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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
September 20, 2019
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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

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Theme: Commitment is required to follow Jesus.

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

Step One: Listen to the Word
As you listen to the reading today, what image caught your imagination? What word or phrase struck you?

Step Two: Look into Your Life

Question for Children: Jesus says that in order to be one of his followers, we must be close to him. When do you feel closest to Jesus?

Question for Youth: Jesus tells his disciples that they must renounce their possessions in order to be His disciple. If you had to, could you leave everything behind to be with God? What would hold you back? How much of a struggle would it be?

Question for Adults: Today's Gospel is demanding. How do you as a modern man or woman "denounce your possessions?" What does this mean for you?