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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
August 25, 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.

Sunday Readings and Backgrounds

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

Reading I : Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14

His clothing was snow bright.

  • Daniel describes a powerful vision.
  • God sits on his throne amidst many angels.
  • God the Father entrusts the world to the care of his Son, Jesus Christ.

Reading II : 2 Peter 1:16-19

We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven.

  • Peter describes what he saw and heard on the mount of the Transfiguration.
  • He saw the glory of Jesus, the Father’s Son. He heard the familiar words, “This is my Son, my beloved.”
  • We can cling to these words in times of difficulty.

Gospel : Matthew 17:1-9

His face shone like the sun.

  • Jesus takes Peter, James and John with him.
  • Jesus appears glowing with light. Moses and Elijah appear with him.
  • The disciples witness the Transfiguration, but they do not understand it.