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:

  • Talk to your family about someone who works for your parish or someone who volunteers time to serve the poor in your community. Write a letter of support to this person thanking him or her for living a way of life that Jesus calls us to follow.
  • Provide each family member with construction paper to make road signs that lead to God. Discuss with your family how Jesus gives direction to our lives. Conclude with a family prayer expressing faith in Jesus as the way, the truth, and the life.
  • Gather with your family at mealtime and talk about the troubles of the day. Remind each other that we need to place our troubles in the hands of the Lord. For the mealtime prayer, reread the Gospel reading for this Sunday (John 14:1-12) to your family.
  • Play the game, “Follow the Leader” as a family. Have a family discussion about what it means to follow the way of the Lord.