Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
May 22, 2024


Forty days before the Triduum, the Lenten season disposes Catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery through prayer and penitential practices.

Activity of the Week

First Sunday of Lent

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

  • Talk about ways family members can become more like Jesus during the season of Lent. Create a family prayer space in your home. Read from the gospels each day. Have each family member choose a Lenten practice and write it on a piece of paper. The papers can be folded and placed in the prayer space as a reminder.
  • In Baptism, we turn away from sin and selfishness to live in love according to God's plan. Recall with your child the story of his or her Baptism. Share family photos.
  • Christians make a new beginning in Baptism. Discuss these questions: What new beginnings could our family make this year? In order to make these new beginnings, what will we have to do?
  • Whenever the family gathers to pray this week, pray for those who are preparing for Baptism or full membership in the Catholic Church and for their sponsors.