Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
July 17, 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

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • Gather for family prayer around a small bowl of soil. Use this week’s responsorial psalm for the refrain. “The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest.” Ask each family member to name one action he or she has done or has seen another family member do during the week that proclaimed God’s word of love, justice, and peace.
  • Hearing the word of God is one thing but living it is another. In the beginning of the week, together as a family select a Scripture passage and decide on a family project to carry out the message of the reading.
  • Do yard work together as a family, or have children help water houseplants. Discuss what your family can do to help seeds of faith grow in your household.
  • Take a walk to look at summer lawns and gardens. Where are they growing well? Where not so well? What could be the cause of this? Have each family member reflect on his or her own life. Has the seed of faith fallen on good soil?