St. Edward New Evangelization Lessons

Lesson October 21, 2020 – Grades 6-11
-October is Respect Life Month. This week, we are reflecting on the Respect Life theme: “Live the Gospel

of Life. Imitate Christ and follow in His footsteps."

-The readings for this upcoming weekend fit perfectly with the theme.

{30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 25, 2020) - Matthew 22:34-40}

-Please watch the Lifeteen Video (above) about the readings 

Then reflect on some of the following questions:

• Which of the two great commandments do you struggle to live out most?

• Do you love yourself? Why or why not?

• Moses gave the people over 600 laws that ranged from dietary restrictions to the Ten Commandments.

Why do you think Jesus chose the two He did as the “greatest”?

• How are the two great commandments related? Do you think you can do one without doing the other?

• The second great commandment says we need to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.

   Do you think you can really love someone else if you do not love yourself? Why or why not?

• What does it say about God, our creator, when we struggle to see our dignity and love ourselves?

• What negative feelings do you have about yourself that keep you from allowing God to fully love you and also keep you from loving others?


Email with a note sharing how YOU live the Gospel of Life.

How do you “imitate Christ and follow in His footsteps" at this point in life (whether as a middle schooler, high schooler, or parent)?

Possible things to share:
How are you loving God?
How are you loving your neighbor?

Consider making a plan on how your family will serve others. Maybe something for Thanksgiving, Advent, or Christmas time?? For example: Cards for people who have not been able to come out much (or at all) since March.


How are the two great commandments related? Do you think you can do one without doing the other?

God bless!

Opening Prayer - October 14, 2020
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 1st Reading for this upcoming weekend’s Liturgy

• What does it take for someone to earn your trust?

• Who do you trust the most? Why?


Read Isaiah 45:1, 4-6

Reflect on some of these questions:

  • Where do you place your trust? In God? In material things? In others? In yourself?

  • Does the way you live your life and treat people and things reflect your answer above? Why or why not?

  • God calls every person by name. What makes it difficult for people to respond? How can we help them know God’s love?

  • Do people put other “gods” in front of our God? What other things do people worship or follow?

  • Is it easy or difficult for you to put God first in your life? What happens when God is not first?

  • Do you ever put negative attributes of relationships with people onto God (e.g., I had my trust broken by a person so now I do not trust God)? How does this negatively impact and distort your relationship with God?

  • Where do you need to trust God more?



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