Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
February 20, 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:

  • Go on a nature walk with your family and collect tree branches. When you get home, attach string to the branches and create a mobile. Remind each family member how Jesus is the vine, the support in each person’s life, and how we serve as branches to spread his word to all.
  • Talk about ways we stay in contact with the vine that is Jesus. Do we take time every day to pray? How often do we read the Bible? Is there a quiet place where we can go sometimes to be alone with God? Are we fruitful vines?
  • Discuss at the dinner table a good deed that you will do for someone this week. Ask each family member to talk about how he or she will help spread the kingdom of God.
  • Take time to visit a parishioner who is not able to come to Mass on Sunday. Perhaps you can read the Sunday readings with the person.