Week of July 8 Self-acceptance
Adult: What unavoidable weakness inyourself do you struggle to accept?
Child: What have you wished would be different or better about you?
Week of July 1 Rich in Love Adult: What unavoidable weakness in yourself do you struggle to accept? Child: What have you wished would be different or better about you?
Week of June 24
Living in God’s Kingdom
Adult: In what ways do you help people in your life prepare themselves for meeting Jesus?
Child: How do you help others to be their best, as John did?
Week of June 17 Living in God’s Kingdom
Adult: What is the “good soil”that has allowed your faith to grow like the mustard seed and provide shelter forothers?
Child: How do you help your faith grow like a mustard seed?
Week of June 10 Love for All Adult: In what way could you widen the circle of your family to include someone in need? Child: Whom could you invite to share a happy time with your family?
Week of June 3 Bread for Others
Adult: In what ways have you practiced the words of Jesus and been bread for others?
Child: What can you do to prepare to celebrate Holy Communion with your parish family?
Week of May 27 Signs of God’s Love
Adult: What signs of God’s love have you witnessed in your life?
Child: How can you be a sign of God’s love to others this week?
Week of May 20 Gifts for Service
Adult: What gift of service have you received from the Holy Spirit and how well are you using it right now?
Child: What gift do you hope to receive from the Holy Spirit? How could you use it to serve others?
Week of May 13 The Gift of Wisdom
ADULT: Who in your family has the gift of wisdom?
How does he or she use this gift?
Child: Who is the wisest person you know? What has she or he taught you?
Week of May 6 Love of Your Neighbor
Adult: How is love of others connected to love for God?
Child: Who needs Jesus’ love this week? How can you show them his Love?
Week of April 29 Strengthening your Faith Adult: When have you been “pruned” by your experiences in a way that led to greater abundance?
Child: When have you felt stronger or better because you did something hard to help another person?
Week of April 22 Called to be Shepherds Adult: Whom are you shepherding in your life right now, and who shepherds you? Child: Who has been like a shepherd to you by their example? For whom could you be a shepherd?
Week of April 15 The Living Christ
Adult: What questions about Jesus still arise in the midst of your faith?
Child: What question would you like to ask someone about Jesus’ appearance to the Apostles?
Week of April 8 Following the Example of Jesus
Adult: What could you do this week to inspire your family to resemble the early Christians more closely?
Child: What could you and your family do to help others who are in need?
Week of April 1 Made New by Christ
Adult and Child: What change could the hope of the resurrection of Christ inspire you to make?
Week of March 25 Love and Betrayal
Adult: When have you felt that you betrayed the confidence of another, as Peter did when he denied Jesus?
Child: When have you let someone down who trusted you? How did you feel?
Week of March 18 The Reward of Faith Adult: When and in what way have you seen life come from death?
Child: When have you felt stronger because you sacrificed something for a friend?
Week of March 11 Source of Light
Adult: What are you doing in your life now to move toward light, rather than darkness?
Child: How can you let the light of your faith in Jesus shine for others to see?
Week of March 4 Through the Eyes of Faith
Adults-Do you see the world as basically evil or as good? What difference does this make in the way you live?
Child-How can you let the light of your faith in Jesus shine for others to see?
Week of February 25 The Assurance of Faith
Adults-How deeply do you believe that since God is for you, no one can destroyyou?
Child-What would you like to ask God to do for you and your family?
Week of February 18 A Change of Heart
Adults-When or how could you step away from your daily responsibilities to renew yourself, so that you can do a better job of following in the footsteps of Jesus?
Child-What good habit could you work on during Lent so you could grow closer to God?
Week of February 11 Models of Christ
Adults-Would you have the courage to tell others to do as you do in order to be a Christian? Why or why not?
Child- What can you do this week to be an example to others?
Week of February 4 Comfort for the Sorrowful
Adult –When have you felt the sadness of Job? When have you felt the joy of those who witnessed the healing works of Jesus?
Child –What could you do this week to comfort someone who is sad?
Week of January 28 Sharing Good News
Adult –What can you tell others about Jesus with the utmost assurance?
Child –What is the most important thing you would like others to know about Jesus? How will you tell or show them?
Week of January 21 Repent and Believe
Adult –What part of your life is Jesus calling you to change right now?
Child –In what way do you think you can be a better follower of Jesus?
Week of January 14 Come and See
Adult –What qualities do you have that would cause others to recognize you as a disciple of Jesus? Child –What does it look like to be a follower of Jesus?
Week of January 7 Overcoming Jealousy
Adult –When have you been jealous or fearful of another person? When are such feelings harmful?
Child –When have you been jealous because something good happened to another person instead of you? What is the problem with feeling that way?
Week of December 31 Respect for Elders
Adult –What does your family do to honor and respect its older members?
Child –Why did Joseph leave Israel? How can he be an example for you?
Week of December 25 Nativity of the Lord
Adult –If Jesus were born today, do you think you would accept him and follow him?
Child –What could you and your family do for others during the next week to celebrate the birth of Jesus?
Week of December 17 Bringing Joy through Justice
Adult –What work of justice could you do this week to bring someone joy?
Child –What could you do for someone this week to make them happy?
Week of December 10 Patience
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?
Week of December 3 God’s Faithfulness
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?
Week of November 26 The Final Judgment
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?
Week of November 19 Using Your Gifts
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?
Week of November 12 Actions and Consequences
Adult –We meet Christ sometimes when we least expect it. How can you be ready to see Him in all the ways He is present? Child – What are some surprising ways in which you meet Christ in your daily life?
Week of October 29 Love of Neighbor
Adult – In a practical sense, what is one thing that would change in your life if you loved your neighbor as yourself?
Child – Why is it hard sometimes to love your neighbor?
Week of October 22 Social Responsibility
Adult – How much responsibility do you feel the government should take for meeting the needs of the less fortunate in our society? How willing are you to contribute?
Child –Who needs help in your neighborhood or community? What could you and your family do to help?
Week of October 15 Living our Faith
Adult – How do you translate your faith into the work of the reign of God?
Child –What three things can you do this week to show that you are a follower of Christ?
Week of October 8 Dealing with Injustice
Adult –How have you used your talents and abilities well for the reign of God?
Child –What can you do in your week to help the love of God grow in the world??
Week of October 1 The Challenge to Forgive
Adult –When have your actions not measured up to your promises? What was the outcome?
Child –Why is it important to follow through on your promises to others?
Week of September 24 God’s Generosity
Adult –What lessons do you draw from today’s Gospel? How has God been generous to you in this way?
Child –Who is generous to you, even when you do not always deserve it?
Week of September 17 Forgiveness and Mercy
Adult –When someone hurts you, how do you forgive them?
Child –When have you forgiven someone who treated you unfairly?
Week of September 10 Helping Others Grow
Adult – How have you been able to follow Christ more closely because others patiently loved you?
Child – How can you help another person do the right thing?
Week of September 3 Come, follow me
Adult -- In what concrete ways do you take up your cross and follow Jesus?
Child – When has it been difficult to be a follower of Jesus?
Week of August 27 Representatives of Christ
Adult – If you were asked, how would you explain Jesus to a person who had not heard of him?
Child – Who do you tell people Jesus is?
Adult – For what do you pray insistently?
Child – For what do you ask God to give you most often?
Adult – When have you doubted the loving care of God for you as the apostles did in the boat?
Child – How do you know that Jesus is with you at all times?
Week of August 6 The Transfiguration of the Lord
Adult - What difference does your faith in Jesus Christ make in your life?
Child - What does it mean to you to be a holy person?
Adult-What would you be willing to “sell,” or do without, in order to achieve your dreams for
yourself or your family?
Child-What good thing do you want so much that you would give up something else to get it?
Week of July 23 Overcoming Weakness
Adult-What weaknesses can the power of the Spirit help you overcome?
Child-When will you need the help of the Holy Spirit this week?
Adult-How do you provide “good soil” for the faith of others to grow?
Child-What are you doing to help the seeds of your faith grow each day?
Adult-When has Jesus refreshed you when you felt burdened by problems?
Child-What burden do you need Jesus to help you carry?
Week of July 2 Showing Christ to Others
Adult-When have you felt more fully alive by giving of yourself to another?
Child-When have you been able to put what someone else needs ahead of what you want for yourself?
Week of June 25 The Reassurance of Faith
Adult-When has your faith in Jesus been most seriously tested?
Child-What could you do to encourage someone who is feeling hurt?
Week of June 18 Bread for Others
Adult-What does it mean for you right now to be bread for others as Jesus was?
Child-In what ways can Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist help you to do good things for others?
Week of June 11 A God of Love
Adult-We live within the Trinity whenever we live in love. How does this mystery connect to your daily life?
Child-How do you choose to live as a more loving person?
Week of June 4 Sent to Serve
Adult-What important work does Jesus ask of you at this time in your life?
Child-How would Jesus want you to treat your friends and family this week?
Week of May 28 Proclaim the Good News
Adult-Jesus promises to be with us always. How do you experience his presence most?
Child-What good news about Jesus could you share with someone?
Week of May 21 The Strength of Faith
Adult-The Spirit gives us inner wisdom and strength. When have you experienced this?
Child-The Holy Spirit makes you strong inside. When do you need to be strong?
Week of May 14 Jesus, the Way
Adult-In a challenge you face right now, what will it mean to live the way of Jesus Christ?
Child-Name some ways you can be more like Jesus when you are playing with your friends or family.
Week of May 7 Called to be Shepherds
Adult-How are you a shepherd to those in your care?
Child-What will you do this week to show you love those around you?
Adult-In what way have you come to know Jesus better through the breaking of the bread at Eucharist?
Child-When you join Jesus at the table of the Eucharist next Sunday, what would you like to thank him for?
Week of April 23 Encouraging Others
Adult-We show faith when we demonstrate courage in the face of difficulty. What could you do this week to help strengthen someone?
Child-What could you do this week to encourage someone who is sad or discouraged?
Week of April 9 Obedience and Humility
Adult-We are called to die to ourselves in love for others. How do you live that in your own life?
Child-How do you allow Jesus to live in your life?
Week of April 2 Life Everlasting
Adult-Christ calls us from death to new life. To what new life are you being called during this Lent?
Child-How does Jesus help you do what is good and avoid what is not?
Week of March 26 Source of Light
Adult-What are you doing in your life right now to move toward the light rather than the darkness?
Child-How can you let the light of your faith in Jesus shine for others to see?
Week of March 19 Source of Strength
Adult- Where have you found a source of “living water” for your own journey of faith?
Child-Name some times when your belief in Jesus helped make you stronger.
Week of March 12 Call to Faithfulness
Adult- What difference does your faith in Jesus Christ make in your Life?
Child- What does it mean to you to be a holy person?
Adult-What things do you worry about most frequently? How do you deal with your worry?
Youth-What can help you worry less about something that might happen?
Adult-What is the point “of turning the other cheek” in an argument, and why is it so hard to do?
Youth-Who are the people you find it most difficult to forgive?
Week of February 12 Implications of the New Law
Adult-How do you reconcile with those who have offended you or hurt you?
Youth-When have you taken the first step to make up with someone who has hurt you or whom you have offended?
Week of February 5 Spreading the Light of Christ
Adult-In what way might you be hiding the light of Christ from others? What could you do to improve this?
Youth-How can you let the light of Christ in you shine for others this week?
Week of January 29 Blessed Are We
Adult-When you heard the Beatitudes announced today, which one struck you most strongly?
Youth- Who is welcome in the reign of God? Who would you like to tell about the reign of God?
Adult-To whom could you preach the gospel of Jesus Christ this week with actions rather than words?
Youth- What could you do for someone this week that would tell them something about Jesus?
Week of January 15 Jesus the Son of God
Adult-We witness to Christ as John did, by living lives full of generosity, forgiveness, and mercy toward others. When do you find it most difficult to do this?
Youth- Who has surprised you by doing something kind for you when you did not expect it?
Adult-The Magi were strangers from another land. How do you welcome immigrants and strangers in the name of Christ?
Youth- What could you do to be like a star and lead someone to know about Jesus?
Adult-Why is knowing Jesus important in your life?
Youth- How do you experience Jesus when you give a gift to someone?
Adult-Whom do you find it difficult to welcome in your life? What can you do to overcome that?
Youth- What could you do this week to make someone feel welcome, as Joseph welcomed Mary?
Adult-What do you need to change so that others can learn from watching you that Christ walks among us?
Youth- What could you do so that others will see in you what it means to follow Jesus?
Week of November 27 Putting on the Light of Christ
Adult-What will you do during advent so that others can see that you have put on the light of Jesus Christ?
Youth- What will you do during Advent so that others can see the light of Jesus in you?
Week of November 20 True Authority
Adult-Following the example of Jesus, what is the best way to exercise your authority over others?
Youth-How do you show responsible leadership?
Week of November 13 Overcoming Difficulties
Adult-When bad things happen, how do you deal with them?
Youth-How does it feel when your friends put you down for what you believe?
Week of November 6 The Dead Will Rise
Adult-As a person of faith, reflect on what you believe about death, immortality, resurrection, and heaven.
Youth-After someone you love dies, how have you experienced the living, merciful God?
Week of October 30 Welcoming the Sinner
Adult-During the next week, what could you do to welcome someone who usually feels excluded?
Youth-How does excluding others from your group of friends make them feel? What could you change to include them?
Week of October 23 The Reward of Humility
Adult-When have you gloated over the mistakes of others? How would humbling yourself make it different?
Youth-Think of a time when you were a “show-off” or practiced being “one up” on someone. What is the problem with this?
Week of October 16 Taking Responsibility
Adult-Whose needs might you be failing to listen to right now? How can you be a better listener so as to meet their needs?
Youth-Who are the people in your life whose needs you need to listen to?
Week of October 9 Saying Thank You
Adult-Whose generosity do you tend to take for granted? How will you change this?
Youth-When were you generous this week? How was it an act of mercy and compassion?
Week of October 2 Faithful Christians
Adult-When have you done more than was required of you?
Youth-How do you feel after doing something extra for a family member or a friend?
Week of September 25 The Rich and the Poor
Adult - What actions can you do to show compassionate care for the poor?
Youth - How do you relate or fail to relate toward people who are poor? What is one thing you and your family could do this week to help those who are poor?
Week of September 18 The Value of Honesty
Adult-When have you justified cheating or deception?
Youth- How do you deal with friends or acquaintances who are obvious cheaters and/or liars?
Week of September 11 Courage to Forgive
Adult-When have you waited for someone to come home?
Youth-Are you ever angry over the generosity extended toward a person you thought did not deserve it? What motivated you to feel this way? How can you change?
Week of September 4 Discerning God’s Will
Adult-How do you try to discover what God is asking of you?
Youth-When is it hard for you to know the right thing to do?
Week of August 28 Seeking Humility
Adult - What concrete actions can you take in your community to help and improve the quality of life of the poor and homeless?
Youth - How has the desire for more things been a stumbling block to practicing generosity toward those in need?
Week of August 14 An Unsettling Truth
Adult-When has your taking a strong stand on a moral issue created division in your family or at work, rather than healing in the short term?
Youth-When has your behavior toward your parents or other adults caused division? How can you remedy this?
Week of August 7 Seeking Balance
Adult - Other than Jesus, which of the ancestors of Christian faith has served as the greatest example to you? Why?
Youth - How do you recognize a holy person? How do they help you live your life?
Week of July 31 Seeking Balance
Adult - When did possessions become too important in your life?
Youth - Ask yourself what possessions you can live without. Once you decide, give away what you don’t need to someone who does need them.
Week of July 24 Daily Prayer
Adult-Prayer is described as dialogue with God. What will you ask of God this week?
Youth-As you move through the week how can you praise, thank, and ask God for help?
Week of July 17 Holy Visitors
Adult-Which response to God’s call is more natural to you—prayer or action? Why?
Youth-In the past week, when have you prayed and when have you done good things for others? Which could you do better?
Week of July 10 Acting with Mercy
Adult-When have you gone out of your way to help a stranger in need?
Youth-Would you go out of your way to help someone even if you were ridiculed for doing it?
Week of July 3 Accepting the Christian Message
Adult-Where do you see the message of Christian faith being rejected in the world today? What is your response to that?
Youth-Do your friends and acquaintances make fun of the way you practice your faith? How do you respond to them?
Week of June 12 The Courage to Forgive
Adult-When have you felt forgiven by a merciful God? Who do you need to forgive right now?
Youth-Who do you need to forgive this week? How will you do this?
Week of May 29 Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Service to Others
Adult-What are the many prayers and services you do in memory of Jesus? How does the Eucharist nourish you to serve?
Youth- When have you served others even when you were exhausted?
Week of May 22 Trinity Sunday The Spirit of Truth
Adult-In what difficult situation has the Holy Spirit helped you see more clearly?
Youth- What are some ways the Holy Spirit has helped you in your life?
Week of May 15 Pentecost Sunday Gifts for Service
Adult- What gifts of service have you receives from the Holy Spirit and how well are you using them right now?
Youth- Ponder the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, wisdom, understanding, right judgment, courage, knowledge, reverence, wonder and awe. Which of these do you already practice or do you need to start practicing?
Week of May 1 Sixth Sunday of Easter
Adult-How does the merciful and compassionate Jesus dwell with you in your home?
How do you show compassion and mercy to your family?
Youth- How do you experience Jesus and his Father being at home with you and your family?