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Do you and your family want to get more out of your Sunday celebration of the Eucharist?

Listed below are some resources for your to use.



Sunday Liturgy
Try using some discussion and reflection questions before and after the liturgy. Here are some great suggestions from The Religion Teacher.



  • What are the 2-3 things that are dominating your attention and thought today? 
  • What can you ask of God in the Liturgy to address these things? 
  • Has God been at work in your daily life? 
  • What evidence is there that God is communicating with you daily? 
  • How do you expect this communication to continue during the Liturgy? 

The word Eucharist means “thanksgiving.” As a celebration of thanksgiving, pose the following questions regarding the Mass:

  • What are you most thankful for today?
  • Who are you thankful is in your life today?
  • What has God done for you in your lifetime that you can thank him for today?

The name Mass comes from the Latin missa, which means to “go forth” and is taken from the final words of the concluding rite.

  • How will you bring Christ to the world today?
  • What will you do to show God’s love to others?
  • What are the greatest needs that you see in your everyday life?
  •  Empowered with the love of God in the Eucharist, what will you do to help meet those needs?
A complete list of questions can be found here 


You might want to try this sheet with your family.


Sunday Readings
To find today's readings check the calendar on the site of the United States Coference of Catholic Bishops at http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings



  • What word or phrase jumps out at you in today’s reading? 
  • Imagine yourself being a present during this story. What do you see, hear, smell, taste, feel, etc.? Describe everything in detail.
  •  Imagine that you are one of the people in the reading. What do you feel, think, and do as a response to the events? 
  • What does this reading remind you of in your life at this particular moment? 

Weekly Sunday Family Scripture Links

These following have web sites containing weekly background, reflection questions, and activities for families based on the Sunday readings.

     Pflaum GROW Blog

     Sadlier 

     Our Sunday Visitor *

     Loyola Press 

 
     CAFOD 

     The Kid's Bulletin  

     RCL Benziger *

       Catholic Mom

     At Home with the Word

The Liturgy of the Word for Chidren
    Sunday Readings

     And for the adults:
           Sunday by Sunday

* Reflection questions



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