FAMILY CATECHESIS For Family Groups
Saturday/Sunday November 13/14, 2021
Family Group Leaders:
Let us begin with prayer. In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen
Grant us, we pray, O Lord our God, the faithfulness to love and serve you with all our hearts. Help us to faithfully learn your WORD that will never pass away. This will give us happiness that will last forever. Though our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
1. Read the following Scripture two times from Mark 13:26-33
26 “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds. He will come with great power and glory.
27 He will send his angels. He will gather his chosen people from all four directions. He will bring them from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.
28 “Learn a lesson from the fig tree. As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.
29 In the same way, when you see these things happening, you know that the end is near. It is right at the door.
30 What I’m about to tell you is true. The people living now will certainly not pass away until all those things have happened.
31 Heaven and earth will pass away. But my words will never pass away.
The Day and Hour Are Not Known
32 “But no one knows about that day or hour. Not even the angels in heaven know. The Son does not know. Only the Father knows.
33 Keep watch! Stay awake! You do not know when that time will come.
2. What words caught your attention? Circle or highlight these words. e.g.
They will see the Son of Man (Jesus) coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
He will send his angels. He will gather his chosen people.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my WORDS will not pass away
Keep watch! Stay awake! You do not know when that time will come .
3. Read the Scripture passage one more time. Thank God for something that His WORD is inspiring in you.
Thank you God that you promise us that you ARE coming again to gather us together in your Heavenly Kingdom.
Thank you God that you promise us that what you tell us through your Holy Word will NEVER pass away.
Thank you, Jesus, that you command us to BE PREPARED every day for your return.
4. Take a quiet moment to ASK God for the GRACE (divine help) to experience his LOVE, His Power, His GLORY, in the MASS and in our DAILY LIVES!
5. Who will you share this teaching with this coming week?
6. Recite the LORD’S PRAYER together.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.