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: We have been given the breath of God - the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s 1st Reading from Acts
Step One: Listen to the Word
As you listen to this dramatic reading again today, what image strikes you in the story? What single word or phrase catches your ear or touches your heart?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: When have you heard your inner voice or conscience guiding you to do what is right?
Question for Youth: On Pentecost, the apostles were able to speak in a language that everyone could understand. As a young person, you have your own way of communicating Jesus’ importance in your life. How will you make Jesus more known to others in your own way this week?
Question for Adults: Share about times when you felt the power of the Spirit, giving you the right words, giving you insight into a dilemma, or in other ways.