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

Fourth Sunday of Easter

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

  • Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me.” Where do you think Jesus is leading your family?
  • Give each family member a small box or a shoe box. With markers, have each person write his or her name on the box. Have family members decorate the box with symbols of themselves. After all have completed the boxes, glue them together to make a family totem pole. Talk about why each family member was given his or her name.
  • Spend time this week listening to the Good Shepherd’s voice. Turn off the TV and radio, the computer and video games and spend time in silence each day. At the end of the week, gather your family together to talk about the experience.
  • Search for books and magazines about missionaries. Read about them together as a family. Talk about how your family can follow Jesus’ call to discipleship. Make a plan to help with the work of the missionaries.