Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
May 28, 2024


The twofold character of Advent calls us to prepare for the remembering of the Word made Flesh at Christmas, and directs us to wait with alertness for Jesus’ second coming.

Activity of the Week

Third Sunday of Advent

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

  • Discuss with your family what it means to live as a follower of Jesus in the world today. Using the newspaper, discuss for each major story how a Christian would respond. What would Jesus do in each situation?
  • Prepare for Christmas by talking together about family members who have been influential in your lives. Go through the family album and point out pictures of people who are good role models of Christian living. Tell their stories to your family. Discuss which of them has brought the light of Christ into your lives this year.
  • Take an amaryllis bulb to a homebound person or a nursing home resident. Visit the person often during the Advent season, and together watch the plant grow and bloom for Christmas. You and the flower will both be signs of God’s reign of love in our midst.