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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
March 18, 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-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • To help your family understand that Jesus is the Bread of Life Eternal, ask everyone to decorate a small prayer card with the Bible verse:  “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” Say the verse together each evening before your evening meal.
  • Jesus is the Bread of Life for the world. In your diocesan newspaper, look for information about the efforts of Catholic Relief Services and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development to feed the hungry around the world. Talk about how you might become involved in these organizations.
  • Take out a loaf of bread and place it on the kitchen table.  Gather your family around the table. Invite each person to offer thanks for something in his or her life that God has given him or her. Break the bread and pass it around to each family member. To conclude, hold hands and pray the Lord’s Prayer together.
  • Talk about decisions each family member is facing right now. Each person could write these decisions on a slip of paper. Place all these papers in a special box that the family has decorated. Then, one by one, take them out and talk about what would be the best decision. After each discussion, pray that Jesus helps the person to make a good choice.