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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
July 23, 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

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Theme: We are all invited to “come follow.”

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

Step One: Listen to the Word
As you hear this reading, what words or phrases strike you? What in this reading touches your heart? What lingers in your memory?

Step Two: Look into Your Life

Question for Children: To follow Jesus means to do what is right.  Name a time this past week when you followed Jesus by doing the right thing you were asked to do, the first time, without an excuse.

Question for Youth: The people in the story had lots of reasons why they couldn’t follow Jesus. What makes it hard to be a disciple of Jesus? Why do you make the choice to follow Jesus even though it is hard?

Question for Adults: Sometimes we are like the people in the Gospel and have many excuses for why we cannot follow Jesus. Name a time this past week that you followed Jesus even though you had many excuses.