Lifelong Catechesis

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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-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • In today’s parable of the tenants, the landowner gives his tenants a second chance. Have a family discussion about second chances. At the end of the discussion, have each member write down one anxiety that he or she is trying to relieve. To symbolize their being given a second chance, have family members tear their papers into little pieces and throw them away or burn the papers in an appropriate place.
  • Today’s parables teach about God’s justice. God’s justice calls us to be caretakers of this world and all its gifts. Talk about the importance of stewardship of the earth’s resources. Begin by taking a walk or drive to look for signs of good stewardship and signs of poor stewardship. Who is responsible for taking care of the earth’s resources? What can we do as a family?
  • This week go outside and plant some vegetables or just pull some weeds around the house. You may know an elderly person or someone in your neighborhood that could use some help weeding and cleaning up his or her yard. While you are working in the soil, thank God for the gifts of the earth.
  • Imagine that your home is God’s vineyard. What are you willing to do to help make God’s vineyard special? How will you make sure everyone is welcome and treated with love and respect?