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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
August 03, 2020
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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

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Theme: The reign of God is like ...

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

Step One: Listen to the Word
As you listen to this intense and dramatic reading today, what word or phrase caught your ear? What sense does it leave you with in your heart?

Step Two: Look into Your Life

Question for Children: What are the things that keep you from being a friend of Jesus?

Question for Youth: The good and the bad have the same opportunity to rule our life. What are you doing (bad habits, poor choices, etc.) that you need to weed out? Who can help you with that?

Question for Adults: How would you describe “the weeds” which have polluted your own faith, or the faith of people whom you know.