Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
May 24, 2024

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

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • Together as a family, read the second reading for Sunday, 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13, before the evening meal. During the meal, discuss one way your family will show love this week.
  • Talk about the problems of injustice that family members see in your community. Talk about what you can do to bring a Christian response to the problems you see. As a family, decide on one thing you can do this week to show God’s love to someone in need.
  • Make a tree of love to remind your family of the gift of love. Take a branch from a tree and place it in a container of dirt or sand. Have each member of the family make something that represents one of the qualities of love that Paul spoke about in his letter to the Corinthians. While hanging the ornaments on the tree, talk about ways family members can put the qualities of love into action.
  • Prepare a meal from another culture. Have your children help cook the meal. Discuss how the meal is similar to and different from meals that are common in your home. Remind family members of God’s love for all people.