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: Jesus knows us and calls us.
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: Jesus promises to guard us like a shepherd does the sheep. How do you experience his loving care in your life?
Question for Youth: Jesus said “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” How does Jesus speak to you? What new path is he asking of you?
Question for Adults: What is your experience of being a follower of Christ, of being cared for and guarded with him as shepherd?