January 25, 2021
To our parish family,
Happy New Year from the Evangelization commission! This time last year, none of us ever imagined that we would be separated from Mass, the sacraments, and our parish family for almost a year. And yet, we must remember that we are never isolated from Christ and the other members of the Mystical Body.
As we approach Lent 2021, the Evangelization commission would like to offer two opportunities to help you prepare for Easter:
- The very popular Little Black book for Lent will be available in the narthex beginning the weekend of January 30. This book provides a brief reflection and an interesting fact for each day of Lent. If you have never used this guide for reflection before, we think you will enjoy it. Please take one book per family. If you are unable to get a book at church, please email email@example.com and we will get your book to you. Please include your name, address, and phone number. For those who prefer a digital format, the digital book is available on Amazon, App Store or Google Play. https://littlebooks.org/seasonal-books/lent
- This Fall, we offered a program called “The Ministry of the Wild Goose” that explored ways of experiencing the Holy Spirit. Each of the 14 segments is a stand-alone topic. We discussed the first seven parts and consensus was that it gave us all new tools for enhancing our spirituality and a new way of thinking about the Holy Spirit. All participants felt this would be a valuable tool for Lenten reflection. Thus, we will examine segments 8-14 as part of our Lenten preparation. Here are the details:
- This program is offered via Zoom on Thursdays from 7:00-7:30 pm. from Feb. 18-March 30 (note the last session will be on a Wednesday as March 31 is Holy Thursday).
- The link to the short, approximately 20 minute video, is emailed the Friday before each meeting. Simply click on the link and watch the video before the discussion the following Thursday. All materials are free.
- The link to the Zoom meeting is emailed on Thursday morning. Simply click the link and join us, either on the computer, tablet, or phone.
- If you would like to take a look at the videos, please go to https://thewildgooseisloose.com/wild-goose-main-page
- For any questions or to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, we look forward to the time we are all able to worship and socialize together. In the meantime, please take a Little Black Book and sign up for our discussion series so we can prepare for Easter together.
The Evangelization Commission