Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
July 17, 2024


The sound of Alleluias fills the 50 days of Easter Sunday to Pentecost as we give thanks for the gift of our salvation. The Easter Triduum recalls the passion and resurrection of Christ in the sacred journey from Holy Thursday to Easter Vigil. "Dying he destroyed our death. Rising he restored our life."

Activity of the Week

Third Sunday of Easter

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

  • Ask each member of your family to discuss one way in which the Resurrection of Jesus makes their relationship with God stronger. What would happen if they were not aware of Jesus’ life, teachings, and Resurrection? In what way would God appear different if he did not possess the qualities of each person of the Trinity?
  • Discuss how it is sometimes hard to see Jesus' presence in certain situations that occur in our world. Give examples of specific situations. In what way could family members see Jesus' presence in similar situations in the future?
  • Make a list of life events that have occurred in the history of your family that were examples of God's mercy. Discuss why that mercy was not deserved. Does God decide that one person (or persons) deserves mercy over another?
  • Ask each member of the family how they can be a light in a world of darkness. Can light conquer darkness? Can darkness conquer light? Think of a flashlight in a dark place: Can the darkness prevail over the light of the flashlight?