Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
May 24, 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:

  • Tell others about Jesus this week by making a Christmas decoration for the front door of your home. Suggestions: Use last year’s Christmas cards to make a mosaic of the Christmas story. Create silhouettes of the nativity scene from construction paper.
  • Choose a way to help people feel Jesus’ loving presence this week:  adopt a family, visit a local care center, or welcome someone living alone to your home for dinner.
  • Continue your family practice of lighting the Advent wreath each day during your family prayer time. Light three candles on the wreath (the pink one for this week) and pray the following prayer: We are joyful today because your birthday, Jesus, is very near. We look forward to celebrating your birth. This week we pray for courage to help share our love with others. Fill us with joy as we wait for your coming.  Amen.
  • Discuss these questions: How can people tell we are a Christian family? What has happened in this present Season of Advent that gives us reason for rejoicing and thanksgiving?