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-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Theme: We are called to serve as Jesus served.

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

Step One: Listen to the Word
When you hear Jesus’ teaching today, what words or phrases strike you? What image from Mark’s Gospel lingers in your memory?

Step Two: Look into Your Life

Question for Children: Name some ways that you can serve others.

Question for Youth: Jesus changed the way we think of leadership to be someone who serves others. How are you a leader in school, your family, the parish and/or your community?

Question for Adults: What are some times in your own life when you have the chance to be last instead of first?