Livonia, Michigan

Faith Formation News

Hello families! In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus opens the eyes of a man who is blind from birth. Though he has been without physical sight, this man is the only one in the story who sees Jesus for who he really is. The man’s neighbors, parents, and teachers are spiritually blind to the knowledge that Jesus is the Messiah. This story invites us to use our sight to see both with wonder and faith.

In today’s Gospel, blindness symbolizes lack of faith. Why do you think that some people did not believe that he was the Son of God and long-awaited Messiah even though they witnessed his miracles? In what way do you see Jesus working in your life? Why do you think some people today don’t believe in Jesus? What can be done to help people believe in him? St. Joseph was Jesus’ foster father. What do you think it was like to be St. Joseph?

Lenten Family Challenge – Research an organization that helps the blind or visually impaired. Find a way to donate your time, talent, or treasure to this organization.

Liturgy Link- How many images of Jesus do you see in the church?

Family Prayer – The Angelus

The Angelus is a way for lay people to sanctify the hours of the day. Historically, the practice has been associated with ringing a bell at 6 a.m., 12 p.m., and 6 p.m., where whole villages and towns would stop to pray. Laborers in the fields, workers in shops, and families at home set aside what they were doing and prayed the Angelus together. Today, many churches and monasteries and several radio and television stations ring the Angelus bell at these same times, inviting the faithful to pause what they are doing and pray. Today, pray the Angelus at the noon or 6 p.m. hour.
Partners in Faith,
Phyllis Chudzinski

  • Wednesday 3/22/23: No Faith Formation Class, everyone is encouraged to attend the Family of Parishes Penitential Service at 7 pm, here at St. Genevieve-St. Maurice, especially our Confirmation class,
    March 29th is Confirmation!
    **Training for altar servers will begin soon. If you have any children in 3rd grade and up who are interested please contact the Faith Formation Office.