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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

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

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

  • Remind your family of God’s presence as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, by starting a family tradition of blessing family members before they go to bed at night by tracing the Sign of the Cross on their forehead and blessing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
  • Invite your family or household members to talk about the characteristics of a household in which people would want to live. What would it be like? How would people behave? How would this household treat strangers, or the poor, or others in need? Remind everyone that such a household is very close to what the Trinity is: a community of love.
  • Trinity Sunday is an excellent time to call attention to the use of the Sign of the Cross and the prayer that we say when we make the Sign of the Cross. Teach the very young this sign and prayer. Talk to your family about the need to say the prayer with meaning.
  • Pray the “Glory” prayer. Use this prayer as part of your family night prayer:

Glory to the Father and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be forever. Amen.