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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
September 18, 2019
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Ordinary Time

For a large part of the liturgical year, we devote ourselves to listening to the mystery of Christ in all its aspects unfolded as we seek God's truth and understanding.

Activity of the Week

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • The Kingdom of God is a treasure beyond price. Take time to examine your treasures in this life. Make a family treasure box. Have the members of your family place one of their prized treasures in the box. If their treasure cannot be placed in the box, have them write its name on a piece of paper and put that in the box. Talk about those treasures and why they are so meaningful to each person. Sit down around the treasure box. Talk about God’s love and the treasure of God’s kingdom. Have your family write down some spiritual treasures that they wish to cultivate. Place the notes in the treasure box.
  • Enjoy the treasure of family time together. Go on a picnic, go swimming, or do some other family activity you enjoy.
  • Jesus told some parables to help his disciples understand the Kingdom of God. Read the parables from today’s Gospel to your family. Discuss: Which parable do you like best?
  • Examine ways to simplify your lifestyle as a family. Together with your family make a list of what you value most in life. Post the list on your refrigerator as a reminder to invest your time and your resources toward what you treasure most.