Lifelong CatechesisForming Catholic identity across generations
The sound of Alleluias fills the 50 days of Easter Sunday to Pentecost as we give thanks for the gift of our salvation. The Easter Triduum recalls the passion and resurrection of Christ in the sacred journey from Holy Thursday to Easter Vigil. "Dying he destroyed our death. Rising he restored our life."
Theme: We must love one another.
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s Second Reading from St. John
Step One: Listen to the Word
Hearing these words of St. John proclaimed once again, what single word or phrase catches your ear today? Which line of this reading can you repeat from memory?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: Whom do you love? Who loves you? How do you show your love?
Question for Youth: How would you describe the kind of love that Jesus modeled?
Question for Adults: Share about one person in your life with whom the command to love has become a reality, a parent, spouse, friend, or colleague – or even a stranger.