Signups are going on now for CONNECT Small Groups for Lent. CLICK HERE for online registration.
What is your goal for Lent this year? Maybe this year, instead of just giving up chocolate, you could learn to live your life in Christ more fully. Connect: Small Groups has some offerings that may help meet that goal:
Beloved – A Program for Married Couples. Does Marriage Matter? In our throwaway culture, this is a relevant conversation. Long before cultures or governments ever discussed marriage, God placed on the human heart a longing for the unique, lifelong commitment and total self-giving love found in the Sacrament of Matrimony. What does God’s design mean for us in our daily lives together? A remarkable assembly of experts shows us the answer. This study is for every married couple, whether your marriage is great, good, not so good, old or new or somewhere in between. And if your spouse won’t come with you, that’s ok, too. Sundays, 6 p.m., Kazel Room (Mezzanine over Gathering Area).
Lectio divina for Lent. Using the upcoming Sunday gospel and other readings, explore what God is saying to you and what He is calling you to do. Lectio involves hearing the reading, listening for a word or phrase that stands out, hearing the reading a couple more times and then responding to what you hear God saying to you through that reading and what the reading calls you to do. Groups meeting throughout the week at various times – check online or the paper registration forms at the Gathering Area Welcome Center.
Saints for Catholic Moms. Moms can face some difficult times. Join Catholic moms’ coach, Lisa Hendey, as she links personal stories, scripture, prayer and simple soul-strengthening exercises into this rich spiritual resource for Catholic women. Over Lent, the group will study one saint per week to offer companionship and guidance for the challenging, often under-thanked vocation of Catholic motherhood. Find and share practical, spiritually rich action steps that help moms incorporate the wisdom and exemplary faith of each saint. Two groups, one meeting Monday mornings, the second meeting Friday mornings. Both groups meet at the respective facilitator’s home or as agreed by participants.
The Mass – Understanding the Encounter. The Mass is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” Fan the flame for this most Holy Sacrifice and the fundamental elements of our Faith by exploring God’s plan for this sacred liturgy – foretold in the Old Testament and fulfilled in Christ. Then, learn how to truly pray the Mass, the central core of our Faith around which all else revolves. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Parish Life Center Lounge.
Additional groups are forming so please check online or at the Welcome Desk in the Gathering Area for the latest offerings. Connect: Small Groups Lenten session will run from March 10 (the Sunday after Ash Wednesday) through April 13 (the Saturday before Palm Sunday). Make this Lent more meaningful. Make it a time of reflection, prayer, repentance and recommitment. Registration is now open. CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION.