Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
July 17, 2024

Ordinary Time

For a large part of the liturgical year, we devote ourselves to listening to the mystery of Christ in all its aspects unfolded as we seek God's truth and understanding.

Questions of the Week

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Theme: The kingdom of God is a treasure beyond price.

Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s Gospel, the short version

Step One: Listen to the Word
As you listen once again to this familiar parable, what caught your ear in it today?

Step Two: Look into Your Life

Question for Children: If you could be with Jesus, what would you trade from your own things for that?

Question for Youth: Today’s gospel reminds us that God’s kingdom is worth sacrifice. What do you need to sacrifice in order to follow God in your own life? Why are you willing to make that sacrifice?

Question for Adults: Using Jesus’ parable as your starting point, describe in your own words what the Reign of God is for you personally, and use a parable to describe it: “The reign of God is _____.”