3rd Week in Ordinary Time

Anytime this week:

  • Read the Gospel.
  • Discuss:
    • Why do you think the people who listened to Jesus were amazed by His teaching?
    • How do you think you’d react if you saw Jesus doing mighty things like He did in today’s reading?
    • We hear in the reading that Jesus’ fame spread everywhere. What is something important about Jesus that you’d tell others?

January 24: Celebrate the Sunday of the Word of God

The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is designated as the Sunday of the Word of God to remind us to read the Bible regularly and to put God’s Word at the center of our lives.

January 25: Celebrate the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle

St. Paul persecuted the early Christians but, after his own conversion, became the greatest of the early Christian missionaries.

  • Read: Read about St. Paul’s conversion.
  • Eat: Bake a cake or cupcakes and decorate with symbols for St. Paul, like a book or scroll representing his letters or a sword representing his martyrdom.
  • Eat: An easy snack idea is pita chips and hummus, which are common foods in the region St. Paul lived.
  • Pray: Pray A Prayer for Conversions.

January 26: Celebrate the Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus

Sts. Timothy and Titus worked closely with St. Paul to spread the Gospel. St. Paul wrote two letters to St. Timothy and one to St. Titus that are included in the New Testament.

January 28: Celebrate the Memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas is one of the great teachers of the Catholic Church, honored with the titles Doctor of the Church and Angelic Doctor. St. Thomas Aquinas is a patron saint of schools and students.