Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
April 15, 2024


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.

Activity of the Week

Baptism of the Lord

Choose one of the following activities as a way to further reflect on the Sunday readings:

  • At his Baptism, Jesus was publicly proclaimed God’s Son and then filled with the Spirit. At that moment, he began his life work of proclaiming the kingdom of God on earth. At our baptism, we, too, were filled with the Spirit. How are we called to proclaim the kingdom of God?
  • This week, come to church with your family and get some holy water. When you get home, put it in a small bowl. Begin a family ritual of beginning the day by making the sign of the cross with holy water and recalling your baptism. Check to see that your child knows how to make the sign of the cross reverently.
  • Celebrate the Baptism of the Lord by having a celebration of Baptisms in your own family. Invite all godparents for this special occasion. Place symbols of Baptism on a table in your home. Tell family stories about Baptisms.
  • How does your family help you better live the new life that has been given to you at Baptism?