Join a SMALL GROUP this Lent
“Then your light shall break forth like the dawn and your wound shall quickly be healed.” (Isaiah 58:8)
Through prayer, fellowship, and discussion, come deepen your commitment to the Lord by joining a small group this Lent!
Based on the popular spiritual healing program designed by Bob Schuchts and the John Paul II Healing Center, “Lenten Healing, 40 Days to Set You Free from Sin” by Ken Kniepmann offers a twist to traditional Lenten fasting: instead of giving up chocolate, give up your sin.
This book serves as a companion throughout the 40 days of Lent, with a brief reflection for each day. As small groups gather together each week, time will be spent in a guided Lectio Divina (a prayerful reading of the scriptures) followed by a deeper discussion of the past week’s reflections from the book. Examining the seven deadly sins (pride, lust, gluttony, sloth, anger, envy, and greed) and its corresponding virtue (humility, chastity, abstinence, diligence, patience, kindness, and liberality) we will address the wounds and false ideas that can hinder one’s prayer life.
By the time Easter arrives, you’ll possess a deeper understanding of sin and emotional wounds as impediments to intimacy with God and come away with tangible, practical tools for addressing those impediments in your life.
Small Groups meet on different days and times, choose one that works best for your schedule. Sign-up coming soon!
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If you are interested in facilitating a small group or would like to start a group with your family or friends, please email Kelly Hernandez at: email@example.com. We will order books and provide materials. Groups can meet in the comfort of home or there is space available to meet on parish grounds.
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”