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St Leonard Faith Community
Located on the grounds of St Leonard Senior Community
8100 Clyo Road
CENTERVILLE, OH
United States
Phone: 937-435-3626
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The Living Word

 

Sunday Gospel Reflections and Activities for Teens

  • Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) June 18, 2017

    LIVING THE WORD
    Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
    (Corpus Christi)
    June 18, 2017

    SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR MASS
    Find the readings at www.USCCB.org or in a Bible.

    Deuteronomy 8:2 – 3, 14b –16a
    Psalm 147:12 –13, 14 –15, 19 – 20
    1 Corinthians 10:16 –17
    John 6:51– 58

    Pray with the Word

    With faithful love and unfailing care, Lord God, you nurture and nourish your people
    on their pilgrimage through the wilderness of this world. Give us a burning thirst
    for you, the inexhaustible font of every good; and satisfy our deepest hunger with
    the Eucharistic feast of the Body and Blood of Christ; that our life’s journey may
    lead us safely to share the joy  of all the saints as guests at the banquet table
    of your kingdom.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.

    Prepare for the Word

    Use these questions to prepare yourself to hear the readings before attending Mass:

    How many times during the day do you think about what to eat in order to nourish your body? How many times during the day do you think about what you need to do to nourish your soul?

    How have you been nourished by the Eucharist?

    Reflect on the Word

    Use these questions to reflect on the readings after attending Mass:

    How is Christ “living bread” for me?

    How do I experience Christ giving me life through the Eucharist?

    Act on the Word

    Use these ideas to act on the readings during the week:
    This week, concentrate on the experience of receiving the Eucharist. You might consider attending daily Mass or an early morning Mass on Sunday. Sometimes, with less people and fanfare, it can be easier to focus on the Eucharist.
    If you like, you might make a phone call this week to find out what someone has to do to be an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion (one of the laypeople who give out the Body and Blood of Christ). Many young people serve as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion.
    Listen to the song “In the Breaking of the Bread” by John Angotti.

    The Living Word™ 2016–2017 © 2016Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications. All rights reserved. Orders 1-800-933-1800. Written by John Angotti and Kristine Neumayer Jenkins; prayer written by Peter J. Scagnelli. Permission to publish granted by the Very Reverend Ronald A. Hicks, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Chicago, on November 12, 2015.

  • Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity June 11, 2017

    LIVING THE WORD
    Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
    June 11, 2017

    SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR MASS
    Find the readings at www.USCCB.org or in a Bible.

    Exodus 34:4b – 6, 8 – 9
    Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55
    2 Corinthians 13:11–13
    John 3:16 –18

    Pray with the Word

    You so loved the world, O God, that you gave your only Son that all might be saved.
    Accompany your people on our journey. Fashion our lives in your true image,
    that we may embrace one another in the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
    live in the communion of the Holy Spirit, and show forth your steadfast love and faithfulness
    that this world may see and believe.
    Through 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.
    Amen.

    Prepare for the Word

    Use this question to prepare yourself to hear the readings before attending Mass:

    How do I relate to each person of the Trinity — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?

    Reflect on the Word

    Use these questions to reflect on the readings after attending Mass:

    How well are you doing at living in a loving community with your family members? How about your classmates?

    How do you understand the mystery of the Holy Trinity? What do you wish you knew more about?

    Act on the Word

    Use these ideas to act on the readings during the week:
    This week, try to follow Paul’s advice in 2 Corinthians 13:11–13. Keep a log to see how well you change poor habits, encourage others, and choose peace over conflict. At the end of the week, look back and see how well you did. Is there one area that you need to continue to concentrate on?
    Listen to the songs “Love One Another” by Michael W. Smith and “More Than Anyone” by Gavin DeGraw.

    The Living Word™ 2016–2017 © 2016Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications. All rights reserved. Orders 1-800-933-1800. Written by John Angotti and Kristine Neumayer Jenkins; prayer written by Peter J. Scagnelli. Permission to publish granted by the Very Reverend Ronald A. Hicks, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Chicago, on November 12, 2015.

  • Solemnity of Pentecost June 4, 2017

    LIVING THE WORD
    Solemnity of Pentecost
    June 4, 2017

    SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR MASS
    Find the readings at www.USCCB.org or in a Bible.

    Acts of the Apostles 2:1–11
    Psalm 104:1, 24, 29 – 30, 31, 34
    1 Corinthians 12:3b –7, 12 –13
    John 20:19 – 23

    Pray with the Word

    You open wide your hand, O God, and satisfy with your good gifts the needs of all.
    Pour forth your Holy Spirit on your Church, gathered in prayer with the mother of Jesus,
    and cause springs of living water to well up within it, for justice and truth.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.

    Prepare for the Word

    Use these questions to prepare yourself to hear the readings before attending Mass:

    How are you preparing for Confirmation or living out your Confirmation if you have already received the sacrament?

    Knowing that we are anointed with the Holy Spirit at Baptism, what confidence does this give you to go out and spread Christ’s love to the world?

    Reflect on the Word

    Use these questions to reflect on the readings after attending Mass:

    In what ways can you more fully live in the Holy Spirit?

    Christ first offers peace to his Apostles because he knows they are terrified. When are times when you have wanted Christ’s peace? How did you find it in the chaos of the world?

    Act on the Word

    Use these ideas to act on the readings during the week:
    Pentecost is a great opportunity to begin thinking about the Sacrament of Confirmation or to reflect on your experience of the sacrament. If you have not yet received the sacrament, take some time this week to research potential saints to take on as your patron. Think about what the saints represent and how they can help you strengthen your faith. If you have already been confirmed, spend time learning more about your patron saint. In both cases, take this week to pray a novena through the saint of your choice. State your intention and ask the saint to pray that the presence of the Holy Spirit may be made more visible in your life.

    The Living Word™ 2016–2017 © 2016Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications. All rights reserved. Orders 1-800-933-1800. Written by Sarah Ault; prayer written by Peter J. Scagnelli. Permission to publish granted by the Very Reverend Ronald A. Hicks, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Chicago, on November 12, 2015.

  • Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord May 28, 2017

    LIVING THE WORD
    Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
    May 28, 2017

    SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR MASS
    Find the readings at www.USCCB.org or in a Bible.

    Acts of the Apostles 1:1–11
    Psalm 47:2 – 3, 6 –7, 8 – 9
    Ephesians 1:17– 23
    Matthew 28:16 – 20

    Pray with the Word

    God of all creation, whose mighty power raised Jesus from the dead,
    be present to this community of disciples whom you have called to be hope
    of a glorious inheritance among the saints.
    Strengthen us in the power of the Spirit to go and make disciples of all nations,
    to obey everything that Jesus has commanded of us, and to know that he is with us always
    until the end of the age, interceding before you on our behalf, living and reigning with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
    Amen.

    Prepare for the Word

    Use these questions to prepare yourself to hear the readings before attending Mass:

    Who are the people in your life you consider to be disciples of Christ? What can you learn from these individuals?

    Where can you bring the Good News in your life, not simply in word but also in deed?

    Reflect on the Word

    Use these questions to reflect on the readings after attending Mass:

    Christ sends his Apostles out to be disciples in the world. Where do you feel Christ is calling you in faith?

    This solemnity celebrates Christ ascending into heaven to be with his father. The Apostles were scared and felt abandoned. When have you felt abandoned by God? What did you do to strengthen your faith in this time?

    Act on the Word

    Use these ideas to act on the readings during the week:
    In the midst of the chaos of the world, it can be hard to center ourselves and remember that our earthly mission is to be the hands and feet of Christ. This week, meditate on these words of St. Teresa of Avila to remind you of this mission:

    Christ has no body but yours,
    No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
    Yours are the eyes with which he looks
    Compassion on this world,
    Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
    Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
    Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
    Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
    Christ has no body now but yours,
    No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
    Yours are the eyes with which he looks with compassion on this world.
    Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

    The Living Word™ 2016–2017 © 2016Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications. All rights reserved. Orders 1-800-933-1800. Written by Sarah Ault; prayer written by Peter J. Scagnelli. Permission to publish granted by the Very Reverend Ronald A. Hicks, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Chicago, on November 12, 2015.

  • Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord April 16, 2017

    LIVING THE WORD
    Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
    April 16, 2017

    SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR MASS
    Find the readings at www.USCCB.org or in a Bible.

    Acts of the Apostles 10:34a, 37– 43
    Psalm 118:1– 2, 16 –17, 22 – 23
    Colossians 3:1– 4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b – 8
    John 20:1– 9, Matthew 28:1–10, or Luke 24:13 – 35

    Pray with the Word

    This is the day, Lord God, that you have made!
    Raising Christ from the dead, and raising us with Christ,
    you have fashioned for yourself a new people, washed in the flood of Baptism,
    sealed with the gift of your Spirit, invited to the banquet of the Lamb!
    In the beauty of this Easter day, set our minds on the new life
    to which you have called us; place on our lips the words of witness
    for which you have anointed us; and ready our hearts to celebrate the festival,
    with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.

    Prepare for the Word

    Use these questions to prepare yourself to hear the readings before attending Mass:

    Has there been a time that you have felt confused in your faith? How have you tried to remedy these feelings?

    Things often happen in our lives that we do not understand. When have you experienced something like this?

    Reflect on the Word

    Use these questions to reflect on the readings after attending Mass:

    When the first disciples found the empty tomb, they did not fully understand what had happened. When has been a time in your faith where you only understood something after it happened?

    Alleluia! He is risen! In what ways can you celebrate Christ’s Resurrection in your faith?

    Act on the Word

    Use these ideas to act on the readings during the week:
    We have just ended the season of Lent and have entered into the joyous season of Easter Time! For the past forty days, we have reflected on what we would like to change in our lives to be able to more fully participate in the Resurrection of Christ. To help facilitate this reflection, take a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle. At the top of one column write “To Overcome.” At the top of the other column write “Outcomes.” Under “To Overcome,” write down the things you have worked on during Lent or things you would like to work on to improve your life. Under “Outcomes,” write down what you would like to happen as a result of changing those habits. Hopefully this activity will help strengthen your resolve to keep working toward change.


    The Living Word™ 2016–2017 © 2016Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications. All rights reserved. Orders 1-800-933-1800. Written by Sarah Ault; prayer written by Peter J. Scagnelli. Permission to publish granted by the Very Reverend Ronald A. Hicks, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Chicago, on November 12, 2015.