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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
August 25, 2019
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Easter

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

Second Sunday of Easter

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

  • On top of a sheet of paper write, "I believe in Jesus because..." Ask each family member to write down his or her response. As a family, talk about how you will show your belief in Jesus this week.
  • Jesus sends us out in faith to share the good news with others. Review the Corporal Works of Mercy listed below. Then choose one that the family can do together this week. Feed the hungry. Give drink to the thirsty. Clothe the naked. Visit the imprisoned. Shelter the homeless. Visit the sick. Bury the dead.
  • Talk about people who put their faith in Jesus into action in the world. Explain to your family that a person may be criticized and put down for doing good. Make a family effort this week to recognize the good actions of members of the family. Support and praise each other instead of putting each other down.
  • Jesus' first words to his apostles were "Peace be with you." After each evening meal or before you go to bed, have family members extend the sign of peace to each other.