Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
May 22, 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-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • Have a family discussion about Church values and teachings, and civil values and teachings. What social injustices in our society can be addressed through political involvement? How can our family speak out on issues of violence, abortion, capital punishment, welfare, euthanasia, poverty?
  • Before dinner, watch the evening news or read the newspaper together as a family. Choose one issue to discuss each day. What is a Christian response to the issue? What is the best way to work for the common good? As a family, include the issue in your daily prayer.
  • Discuss the phrase, “Give to God what is God’s.”  What belongs to God? How can your family show respect for God and all God’s creation?
  • Every day of life is a gift from God. Gather in a circle and have family members hold hands. Ask each person to thank God for one of their gifts: “Thank you, God, for ____________.” Conclude with the following prayer: “May we use our gifts to glorify you by the way we live our lives.” Amen.