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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
July 12, 2020
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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

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • Jesus will help us serve as Peter did, but we need to be open to him. Have the members of your family draw or write about their conflicts and burdens. Instruct them to place these papers in an appropriate container for burning. Remind the family that this burning symbolizes our letting go of the conflicts and struggles by placing them in Jesus’ hands.
  • Prayer allows us to let go of our burdens. Have each family member think of one person in the community who has an extra burden of illness, financial trouble, and so forth, and pray for him or her for the week, asking Jesus to lessen his or her burdens.
  • Reflect on Jesus’ statement: “Do you love me?” Spend time together as a family discussing ways you show your love for Christ.
  • Share with your children the story of when a situation in your life left you feeling burdened or weary from serving others. Where did you find strength and hope? How did God help you? Ask your children to share stories of their own.