1st Sunday of Advent, Year C
(November 29, 2015)
Adults: What have been the strengths of your prayer life? What habit of prayer could you strengthen during this Advent season?
Children: What prayers will you say each day and each week during Advent?
(December 6, 2015)
Adults: In what areas of your life do you need God’s forgiveness right now? What Advent practice would assist you in expressing your repentance?
Children: What do you want to ask God to forgive you for? What can you do during Advent to show you are sorry?
3rd Sunday of Advent, Year C
(December 13, 2015)
Adults: To whom have your past acts of kindness brought joy? What acts of kindness could you do this week?
Children: What kind thing have you done for someone lately? Whom could you make happy by your kindness this week?
4th Sunday of Advent, Year C
(December 20, 2015)
Adults: When was it hardest for you to trust in God’s plan, as Mary did? What can help you at such times?
Children: When is it hardest for you to obey a parent or teacher? What can help you obey with more trust?
Feast of the Holy Family, Year C
(December 20, 2015)
Adults: What does your family do to honor and respect its older members?
Children: Why did Jesus leave the temple? How can Jesus be an example for you?
(January 3, 2016)
Adults: When have you been jealous or fearful of another person? When are such feelings harmful?
Children: When have you been jealous because something good happened to another person instead of you? What is the problem with feeling that way?
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year C
(January 10, 2106)
Adults: Do you think that God was “well pleased” by your actions in recent weeks? Why?
Children: What good thing could you do this week that would be pleasing to God?
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C
(January 17, 2016)
Adults: When have you stepped in, as Mary did at Cana, to try and make a difficult situation easier for someone?
Children: What can you do this week to help make someone’s job a little easier?
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C
(January 24, 2016)
Adults: What do you believe that the anointing you received at Baptism requires you to do?
Children: What could you do this week for someone who has less than you?
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C
(January 31, 2016)
Adults: What do you do when a message you are trying to deliver “falls on deaf ears”?
Children: Are there times when you have not listened as well as you could to what someone was telling you? Why didn’t you?
(February 7, 2016)
Adults: When have you felt inadequate to a task or role you were given? How did you respond?
Children: When have you been asked to do something you felt might be too hard for you? What did you do?
First Sunday of Lent
(February 14, 2016)
Adults: How willing are you to profess your faith in Jesus Christ openly to others?
Children: Would you still be able to say that you believe in Jesus if others made fun of you for it?
Second Sunday of Lent
(February 21, 2016)
Adults: How are your priorities affected by your faith in Jesus Christ?
Children: When you have important choices to make, do you and your family pray to make the right choice?
Third Sunday of Lent
(February 28, 2016)
Adults: What important work could bear fruit in your life right now if you have more confidence in God’s loving care?
Children: What great work would you like to do as you grow older? What can you do to begin now?
(March 6, 2016)
Adults: When have you been generous enough to forgive someone who hurt you deeply?
Children: Is there someone you need to forgive or ask forgiveness of?
Fifth Sunday of Lent
(March 13, 2016)
Adults: Have you ever been too willing to “cast the first stone” when you disapprove of someone’s behavior? How can you resist these feelings?
Children: When have you criticized or made fun of someone? What could help you act differently?
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
(March 20, 2016)
Adults: When have you felt that you betrayed the confidence of another, as Peter did when he denied Jesus?
Children: When have you let someone down who trusted you? How did you feel?
Solemnity of Easter Sunday
(March 27, 2016)
Adults: What change could the hope of the Resurrection of Christ inspire you to make?
Children: What bad habit would you like to “clear out” during the hopeful time of this Easter season?
(April 3, 2016)
Adults: When has your faith in the living Christ helped you overcome fear?
Children: What could you do this Easter season to help someone feel less afraid?
Third Sunday of Easter
(April 10, 2016)
Adults: In what ways are you answering Jesus’ command to Peter to “feed my sheep”?
Children: What do you do to take care of others as Jesus asked Peter to do?
Fourth Sunday of Easter
(April 17, 2016)
Adults: Whom do you try to protect as Christ protects you?
Children: Who helps you feel safe and protected? Whom can you take care of and help feel safe?
Fifth Sunday of Easter
(April 24, 2016)
Adults: When have you seen the power of love overcome a bad situation?
Children: Do you believe love is stronger than hate? Why?
(May 1, 2016)
Adults: What difference has it made in your life when you made a decision in accord with Jesus’ teaching?
Children: When will you have to make a decision this week? What will help you make a good decision?
Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
(May 8, 2016)
Adults: Who in your family has the gift of wisdom? How does he or she use this gift?
Children: Who is the wisest person you know? What has he or she taught you?
Solemnity of Pentecost Sunday
(May 15, 2016)
Adults: What gift of service have you received from the Holy Spirit and how well are you using it right now?
Children: What gift do you hope to receive from the Holy Spirit? How could you use it to serve others?
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
(May 22, 2016)
Adults: In what difficult situation has the Holy Spirit helped you see more clearly?
Children: What kind of decision can the Holy Spirit help you with?
Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
(May 29, 2016)
Adults: When have you been most blessed and when have you felt a little “broken” in your service to others?
Children: Why is it important to keep on giving, even when you are tired?