Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
May 22, 2024


The sound of Alleluias fills the 50 days of Easter Sunday to Pentecost as we give thanks for the gift of our salvation. The Easter Triduum recalls the passion and resurrection of Christ in the sacred journey from Holy Thursday to Easter Vigil. "Dying he destroyed our death. Rising he restored our life."

Activity of the Week

Fifth Sunday of Easter

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

  • Jesus gave us a new commandment, to love one another. Make a sign for the refrigerator with the message Love One Another on it. Let each member of the family help decorate the sign.
  • Have each family member cut out a heart from construction paper and write his or her name on one side of the heart. Then discuss how your family can be a better sign of God’s love. After the discussion, each family member should write down one thing he or she will do this week to make God’s love more alive in your home.
  • Work together to make a collage with the theme “Love is…” Look through magazines to find pictures that illustrate Christian love.
  • Discuss television commercials that distort the meaning of love. Ask each family member to come up with a television commercial for Christian love. Have fun as a family presenting the commercials.