Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
April 23, 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

Feast of the Holy Family

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

  • God works in every family, calling it to be holy. No family is perfect, but Jesus helps families to grow in holiness. Talk to your family about what it means to be a holy family. This week make an extra effort to do nice things for your family members.
  • Have a family discussion about why it is important to obey our parents. Ask the children: How can you be more obedient and listen to your parents?
  • Plan a time to visit with your extended family. Tell stories about your family members, stories that make your family special to you.
  • Put the name of each member of the family in a bowl. Ask each family member to draw a name from the bowl and to write a thank you letter to that person for what he or she does for the family. Share the letters with the family.