6th March 2016

  1. What do you think are the two most important Sacraments of the Church? When were you baptized? When did you receive your “First Holy Communion”?

 

  1. Did your parents pass on their faith to you? How did your parents pass on their faith to you? Do you pass on your faith to your children? How do you pass on your faith to your children?

 

  1. Were your godparents responsible godparents? Are you a godparent yourself? Are you a responsible godparent?

 

  1. Do you go to Mass every Sunday? Why do you go to Mass every Sunday? Why don’t you go to Mass every Sunday? Do you find the Sunday Mass long and boring? Do you find the Sunday Mass meaningful, edifying and inspiring?

 

  1. Why is the 4th Sunday of Lent also known as “Rejoice” or “Joyful” Sunday? What was Lent for in the early Church? What is Lent for in the Church today?

 

  1. Have you any other experiences that you would like to share?

 

  1. What does light symbolize in the New Testament Bible? What does this verse from the gospel of today say to you: “I am the light of the world”(John 9:5)?

Again, what does this verse from the “Gospel Acclamation” of today say to you: “I am the light of the world, says the Lord; anyone who follows me will have the light of life”(John 8:12)?

 

  1. What do these words from the second reading of today say to you: “You were darkness once, but now you are light in the Lord; be like children of light, for the effects of the light are seen in complete goodness and right living and truth”(Ephesians 5:8-9)?

Again, what do these words from the second reading of today say to you: “Wake up from your sleep, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you”(Ephesians 5:14)?

 

  1. In the first reading of today’s Mass, David was anointed the Shepherd-King of Israel: what is the difference between a “shepherd-king” and a “king”? What does a shepherd-king do? What does a shepherd do? Who is the Shepherd-King, the Second David, in the New Testament Bible?

 

  1. What do these verses from the responsorial psalm of today say to you: “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose. Near restful waters he leads me, to revive my drooping spirit”(Psalm 22:1-3)?

Again, what do these verses from the responsorial psalm of today mean to you: “You have prepared a banquet for me in the sight of my foes. My head you have anointed with oil; my cup is overflowing”(Psalm 22:5)?

 

  1. Why does the Church ask us to pray, to fast, and to give alms, during this time of Lent? Do you fast on the Fridays of Lent? Do we fast on the Sundays of Lent?
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