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Breaking Open the Word at Home: March 10, 2019

Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents

The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to assist you, parent or godparent, with using the Sunday Mass readings to teach the Catholic Faith and live the Catholic Faith as a family.

March 10th, 2019: First Sunday of Lent: Deuteronomy 26:4-10, Psalm 91, Romans 10:8-13, Luke 4:1-13 [1]


The first reading recounts the journey from slavery to Egypt and the gift of the Promised Land.

The Gospel parallels the Israelites wandering through the desert and struggling to be faithful to the LORD our God, as Jesus too goes into the desert, but he remains faithful throughout Satan’s temptations. The Israelites struggled in the desert for forty years, Jesus models faithfulness in his forty days in the desert, and we are invited to grow in faithfulness through the forty days of Lent.

Psalm 91 and St. Paul’s letter to the Romans both encourage us to call upon God for help and salvation.


These readings provide an opportunity for reflecting on the meaning of Lent and the nature of temptation. “CCC” refers to the Catechism of the Catholic Church:


Parents or godparents can also put the catechetical content into action through various activities. Here are just a few examples:

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