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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
September 20, 2019
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Lent

Forty days before the Triduum, the Lenten season disposes Catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery through prayer and penitential practices.

Questions of the Week

Third Sunday of Lent

Theme: Jesus is the Living Water

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

Step One: Listen to the Word
In this long story, what image or scene did you see in your mind’s eye? What phrase or word caught your ear?

Step Two: Look into Your Life

Question for Children: How do you experience Jesus helping and loving you?

Question for Youth: Jesus revealed himself to an outcast of society. How can you be “living water” to the outcasts of your school? Society? The world?

Question for Adults: When you are tempted to try to satisfy your “thirst for meaning” through some other means, what keeps you coming back to the living water of intimacy with Christ? Through what means do you experience Christ’s power in your life: Sacraments? Scripture? Prayer? Others?