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: New life in Christ Jesus
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s Gospel, the short form
Step One: Listen to the Word
Listening today to this familiar story, what scene in it most affected you? What word of Jesus did you notice?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: How do your actions show that you put your faith and trust in Jesus?
Question for Youth: Lazarus received a second chance at life through Jesus. How have you experienced second chances in your own life?
Question for Adults: The death from which we are called is healing from those things which bind us and hold us back: memories, fears, rejection, or other such things. What binds you? What keeps you from fully being your own most true self in Christ?