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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
September 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-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • To focus on how faith is lived in your family, brainstorm Christian actions and list them on a poster board. Place the poster in a prominent area of the house for all to see. Have the family place a sticker next to each action as they demonstrate it during the week.
  • Each day for family prayer this week, pray the "Prayer of St. Francis."

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
Lord, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

  • Look through the newspaper this week to find stories about people who actively live their faith.
  • Discuss a problem that is not being addressed that needs an immediate solution. This can be something at home or in the community. Talk about possible solutions. Pick out one thing that you can do this week. Decide on a time when you will do it together.