Be Bold in Faith
When have you experienced the Holy Spirit's help in keeping Jesus' word?
Note: Before responding, take time to reflect on God's action in your life. Talk together about the things you really believe as Catholics?faith that makes a difference in the way you try to live. You may want to gather in small groups to formulate these statements. Then join in a large group again. Share your statements. After each statement, the whole group can acclaim it by saying, "Amen! Alleluia!"
Close with this prayer: Come, Holy Spirit! Make your fire glow in us! Amen! Alleluia!
Looking Ahead to the Season of Ordinary TimeAs the Easter season ends, we look forward to the second part of Ordinary Time. Remember that during Ordinary Time we celebrate everything that Jesus has done for us. You will not see the green vestments of Ordinary Time right away, except at Mass during the week. This is because the next two Sundays are special feasts: Trinity Sunday and the Body and Blood of Christ.
The second part of Ordinary Time will last many weeks until the feast of Christ the King at the end of November. Through the Sundays of summer and fall, this season reminds us how we can grow as stronger followers of Jesus. How do you want to grow as a person of prayer and as a person of service? What can you do?
How can you help others to grow in faith?