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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
May 08, 2021
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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

Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Theme: God’s promises will be fulfilled  

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

Step One: Listen to the Word
Listening today to this familiar story of the birth of John, what strikes you about it? What word or phrase caught your ear today?

Step Two: Look into Your Life

Question for Children: How did you feel when you first heard about Jesus?

Question for Youth: How do you think people received John’s news that Jesus’ arrival was at hand? What fears, doubts, or joys do you think they experienced at the news?

Question for Adults: When and where have you seen God’s promises fulfilled? How did it make you feel?