Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
May 24, 2024


The twofold character of Advent calls us to prepare for the remembering of the Word made Flesh at Christmas, and directs us to wait with alertness for Jesus’ second coming.

Questions of the Week

First Sunday of Advent

Theme: Be on guard!

Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today's 2nd Reading from St. Paul

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: What helps you to grow in your faith? Who helps you?

Question for Youth: Advent is the Church season when we prepare for Christ’s birth at Christmas. What is one thing you can do to prepare yourself spiritually for Christmas?

Question for Adults: Paul exhorts us to “make greater progress” in our spiritual lives. What one step could you take to make greater progress in your own life?