"Meet You at the Altar" Mass Journal Confirmation: Encountering Christ (gr. 9)
Week 21- Fourth Sunday of Lent- 3/19/2023
Who is your small group leader?
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Where did you attend Mass?
St. Elizabeth Seton
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Who was the priest that said Mass?
Today’s Gospel tells the story of how Jesus healed a man who had been blind from birth. Think about what life was like for this man before Jesus gave him the ability to see. How do you think the man felt when he saw the world for the first time?
It was truly a great gift when Jesus healed the man’s blindness, but it was an even greater gift when Jesus revealed himself as the Son of Man, the Messiah, our Savior. The man received that second gift as willingly as he accepted the first one. He became a believer and worshiped Jesus the moment he gained his sight. How do you show God you appreciate the gift of your faith?
In our second reading today, the apostle Paul tells us to “live as children of light.” We hear about light a lot in our faith: God created the sun, moon, and star, and Jesus is sometimes called the Light of the World. Because of our relationship with Jesus, we are called to bring light and goodness to others. How can you be a “child of light” this week?
Parent Question of the Week
The process of maturation in the faith is much like the example found in the story of the man born blind. The man is cured of his blindness, a symbol of his sin. Each time he meets someone after the healing, the man comes to a deeper awareness of who Jesus is. In a similar way, we who are baptized continue to mature in faith as our relationship with and knowledge about Jesus grows. How have you seen your own faith change or grow over the past year?
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