Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments (Second Edition)

Chapter 2: The Liturgical Year


The Liturgical Year

Film Focus: This video provides a brief introduction to the Catholic Church’s liturgical year. It explains that the Liturgical Year in the Church does not follow the standard calendar, but instead marks time based upon the mysteries of Christ’s life.

Text Focus: Pages 54–58

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why does the Church celebrate a liturgical year as opposed to simply following the calendar year?
  2. What season begins the liturgical year?
  3. What are the liturgical seasons in the Catholic Church?
  4. What ways do your family, school, and parish community celebrate the liturgical year?
  5. What is one additional prayer or activity you could include in your life which would help you to live the liturgical year more fully?

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