Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
April 23, 2024

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

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Theme: We are called to forgive others as Jesus forgives us.

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

Step One: Listen to the Word
When you hear the Gospel proclaimed today, what words or phrases really strike you? What lingers in your memory from this reading?

Step Two: Look into Your Life

Question for Children: Jesus says we should forgive from our heart. When did you ask forgiveness of someone you hurt? How did you feel?   

Question for Youth: Jesus challenges us to forgive. Who needs your forgiveness? From whom do you need to ask forgiveness? 

Question for Adults: Jesus tells us to forgive seventy times seven, which means always and forever. Name a time this past week when you forgave someone. Name, too, a time when you accepted another person’s forgiveness.