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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
December 17, 2017
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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.

Questions of the Week

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Theme: Jesus asks his disciples to take their cross and follow him.

Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s Gospel from Matthew

Step One: Listen to the Word
As you listen to this Scripture story today, what is one word or thought that really struck you? What image do you take away from this reading?

Step Two: Look into Your Life

Question for Children: How can you live as a follower of Jesus?

Question for Youth: What does Jesus demand of his followers?

Question for Adults: What does this Gospel teach you about the cost of discipleship and how does it relate to your experience so far?