Lifelong CatechesisForming Catholic identity across generations
Forty days before the Triduum, the Lenten season disposes Catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery through prayer and penitential practices.
Theme: Jesus’ love and forgiveness offer true freedom.
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s Gospel
Step One: Listen to the Word
As you hear this reading, what words or phrases strike you? What in this reading touches your heart? What lingers in your memory?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: How does the Sacrament of Reconciliation help us experience God’s forgiveness?
Question for Youth: Who among your family and friends do you need to forgive so that you can heal a broken relationship and experience newness?
Question for Adults: Against whom do you hold prejudices? Who do you believe is a greater sinner than yourself?