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FAMILY CATECHESIS

*Sunday Gospel Reflections

Fr. Michael Vaughan, Pastor at Good Shepherd Parish, Elk Grove

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

"Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals; and greet no one along the way." (Lk. 10:4)

This is the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.  Christ sends out his disciples with specific instructions.  As long as they followed the Lord's instructions they were assured of divine success.  The most important thing in our lives is to know what the Lord wants.  By obeying God's will we can trust in divine assistance.

The disciples were to leave all excess baggage behind.  The same goes for us.  St. Ignatius speaks of attachments as anything that is not God that keeps us from him.  Some of our attachments are obvious.  Others we discover by the light of the Holy Spirit when we are honest with ourselves.  St. John of the Cross says that a bird can be tied down by a chain or a string.  Either way it is not free.  We must strive to live spiritual poverty in our lives to give credible witness in a consumerist world.

Reflection: 
Am I aware of my attachments? 
Am I firmly resolved with the help of God's grace to free myself of them? 
Do I trust daily in God's providence to supply for my true needs?

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reflection Guide for Personal and Group Use

Families in Mission Guide

XIV Week in Ordinary Time -Readings

Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Thursday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Friday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Saturday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

*PRAYERS

Kid's Liturgy:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfg9euOFfmsu-xX7S2tCcNA/videos 

Laudato Si

FAITH FORMATION RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND PARISH PROGRAMS

  • Religious Education *Catholic Online School: Offering a FREE world-class Catholic education for anyone, anywhere. Strengthen knowledge and learning with a basic moral Catholic education. Catholic Online School is 100% mobile. Providing teachers, with all the teaching resources needed to teach for FREE. Age-appropriate learning resources for all students. If the student is in public school, they can also have a FREE Catholic education. Bringing FREE personalized Catholic education to all people of the world to help end hunger and poverty. A Proud Member of the NCEA. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtJGEHuKI1mx7sNpXga6DHQ/playlists
     
  • The Religion Teacher: The Religion Teacher's mission is to provide practical resources and teaching strategies for religious educators. As a part of that mission, these educational videos will explain the meaning of key Catholic teachings and prayer practices. Learn more at https://www.thereligionteacher.com/
     
  • Bible for Children Printable art activities, available in multiple languages online resource https://www.bibleforchildren.org/languages/english/stories.php https://www.bibleforchildren.org/languages/spanish/stories.php

*Examination of Conscience

Before celebrating the Sacrament of Penance, one should prepare oneself with an examination of conscience, which involves reflecting prayerfully on one's thoughts, words, and deeds in order to identify any sins. USCCB

For Children https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/penance/sacrament-reconciliation-children-examination-conscience

For Young Adults https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/penance/sacrament-reconciliation-young-adults-examination-of-conscience

For Single people https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/penance/examination-of-conscience-for-single-people

For Married persons https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/penance/sacrament-reconciliation-married-persons-examination-of-conscience

Examination of Conscience in Light of Catholic Social Teaching https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/penance/examination-conscience-in-light-of-catholic-social-teaching

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On March 19, 2021, the Church will celebrate five years since the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia on the beauty and joy of love in the family. On the same day, Pope Francis will launch the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family”, which will conclude on June 26, 2022, on the occasion of the X World Meeting of Families in Rome with the Holy Father.

POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION AMORIS LAETITIA OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS
 

Farrell: Families of the world speak about Amoris Laetitia on video

10 Videos Amoris Laetitia

Visit for resources and more information 
http://www.laityfamilylife.va/content/laityfamilylife/en/news/amorislaetitia/amoris-laetitia-raccontata-da-papa-francesco.html

A video message from the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, on the occasion of the beginning of the "Amoris Laetitia Family" Year. Families have a Good Year! https://youtu.be/AERy96AETEA

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