Category Archives: Faith Formation

Second Sunday of Advent, Year B

Patience
 
Reading I: Isaiah 40:1–5, 9–11 (promise of salvation)
Reading II: 2 Peter 3:8–14 (Christ will come in judgment)
Gospel: Mark 1:1–8 (John the Baptist)
 
Key Passage: The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
 
Adult: With whom could you be more patient this week, as God has been patient with you?
Child: With whom can you be more patient?
(from PastoralPlanning.com)
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The Pope’s December 2017 Prayer Intention

For The Elderly:                                                                                                                                              That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.

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First Sunday of Advent, Year B

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God’s faithfulness
 
Reading I: Isaiah 63:16–17, 19, 64:2–7 (prayer for the return of God’s favor)
Reading II: 1 Corinthians 1:3–9 (thanksgiving)
Gospel: Mark 13:33–37 (need for watchfulness)
 
Key Passage: God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (1 Corinthians 1:9)
 
Adult: How do you know when you’re following Christ and living his teachings faithfully?
Child: What good thing might God be asking you to do right now?
(from PastoralPlanning.com)

Christ the King, Year A

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The final judgment
 
Reading 1:Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17 (parable of the shepherds)
Reading II: 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28 (Christ, the first fruits)
Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46 (the last judgment)
 
Key Passage: [The Son of Man] will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.” (Matthew 25:45)
 
Adult: Who are the least of your sisters and brothers for whom you do care? Who are those whom you ignore?
Child: To which person did you especially try to show the love and care of Jesus?
(from PastoralPlanning.com)

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Using your gifts
 
Reading I: Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 (the ideal wife)
Reading II: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 (the need for preparation)
Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30 (parable of the silver pieces)
 
Key Passage: [The servant said,] “Master, you handed over to me five talents; see, I have made five more talents.” His master said to him, “Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.” (Matthew 25:20b–21)
 
Adult: What gift have you not developed as you had hoped? What could you still do?
Child: What gift has God given you? What do you want to do with it?
(from PastoralPlanning.com)