Resources for Deeper Reflection

As we contemplate the Sunday readings
 
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" 

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: Ready for the Lord
Jesus said, "Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come." (Mark 13:33)

  • Daniel 12:1-3 - Daniel's conclusion to the apocalypse
  • Hebrews 10:11-14, 18 - Christ's eternal sacrifice
  • Mark 13:24-32 - The Second Coming

Adults: What would you be doing differently in your life if you truly believed you would meet Christ soon?
Kids: What would you do for others today if you thought you would not have another chance to do it?

 
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/

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.