Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
September 21, 2023


During the Christmas season from December 24th until the Sunday after Epiphany, we reflect upon the mystery of love that is made visible in the birth and early childhood of Christ.

Activity of the Week

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

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

  • Invite family members to share what they know good mother’s do. Give birth, nurture, protect, guide, teach Mary is the Mother of Jesus, the Mother of God, and our Mother. Discuss how Mary does all this for us and even more.
  • Invite family members to silently think about what they treasure most about Mary. Provide art materials and have each person create a symbol of what they treasure about Mary. Family members could draw, sculpt with tin foil or build with blocks.
  • When the shepherds encountered Jesus, it changed their lives. They shared the Good News through both the words and actions. Invite family members to tell how they share the Good News with others through their words and/or actions. Then choose a project your family can do together that will share the Good News with others.