Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
July 17, 2024


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."

Questions of the Week

Second Sunday of Easter

Theme: Jesus gives us the power of the Holy Spirit.

Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s 2nd Reading, the letter of Peter

Step One: Listen to the Word
As you hear these hopeful words of Peter, which ones touch you most deeply? What single word or line from this reading lingers in your memory?

Step Two: Look into Your Life

Question for Children: Even though you can’t see him with your eyes, how do you “see” Jesus in others?

Question for Youth: Jesus gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit and gave us the power to forgive sins. How do you offer forgiveness to your friends and family? How do you seek forgiveness for yourself?

Question for Adults: When and how do you experience the “new birth” which we are given in Christ? When someone has forgiven you? When you have forgiven others? When you celebration reconciliation? At other times?