Lifelong CatechesisForming Catholic identity across generations
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.
Theme: Discipleship—opening our hearts to Jesus’ word and acting upon it.
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s Gospel, the short version
Step One: Listen to the Word
Hearing the Gospel re-read today, what words or phrases in the reading strike you? What image from this reading lingers in your mind?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: Who helps you to grow deeper in your faith?
Question for Youth: When the sower, in this week’s Gospel, sowed his seed, not all of it fell in “good soil.” What can you do in the coming week to make sure that you are open to God in your life? What is getting in the way of your being “good soil?”
Question for Adults: Using the parable of Jesus in this reading, describe how faith has been planted in your life? How long did it take for that seed to land “on good soil?”