Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
June 16, 2024

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 Christ the King

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

  • The Feast of Christ the King reminds us that the truth of Christ deserves our loyalty. How can you live that truth more fully each day?
  • Together as a family, read stories of the saints who were martyred because they spoke the truth.
  • Jesus is King, and his kingdom is the kingdom of light. Discuss with your family what it means to be children of that light.
  • Make a plain crown as a centerpiece for the kitchen table. Collect some stickers and beads for the crown. This week, have every member of the family do a good deed. When the good deed is completed, gather together to place one of the stickers or a bead on the crown. The goal of the family is to have the crown fully decorated by the end of the week.
  • Jesus was raised from the dead so that he could be with us forever. Have each family member name a time when he or she knew that Jesus was with him or her.
  • Choose a day this week, and have each family member write down how he or she spent that day. Look at the results to see how Jesus was present.
  • Talk with your family about finding God in the ordinary events of daily life. Provide each person with a sheet of scrap paper and a pencil. Send family members on a “God is with us” scavenger hunt.
  • Light a candle during meal time each night this week. Thank Jesus for the times throughout the day when you realized that God was with you.