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PARISH PRAYER FOR LENT - Pray, daily, for the parish to flourish as a fountain of living water for all.
Our mission statement calls for us to Befriend, Explore, and Grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. We invite all parishioners to Explore their own personal journey with a variety of options for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. A way to Befriend, Explore, and Grow is by joining a small group. There are many ways a small group or an individual can participate this Lent in Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving. Above is a snapshot of the events this Lent. Below is a description of books or video options for your small group. Each week, we will have detailed information in the bulletin and on our website to explore Lent.
Below is a list of book options for groups or individuals to read and discuss for Lent. The books are linked to Amazon so that you may purchase them individually or for your small group.
Books which include small group questions:
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Written by Rich Cleveland 93 pages, 7 chapters, Study Guide incorporated into the weekly study.
Prepare for Holy Week by studying scripture and contemplative readings of the last words of Jesus as he suffered on the cross. This study plunges you deeper into the meaning and significance of each word uttered by Jesus as he hung on the cross. In doing so, we gain perspective on the similar challenges we face in our own lives.
Written by Max Lucado 150 pages, 15 chapters, Study Guide provided.Dive into the components of the Passion and Crucifixion to get an understanding of the depths of God's love for us. Explore how His garments, the crown of thorns, the wine-soaked sponge, and other parts of the suffering of Christ are so much more than just items. Explore how they represent a deep profound love for all of us.
Edited by Kelly Wahlquist, 141 pages, 6 chapters, Study Guide provided
Explore the events of Holy Week by going into a deeper relationship with Jesus by helping you relate to Him in a profoundly intimate way. Looking at six universal gifts of women - receptivity, sensitivity, generosity, prayer, maternity and the Holy Spirit - through the eyes of women in the gospels, the book guides you on a prayerful and creative journey through Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost. As Pope John Paul II extolled the gifts of women as Feminine Genius this book helps you grow in understanding of God's glory as Jesus walks toward Calvary and beyond.
Books offering daily reflections:
Written by Ken Kniepmann, 7 weeks of daily reflections, 166 pages No Study Guide provided
This book offers a twist to traditional Lenten fasting by focusing on the seven deadly sins and their corresponding virtues. This daily devotional offers a unique approach to Lent. helping you reexamine the psychological and spiritual roots of sin in your life while sharing reflections and prayer exercises for overcoming sinful habits and acquiring virtuous ones. This book through fasting and prayer offers an opportunity to deepen your vison of what it means to be free, whole and loved by God.
Compiled by Judy Bauer, 3 parts, 54 days of reflections, No discussion questions provided
Begin Lent with a daily reflection that will take you to the second Sunday of Easter. Each day begins with thoughts by Fr. Nouwen on an appropriate theme supported by Scripture and prayer along with a suggested activity for spiritual growth. Lent and Easter, periods of penance and celebration, lavish with rituals, help us become more sensitive to our inclination toward sin and Christ's victory over it. Fr. Nouwen comforts and reassures us with reminders that God loves and accepts us even in our human state.
Book that does not have questions although can be used in a group setting
Written by Ronald Rolheiser, 5 Chapters, 77 pages, No study questions provided
There are many questions about the cross and our salvation. What is the hidden wisdom inside the cross of Jesus? How does our brokenness connect to the brokenness of the one who dies on the cross? How does the death of Jesus on the cross wash us free of our sins? What are we saying to others and to ourselves when we wear crosses around our necks or display them in our homes? And most importantly, how do we accept the challenge to make the death of Jesus on the cross an example that we follow in our lives? This book will help shed light on these questions and many others.
FORMED provides a video study for Lent called Opening the Word - From Lent to Pentecost. If you need the access code, please call the office and they can provide that for you.