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: God wants us to come back. Now is the time to reconcile.
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: Who is the one person you most need to say, “I’m sorry” to in your family?
Question for Youth: Is it difficult for you to say “I’m sorry” when you hurt another or get off track in your own life? Why or why not?
Question for Adults: How have you or your family welcomed a family member who has been distant and/or absent from you?