The gospels show us that Jesus reached out to those in need. His life is a model for how we should interact with others. One way to do this is through the Corporal Works of Mercy. Consider looking at these and doing one with the Catholic youth in your life. #service #charity #mercy #LoveOneAnother
So when he had washed their feet and put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you? You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, for indeed I am. If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet.
The call to discipleship requires us to do more than study and pray. We are also called to act. The corporal works of mercy are a good way to think about concrete ways to help those around us. Practicing the works of mercy help us understand the needs of others.
The readings for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A are focused on the Kingdom of God. This could include the Corporal Works of Mercy and social justice topics. Here are some ideas.
Many people might think the March for Life and the Women’s March have to be in opposition to each other. This video explains that Catholics are both pro-life and pro-woman.
This is a fun game to go with a meeting focused on stubbornness or belief. Or just for fun. Your teens will love it. Each team must try to melt a giant ice cube.
For the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, we think about what it means to be a part of the Kingdom of God. Yes, there is work in building the Kingdom, but we must also take time to listen to Jesus. How will I learn from Jesus today? Find games, ideas, and more for youth ministers, catechists, and parents here.
The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time finds us at a point where we should be ready to proclaim the Good News through our words and actions. Find ideas for youth ministry and for your family here.
I thank all women who every day strive to build more humane and welcoming societies. – Pope Francis
It is easy to look at the divisions in our country and the injustices and loose hope. But our merciful God is first and foremost our reason for hope. Let us place our country in his hands.