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-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • The Gospel today asks us to use our gifts and risk everything for the sake of the Gospel. Give a cardboard circle to each member of the family. Instruct each person to write his or her name on a circle and then to pass the circle to the person on the left. This person should write on the circle one gift that the family member has. If the children are too young to write, do this orally while someone in the family writes. Take time to affirm the talents you see in one another. Talk about ways to use your gifts to help build God’s Kingdom.
  • Explore the service opportunities available in your community. Discuss with your family ways that you can use your gifts to make life better for someone less fortunate.
  • Discuss with your family what risks you can take this week to spread the Gospel values to those we meet in our everyday life.
  • Have family members draw or list the gifts and talents that God has given them. Ask each family member: How are you using these gifts?