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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
March 19, 2019
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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

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • To help your family focus on giving thanks, ask each member to write a thank-you note to every other family member, thanking the family member for some of the good things he or she has done during the past year. Distribute the notes to the appropriate people. Close with a prayer thanking God for your family.
  • Write a family prayer of thanksgiving. Have each member contribute by telling at least one thing for which they are thankful. Pray this prayer at mealtime each night this week.
  • Make a list of people who serve you every week, for example, the mail carrier, store clerks, teachers, parish staff. How often do you say thank-you to those people? This week may be a good time to write short thank-you notes to them.
  • Prepare a basket of fruit to give away. Have family members decide who to give it to in gratitude for what that person has done for your family. Make sure to include with the fruit basket a personalized note that expresses your gratitude.