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July 19, 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

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • Decide on ways to simplify your family’s lifestyle. Ask family members to think about material things they have that they may be attached to. Have them write on a slip of paper the name of one of these material things. Pass around to each family member a trash bag, and have them toss the paper into the trash. Discuss the things family members tossed, and what should replace their attachment to those material possessions as you strive to simplify your lives as a family, and put your trust in God.
  • Recall stories from your extended family that demonstrate trust and faith in God. Have family members tell about recent times when they stepped out in faith and put their trust in God.
  • Discuss ways your family can share what has been given to you. Have all members of the family make a contribution from their allowance, savings account, etc., to provide a meal or donation to a family in need.
  • Find ways for the family to relax and have fun without spending money. Some suggestions include: picnics, walks, hiking, biking, yard games, and table games.