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-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Theme: God cares for the poor and the oppressed, and we should too!

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

Step One: Listen to the Word
When you hear the story of the rich man, Lazarus, what catches your ear in it? What word or phrase really strikes you?

Step Two: Look into Your Life

Question for Children: Jesus teaches us to share what we have with others. What do you have that you are able to share?

Question for Youth: The Gospel story tells us that we are judged by what we do or don’t do for the poor and needy. How are you currently reaching out to those in need? What more could you do?

Question for Adults: What choices can you or have you made to balance your own life with those who are homeless, poor and in need of assistance for daily living? How does this Gospel reading inform you about that?