Lifelong CatechesisForming Catholic identity across generations
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.
Theme: God’s kingdom is at hand - it is here.
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s 1st Reading from Isaiah
Step One: Listen to the Word
What image in Isaiah lingers in your memory? What in this reading touches your heart?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: Beyond toys and other things, what do you hope will happen in your family this Christmas?
Question for Youth: What are the greatest challenges you face as a young person today in terms of allowing Christ to be your teacher and following him?
Question for Adults: Name the one thing in your life which you must “move out of the way” in order to make more room for Christ – a grudge, a possession, a memory, hurt, or feeling.