Resources for Deeper Reflection

As we contemplate the readings from the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Spiritual practices to help us engage with Jesus

Jesus said that He is the Bread of Life, but in order for us to understand our need for Him, we need to develop a living relationship with him. Devotional practices can be communal or they can be done privately. Follow the link above for some ideas for devotional practices.

 

Living The Word 

Journey with fellow parishioners as they share their reflection on the Sunday readings.

 

The Pastoral Center "Questions for the Week" 

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Danger of Riches
Jesus said, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God." (Mark 10:25)

  • Wisdom 7:7-11 - Solomon and the riches of wisdom
  • Hebrews 4:12-13 - God's living word
  • Mark 10:17-30 or 10:17-27 - The danger of riches—Jesus and the rich man

Adults: How can the pleasures and comforts of this world become barriers to your relationship with God?
Kids: What favorite toy, game, video, etc., of yours would you be willing to share with someone this week?

 
Online Resources for Families

Sunday Readings from the Lectionary for Masses with Children

http://rclblectionary.com/.  For each Sunday and for other major feasts of the liturgical year, the "Gospel Reflections" section includes a reflection for families, suggestions for bringing the Gospel into your family, and discussion starters. Another section of the site presents a "Question of the Week" for adults and for children - in English and Spanish.

http://www.catholicfamilyfaith.org/sunday-worship--lectionary-resources.html. Provides a number of online resources to help all family members prepare for Sunday Mass and connect liturgy and life.

 

Online Resources for Adults

The following are links to some useful web sites to provide daily or weekly reflection from a national author. Check them out!

Rev. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI: www.ronrolheiser.com  Features weekly columns with easy access to previous columns. 

Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles; former president of Mundelein Seminary of the Archdiocese of Chicago: www.wordonfire.org/resources/blog

Joan Chittister, a Benedictine sister and popular spiritual author, offers a free weekly newsletter, Vision & Viewpoint. Weekly columns – A Word from Joan – are featured on her website, http://www.joanchittister.org/.  

Sacred Space, daily prayer offered by the Irish Jesuitswww.sacredspace.ie/daily-prayer

--Offered by our Adult Faith Formation Committee

 

Resources regarding Pennsylvania Grand Jury report

In light of the recent Pennsylvania Grand Jury report, we have gathered together Fr. Hurlbert's letter and other resources. Follow the link above. To contact Fr. Hurlbert directly, you may email him at j.hurlbert@ascensionoakpark.com.