St. Agatha lived in 3rd century Italy. She desired to be consecrated to the Lord and remain unmarried and able to be dedicated to a life of prayer. However she had many men who desired her.
St. Thomas Aquinas is a 13th century saint and a Doctor of the Church. St. Thomas was influenced by the philosopher Aristotle and was known to for his logical and reasoned approach to theology.
The feast of the Ascension of the Lord commemorates the day that Jesus Christ ascended into heaven. He also gave the Great Commission, that all of the world should be saved. So this is a day to focus on our service to the Kingdom of God and evangelization. Here are some ideas for youth ministry, your home, and your Sunday School.
The readings for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B focus on God’s mercy. Some possible themes for this weekend are God’s how we should pursue God’s mercy and for others. Here are some ideas.
The readings for Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A call us to look for how God is working in our lives. So discipleship and service are topics for this weekend. We could also spend some time thinking about how we have seen God’s love in our own lives.
The readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter for year A tell us that we are called to follow Jesus and serve him, even though we don’t know where that might lead us. We can consider how we might serve the Lord and what our vocation might be.
The readings for the Fourth Sunday in Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday) for year A remind us that Jesus Christ leads us through the gate of salvation. Discussion points for this weekend might include discernment and discipleship. Here are some ideas.
The readings for the 3rd Sunday in Easter for Year A encourage us to truly walk the path of discipleship. Fellowship, and letting God lead are themes for this weekend.
The readings for Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) for Year A help us reflect on the boundless mercy of God. Some topics for this weekend include how we see ourselves and others as God’s family. We also consider God love for us. Here are some ideas.
The readings for Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday) for Year A focus on the stark contrast between the crowds love for Jesus and then their act of abandonment. So these readings would lead us to reflect on Jesus’ act of sacrificial love, a revelation of the nature of God. Here are some ideas.