Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
July 17, 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:

  • Have family members reflect on the following question: How does your family take care of you and help you grow? On the same sheet of paper list all the things your family does for you. Talk about how the love of family reminds us of God’s care and love for us.
  • Choose a picture of Jesus to hang in your home. Have a special blessing when you hang the picture. Pray Psalm 23 together.
  • As a family, identify some of the voices that try to drown out Jesus’ voice in today’s culture. Discuss how these voices can lead us astray.
  • Who are the ones in need in your family, extended family, neighborhood, or community, for whom you can be a shepherd? In imitation of Jesus the Good Shepherd, help meet these needs in a caring way.