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Instructions:

  1. Eat dinner together at the table.  Don’t forget to say Grace!
  2. Watch the video
  3. Get dessert and work through the questions

Pro Tips: 

  • Let your children hear you answer these questions.  Don’t be safe, be vulnerable; they need to hear from you. 
  • Let your kids ask you questions that interest them about the video.  Don’t restrict them to the listed questions.
  • Don’t be afraid to tell your children that you don’t know the answer to their question – that’s why we’re all doing BUILT together.  But tell them that you’ll find the answer for them.

Built Project Party January 17: Presence-The Mystery of the Eucharist

Video 1 Questions:

  • What was the one thing from the video that you heard for the first time or that was an “aha” moment for you?
  • The Eucharist is called by many names Which one is your favorite?
  • The video asks, “How big is God?” and “ How small is God?” How would you answer these questions? How is God both big and small in the Eucharist?
  • Have you experienced God’s presence in your life?

Video 2 Questions:

  • Did you learn anything new or come to a better understanding of something old about the Eucharist from the video?
  • Did Jesus mean what He said, “I am the Bread of Life… unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood you have no life within you,” or was he merely being figurative or metaphorical?  How do you know?
  •  How are the Jewish feast of Passover, the Last Supper (Eucharist) and the Crucifixion related?
  • What is God’s purpose for our life; what are we made for?  How does the Eucharist fulfill that plan?

Video 3 Questions:  

  • Have you ever experience a time when you were traveling or on a journey and were really hungry and tired? What was the experience like?
  • What is your favorite part of the Mass? Why?
  • What was the one thing from the video that you heard for the first time or that was an “aha” moment for you?
  • How do we participate in the sacrifice of Jesus in the Eucharist? What are some practical ways to be intentional about participating in this way?
  • At the end of Mass, we are dismissed with a purpose. What is our mission when we leave Mass? What can we do to live out this mission?

Video 4 Options:

Viewers have several video options for this final week. You may watch the main video with Tim Grey is an hour and may be broken into parts. There are also videos for Catechists, Children, Parents. You are free to choose the one that works best for you and your family.

Tim Grey Video Questions:

  • What was the one thing from the video that you heard for the first time or that was an “aha” moment for you?
  • In the video, Tim Gray focusses on two groups that have objections to the Church’s doctrine of the real presence. Which of these groups do you sympathize with the most?
  • Have you ever heard the Jewish objections before? How about the Pagan difficulty? What things might we say or do to help remove those objections
  • (22:10) What is at the heart of accepting the doctrine of the Eucharist?
  • Why do some Protestants say that Jesus’s words are a metaphorical statement?
  • How do his words about being the Bread of Life compare to other statements like” I am the vine?’
  • What are the three Passovers? How do these three events help to dispel the idea that Jesus is speaking metaphorically?
  • What is the evidence from St. Paul that Jesus is not speaking metaphorically but metaphysically?
  • (54:56) What does “reasonable” mean for the secular objectors? How does the scientific interpretation limit not only belief in the Eucharist, but all belief in Jesus? Why do we say that faith is beyond reason but not contrary to reason?
  • What is the significance of the literary arguments about the Tree of Life, Feast of the Lamb, etc.?
  • How does Mary’s life show us how to approach the Eucharist in a biblical way?

BUILT Project Party on Friday, March 6:

Video 1 Questions:

  • What did you most appreciate about what you just watched: was there something new you learned, something old for which you now have a better understanding, or something that made you uncomfortable?
  • Consider the story of the Prodigal Son.  What was the most striking element of that story to you and why?
  • As for Lent: have you determined a simple, sustainable penance for the season, one that is do-able?  How faithful have you been to it thus far?  Have you shared your chosen penance with anyone as an accountability partner?
  • Given the Foundations and Structures talks, what are some ways you might be able to incorporate the liturgical calendar into the religious life of your own Domestic Church?

Video 2 Questions:

  • Which examination of conscience do you use?  Is it always the same one? Why?
  • God’s will for our lives is to grow in self-awareness, self-possession, and self-donation. In other words, it is difficult to give ourselves away in love if we are not free to love. And, it is difficult to grow in the freedom necessary to love if we are not aware of what restrains us.  How does understanding the purpose of our lives emphasize the importance of a good examination of conscience?
  • Think about: “In what ways have I not loved God with my whole heart, soul, mind, and strength? In what ways have I failed to love my neighbor as myself?”  What do you think it means to see our sins the way God sees them?
  • Why is it important, during your examination, to consider sins of commission (things we have done) AND sins of omission (things I should have done which I didn’t do)?
  • Why is it important to do your penance as soon as you can?

Video 3 Options:

Viewers have several video options for this final week. There are videos for Catechists, Children, Parents and Parish Staff. You are free to choose the one that works best for you and your family.

Questions for Parents (Adults):

  • Scripture tells us that the Son of God humbled himself to become man and was obedient to the Father even to his death on the cross (Philippians 2:5-11). What does God’s willingness to enter our world, embrace our humanity and die for our sins tell us about God’s love for us? How can Jesus’ self-sacrificial love be an example for our lives?
  • According to the video, what does it mean when we say in the Creed that Jesus descended into hell?
  • In the video, we heard that because we live in a broken world, we should never ask, “Will I suffer?” but rather “What will I do when I suffer?” As Peter says, “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you” (2 Peter 4:12). In fact, Jesus himself entered our humanity and has shared in our suffering. And he wants to be with us to help us in the midst of our trials. What do you do when you encounter suffering in your life? Do you turn to God or do you turn away from God? Why?
  • Reflect on the following quote: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” —Luke 9:23 Consider some ways you can imitate Christ’s sacrificial love more in your life. For example, how can you be more generous in your relationship with God? What are some ways you can deny yourself— your time, comfort, or desires—and make sacrifices to serve better the people God has placed in your life? 

Questions for Children:

  • Review on How to make a Good Confession.
  • Discuss the benefits of Confession vs the requirement to go? i.e. Why do we GET to go to confession vs Why do we HAVE to go to confession?
  • Does your Examination of Conscience change as you grow in your faith? How?
  • If you are comfortable, share some advice a priest has given you in the Confessional

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