Lifelong CatechesisForming Catholic identity across generations
The sound of Alleluias fills the 50 days of Easter Sunday to Pentecost as we give thanks for the gift of our salvation. The Easter Triduum recalls the passion and resurrection of Christ in the sacred journey from Holy Thursday to Easter Vigil. "Dying he destroyed our death. Rising he restored our life."
Theme: I am the vine; you are the branches.
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s Gospel
Step One: Listen to the Word
When you hear the word proclaimed today, what phrase or image of the Gospel strikes you?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: How do you keep yourself connected to Jesus in your daily life?
Question for Youth: Jesus is the vine – we are the branches, connected to Him as our life-source. When do you feel most connected to Jesus in your everyday life? How can you go there more often?
Question for Adults: How does your own connection to Christ, the vine, affect your daily life? What image from this reading helps you see the importance of this connection to Christ?