Resources for Deeper Reflection

As we contemplate the readings from the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
 
 
Living The Word 

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

 

The Pastoral Center "Questions for the Week" 
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 17, 2018

Living in God's Kingdom: Yet when [the mustard seed] is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large
branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade. (Mark 4:32)

  • Ezekiel 17:22-24 - Prophecy of the restoration of Israel
  • 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 - Walking by faith
  • Mark 4:26-34 - Seed grows by itself and the mustard seed

Adults: What is the "good soil" that has allowed your faith to grow like the mustard seed and
provide shelter for others?
Kids: How do you help your faith grow like the mustard seed?

 
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