THE FAMILY ZONE
Equipping the Domestic Church/ISSUE 113/5.28.23
Blessings on the Feast of Pentecost!
Observe the day by enjoying cupcakes together or prepare an international meal to represent the many cultural groups that were gathered together in the first reading you will hear at Mass this weekend.
The Gospel for Pentecost ends with a focus on forgiveness, so in this edition, we talk about forgiveness and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
LIVE THE EUCHARIST
Click on the link below for the readings that you will hear at the Sunday Mass for the coming two weeks. This will give you a chance to prepare your heart and mind for full and active participation in Mass this weekend! For a Mass schedule in our diocese click on the blue button below.
Sunday Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/060423.cfm
Dinner Conversation from the Sunday Scriptures:
Within the second reading on Trinity Sunday (6/4) , we will hear the words: "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you." Where have we heard that phrase before? What do we say in return when we hear that phrase? See if you kids can recognize that phrase and then share what it means. If we have the grace of Jesus, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit with us, what does that look like in our lives? Have you seen God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, the Holy Trinity, at work in your lives this week? What is the image of the Trinity you imagine when you are praying?
WHO AM I?
I ate among the pigs because I was desperate for food after going out on my own and squandering my money (Luke 15): _____________________________________
My father gave me a beautiful coat and my brothers were jealous. They sold me to slave traders! After many years, they came to my new home and I forgave them! (Genesis 45)
I denied my friend Jesus three times the night he was tried and crucified. Jesus forgave me. (Luke 22)
CREATE AND PLAY!
Character Building Object Lesson About Forgiveness
INSPIRED BY THE SAINTS!
Giuseppe Brovelli-Soffredini, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
SHARE A STORY!
Things to talk about: Tom was nervous about his very important job. He invited God into his experience through prayer. When can you invite God into the events of your life? As a family, can we spend more time in prayer as we make big decisions or undergo transitions?
What dreams do you have? Do you ever pray to God about your dreams?
- Does God always know when I do something wrong?
- How come human beings make mistakes so easily?
- What mistakes do I keep making over and over? How can I stop that?
- When I make mistakes and say sorry, do I feel sorry? What does it feel like to be sorry for something?
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