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 close - it is Jesus.
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s 1st Reading from Isaiah
Step One: Listen to the Word
As you hear this familiar story, what words or phrases in it strike you? What in this reading touches your heart?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: Why is Christmas such a time of happiness for people?
Question for Youth: God speaks to you every day: Isaiah tells us our ears and eyes will be opened in Christ to hear God’s voice. What do you hear God saying to you?
Question for Adults: What is there in this promise from the Prophet Isaiah that gives you hope? How have you seen this promise fulfilled in Christ?