Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
June 16, 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-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • This Sunday, Jesus tells us: “Deny yourself, take up your cross, and begin to follow in my footsteps.” Make footprints on paper using the outlines of each family member’s foot. Cut the footprints out, and ask each person to print on his or her foot one way he or she will follow the way of Jesus this week.
  • To follow Jesus, to do the will of God, comes at a cost. Invite family members to answer the question: When is it difficult for you to follow Jesus? Remind family members that with God’s grace and help, anything is possible.
  • Have each family member cut a cross from construction paper. On the crosses, describe a cross that you will carry for Jesus this week. Keep the crosses on the refrigerator or in another prominent place in your home as a reminder of your commitment to Christ.
  • As a family, discuss how you have experienced the Paschal Mystery. What events were crises for you? How were you able to survive them? What events have you celebrated as a family? How have these events been life-giving?