Lifelong CatechesisForming Catholic identity across generations
The twofold character of Advent calls us to prepare for the remembering of the Word made Flesh at Christmas, and directs us to wait with alertness for Jesus’ second coming.
Theme: We are getting ready to welcome Christ into our hearts.
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 things do you do to get ready for a big event or celebration?
Question for Youth: How do you share the Good News of Jesus with others?
Question for Adults: Name one thing you can do to help “prepare the way of the Lord?”