Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
May 19, 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

Second Sunday of Easter

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

  • Easter is not a one-time event. Rather it is an ongoing reality of our new life in Jesus. At bedtime, trace the Sign of the Cross on your child’s forehead. Pray the following prayer together: Dear Jesus, it gives us great comfort to know that you rose from the dead and that you are alive today. Come alive in our hearts and help us to be your faithful followers. Amen.
  • The gift of new life that we have been given through the Resurrection of Jesus is celebrated in Baptism. Discuss the following questions: What are the promises we made at Baptism. What does Baptism require of us today? How can we continue to grow in faith?
  • Plant a tree to help your family continue its celebration of Easter. Let it be a symbol of your family’s faith as both grow and mature.
  • Recall the example of the early Christian Community found in today’s first reading and talk about ways that your family can grow as a strong unit. Tell each member of your family what he or she does to help make this a strong, loving, happy family. Discuss: What do we share in this family? What draws us together and makes us one as a family?