Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
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

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • Take time this week to think about all the good things God has given you and your family. How can you and your family give back to God? Talk about ways to share your time, talent, or treasure to help others.
  • Invite a member of your parish staff to share with your family the importance of stewardship and the concept of tithing. Together with your family, decide how much each person should give to support the Church.
  • For one week, keep track of some of the many appeals for charity you witness, either in the mail or on the television. Discuss with your family: Which appeals seem especially worthy? How much money can we contribute to charity this week? Should some of that money be sent to one of the appeals? What sacrifices will the family need to make in order to be able to contribute to a chosen charity?
  • Plan a way for your family to participate in local food drives being organized for Thanksgiving. Help your child learn to give of his or her time, treasure, and talent.