Lifelong Catechesis

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June 16, 2024


Forty days before the Triduum, the Lenten season disposes Catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery through prayer and penitential practices.

Activity of the Week

Third Sunday of Lent

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

  • Lent provides us with an opportunity to change our hearts. Encourage family members to spend quiet time listening to God this week. Reflect on the question: Are we living as God intended, or do we need to change some things in our life? Take time later in the week to discuss the changes family members need to make in their lives.
  • Talk about how God has helped your family grow this past week. Look at the plants in your home or yard. Do they need pruning or replanting or fertilizing to grow stronger? Do this as a family, remembering our own need for conversion and growth.
  • Plan to attend your parish Lenten Reconciliation service as a family.
  • Gather together as a family to examine how the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are coming along. Use this week as a time to turn your hearts back to God. Have each family member name one or two things he or she will do as a sign of wanting to return to God.