April 2. Is the Christ to come from Galilee?  Boetie was in his final year before Confirmation and he told the family the task the catechism teacher had given them. “I think I need your help too,” he said. “This gospel today shows how confused some of the people were about who Jesus really was and whether he could be the Messiah.  We aren’t waiting for a Messiah like that today, but quite a lot of young people, especially, seem to be confused about which church they want to belong to and why.  Why do we belong to the Catholic church and is God really on our side?  I’m supposed to do a project to answer those questions.”    

Reflect, share and act. Scripture: At that time when they heard the words of Jesus some of the people said, “This is really the prophet.” Others said, “Is the Christ to come from Galilee?” John 7:40-41. Pope Francis: Through the Church, marriage and the family receive the grace of the Holy Spirit from Christ in order to bear witness to the Gospel of God’s love.  AL71. SA Youth Responsibilities Bill 9: The right to freedom of conscience requires me to allow others to choose and practice the religion of their choice and to hold their own beliefs without fear or prejudice.  Choose an act of love and sacrifice from the list published at www.marfam.org.za/lent