Bible in a Year - Recommendation
Are you looking to jump-start your engagement with the Bible? Starting January 1st, Ascension Press is offering a free podcast-guided reading program to guide you through the whole Bible in one year. The daily reading plan is available as a PDF (see attached document) and Fr. Mike Schmitz will walk with you in 365 podcast episodes (one each day) to accompany you on your journey through Sacred Scripture.
The resources are entirely free and the podcast can be accessed through the Ascension Press website, iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. For more information, check out the Podcast Webpage.
Symbolon : The Creed - Online Adult Faith Formation
In the early Church, Christians described their Creed, their statement of faith, as the symbolon, the “seal” or “symbol of the faith”. In modern times, there is a need to go deeper into that communion of apostolic faith that has existed for 2,000 years in the Church that Christ founded. Come join us on a journey into the timeless beauty and truths of the Catholic faith, and discover God’s incredible love for us, the story of our
salvation, through 10 video-based sessions of Symbolon – Knowing the Faith. This is not just about an intellectual understanding of Catholicism, but a journey of faith and discovery that brings us into a
personal encounter with Jesus Christ, His plan for our lives, and how we can live in this plan more deeply in our daily lives.
Wednesday Morning Sessions
4 November 2020 - 20 January 2021
10:30- 12:00 am
Virtual classes via Zoom
To register, please contact Tharshini
Lectio Divina Group - Diving into the Sunday Readings
During this pandemic, our prayer life — among other things — may have been disrupted. We’ve had to find different ways of praying without in-person community to support our faith life. The traditional monastic practice of Lectio Divina is a good way to help us deal with stress and provide a way to enter into sacred Scripture as a living Word for our time.
The basic idea is to spend time listening deeply and intently to what God might have to say to you through Scripture—almost as if the sacred text were a much-cherished love letter from God. Lectio Divina is like a deep conversation with a best friend. It is not a study method. Background knowledge can be helpful but is not essential. Our real goal is to meet our Lord as we read his Word and allow him to transform our lives to be more like him through the work of the Holy Spirit.
Join us as we meet online every Monday evening, to dive deeper into the upcoming Sunday Mass readings. There is no commitment to join every week, just come whenever you can, spend some time praying through Scripture and sharing with each other.
To register, please send an email to Tharshini at the address b elow
Registrations remain open, you are welcome to join at any time!
"I would like in particular to recall and recommend the ancient tradition of Lectio Divina: the diligent reading of Sacred Scripture accompanied by prayer brings about that intimate dialogue in which the person reading hears God who is speaking, and in praying, responds to him with trusting openness of heart (cf. Dei Verbum, n. 25)."
Pope Benedict XVI September 16, 2005