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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
September 18, 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

Sixth Sunday of Easter

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

  • The Holy Spirit helps us in all areas of our lives. Have a discussion about how your family can be open to the gift of the Spirit.
  • At mealtime, pray this prayer after you say Grace: Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your love. Explain to family members that we need the guidance of the Holy Spirit to make family decisions and personal decisions in our lives.
  • Jesus said that the Holy Spirit will instruct us in everything. Have members of the family share who their favorite teachers are and were. Children could make a craft item or help make cookies for their favorite teacher. Include a note with the gift thanking the teacher for what he or she has taught.
  • This week spend fifteen minutes each day with Jesus in quiet prayer. Ask Jesus to fill you with the gift of the Holy Spirit.