Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
May 24, 2024


The twofold character of Advent calls us to prepare for the remembering of the Word made Flesh at Christmas, and directs us to wait with alertness for Jesus’ second coming.

Activity of the Week

Second Sunday of Advent

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

  • Make a banner that reads: “Prepare the Way of the Lord”. Use poster paper and decorate the banner with crayons or markers. Ask each family member to share what he or she can do this week to clear the way for the coming of Jesus.
  • Discuss with your family what “rocks” need to be cleared from your family so you will be a more loving family, working together for the Lord.
  • Take out family photos and symbols of your child’s baptism. Share stories of that special day.
  • John the Baptist was a herald of the good news of the kingdom of God. Talk about the people and families who have been heralds of the good news for you. Send them a note to thank them for sharing who they are.