Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
April 15, 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

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • To help your family celebrate the Generosity of God, before grace at meals, join hands and thank God for the ways in which God has entered and become part of your life. Thank God for the individual blessings each one has received and for the family blessings.
  • As a game, count your family blessings. Sit in a circle and take turns naming one blessing you have from God. For an additional challenge, use the alphabet; begin with a gift that begins with “A,” then “B,” and so forth. See how long you can keep going.
  • Practice generosity in your family. Take time to name and celebrate the gifts of each person in the family. What are ways we can encourage one another to develop our gifts?
  • Sometimes people become jealous of the gifts of others. Talk about ways of handling feelings of jealousy. Have an open discussion about fairness in the family. Plan a family outing and spend the time enjoying one another’s company.