Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
May 22, 2024

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.

Activity of the Week

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • Create a “Household Values” statement. Discuss the family’s priorities and values. Identify values that are most important to the household and write them down. Are the family members’ priorities in line with God’s teaching or do they need some adjusting? Keep the written statement in your home as a reminder for the family of what is really important in life.
  • Reflect on how you can use your possessions, money and gifts in the service of God and neighbor. What organizations in your community are helping those in need? Get involved with this group!
  • Plan a family fun time together—a whole day if possible. Go fishing, bowling, or skating; go out for pizza. Let it be a time when family members can forget their other concerns and simply enjoy each other. Talk about what each family member has learned lately or accomplished lately or done lately.
  • Together with your children sort through your cupboards. Make a commitment in advance that you and your children will donate to a food bank things from the cupboard which would be appropriate. Discuss with your children that this is part of what Jesus meant when he said, “Share your gifts with others.”