Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
July 17, 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:

  • Jesus embraced and blessed the children in today’s Gospel story. Begin a practice of blessing your children. Search your parish or diocesan library for books of Catholic blessings and prayers that are suitable for families.
  • Jesus speaks of marriage as a union joined by God. Think about a married couple that you admire. What are signs of their love for one another? Do they help one another to grow? What do they teach others about the love of God?
  • Get out the family photo album and share with your family some memories of family wedding days. Discuss the expectations of the people marrying and how their faith sustained them.
  • Think about the TV programs and commercials you watch. How is marriage portrayed in those programs? How is the relationship between husband and wife portrayed? How is your understanding of marriage similar to or different from that portrayed on TV?