Through prayer, fellowship, and discussion, come deepen your commitment to the Lord by joining a small group this Lent!
Mother Teresa of Calcutta was known around the world for her work with the “poorest of the poor.” But what was her real message? What was it that drove this holy saint to live such radical charity? Her answer is simple, yet staggering…
Let St. Teresa of Calcutta be your guide in I Thirst: 40 Days with Mother Teresa.
Divided into seven main sections, these meditations will provoke prayer on:
- The Dynamics of Thirst
- Prayer as Thirst
- Our Lady’s Example in Meeting God’s Thirst
- Thirst in the Service of God
- Sharing in the Thirst of Christ
- Jesus as the Incarnation of God’s Thirst
- Satiated Thirst
I Thirst provides an opportunity to spend a few minutes every day with Mother Teresa and the thirst of our Lord. It provides an opportunity to grow in intimacy, and to meet the thirst of God with our own thirst for him.
“We have been created to love and be loved, and God has become man to make it possible for us to love as he loved us. He makes himself the hungry one, the naked one, the homeless one, the sick one, the one in prison, the lonely one, the unwanted one… He is hungry for our love.” -Mother Teresa
Small Groups meet on different days and times, choose one that works best for your schedule.
If you are interested in forming a small group with your friends, family, and fellow parishioners, contact Kelly Hernandez at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 821-2122. All materials will be provided to you.
JOIN A SMALL GROUP!
Small Groups offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with other parishioners while enriching our faith. Those involved in small groups consistently cite a greater feeling of community as well as better clarity in what it means to live out their faith on a daily basis.
Every Advent and Lent, various groups gather together once a week to read and discuss books on faith. We aim to deepen our faith and commitment to Christ and His Church through prayer, fellowship, and learning. The groups meet at different times and places, join one that fits your schedule!
Meets every Monday from 7:00 – 8:00 pm In the Chapel
Have you thought that you should try meditation? Our meditation group is for beginners as well as advanced meditators. This ancient form of Christian prayer, rooted in the Gospels and St. Paul is offered weekly. Come when you can.
Contact parishioner Paul Thompson at 734-646-5591 for more information or just show up.
PRAYER SHAWL KNITTING MINISTRY
“Blanket those in our community in Prayer, Healing and Love.”
Do you like to knit or crochet?
We use the craft of knitting/crocheting to create shawls for those in the community who might derive comfort, warmth, and spiritual sustenance from them. People such as the homebound, chronically ill, those experiencing a crisis, and a mom with a first baby are typical recipients.
The Knitting Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Parish Library, located off the gathering space of the church. Our St. Francis Web page is here.: stfrancisa2.com/knitting-ministry/ To get a broader perspective on what this is all about, visit: www.shawlministry.com
We attach this note: “Crocheted by hand and threaded with prayers of love and hope, this item is a gift to you. May it bring blessings of comfort, gifts of warmth and the knowledge that you are loved. – St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Prayer Shawl Ministry”