Lifelong Catechesis

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April 23, 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

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • Today's readings teach us that God has a special concern for people who are poor and lowly. In what way is that concern reflected in your parish? In your family? Reflect as a family on your attitudes about those who are poor in your community. Discuss ways your attitudes need to change and how you as a family will make the changes needed.
  • Volunteer your time at a shelter for the homeless, a soup kitchen, a thrift store, a literacy program, or some other facility that reaches out to people who are poor. Try to get to know as persons the people who come there.
  • Jesus addressed today's parable to those who thought they were better than everyone else. Together with your family, discuss the importance of being yourself and not trying to be like someone else. Talk about the dangers of regarding other people as "better than" or "less than" yourself.
  • Sit down with your family and come up with a good definition for the word humble. Use the dictionary, or write the definition in your own words. What does the word humble mean? Challenge your family to live the definition of humble. Make a commitment to live as humbly as you can for one week.