Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
April 23, 2024

Ordinary Time

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.

Questions of the Week

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Theme: The Beatitudes -- a way of life -- a map to happiness.

Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s Gospel

Step One: Listen to the Word
When you heard the Beatitudes proclaimed today, which one struck you? What one word from this reading lingers now in your memory?

Step Two: Look into Your Life

Question for Children: Choose one of the Beatitudes and share how you will make it part of your life.

Question for Youth: Jesus gives us a plan for our happiness in the beatitudes.  Do the things that make you happiest also lead you towards God? Do they follow God’s plan?

Question for Adults: How do you describe what it means to be “blest” in your own life?