hardest for you to resist?