Sunday Mass

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?


  • 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?


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?


Sunday Readings

To find today's readings check the calendar on the site of the United States Coference of Catholic Bishops at

Weekly Sunday Scripture Links

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

Pflaum GROW Blog

Our Sunday Visitor *

Loyola Press


The Kid's Bulletin

RCL Benziger *

Catholic Mom

Holy Heroes

Pflaum offers videos

Resources for Catholic Educators

The Liturgy of the Word for Children

Sunday Readings

And for the adults:

Sunday by Sunday

* Reflection questions

other resources

1) A complete list of Mass Reflection Questions from The Religion Teacher can be found here

You might want to try using this sheet with your family to record your observation during Mass.

Or maybe some CAR TALK ideas from the Catechist to use on the way to and from Mass.