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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
December 08, 2021
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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

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • Nurturing growth and goodness is one way to overcome evil. Name the evil that you see in society around you. Discuss how you as a family can provide an example of kindness and how you can nurture growth in your neighborhood, school, parish, community, or world.
  • Like the weeds and wheat in today’s parable, good and evil exist together in our world. Discuss the values in today’s world that might be considered weeds.
  • The main concern of the landowner in this week’s Gospel is to nurture the growth of the wheat rather than to eliminate the weeds. Remind your children that you love them, even when you dislike their actions.
  • Check the newspaper and magazines for examples of people who are doing good and overcoming evil. Talk about what is being done. Pray for these people.