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February 10, 2016
I know we have not as yet caught our breath from Christmas; however, Ash Wednesday is February 10th. This means Emmaus is preparing for the ninth year of our parish Lenten Mission.
What is Lenten Mission? Groups gather in parishioners’ homes to prepare for the Sunday liturgies during the six weeks of Lent. We have been doing this for eight years, and 50 to 60 of us have been a part of this program each year. The groups are fluid; each year there are new faces.
Last year, we used for the first time the “Six Weeks with the Bible” series from the Loyola Press (www.loyolapress.com/six-weeks) and were very pleased with the program. This year we will use another book from the series: Luke: The Good News of God’s Mercy. This liturgical year the gospel readings will be drawn mainly from Luke, and we are now in the Year of Mercy which Pope Francis opened on Dec. 8 which makes the book a perfect fit. During the six weeks of Lent, we will focus on selected passages from Luke. There will be a bible study element with some background material, but the primary focus will be on our relationship with Jesus as viewed in the light of the gospel selection.
For those seeking a bible study, this is for you. For those seeking to grow in their relationship with the Lord, this is for you. For those wishing to become more connected with the St. Francis community, this is for you.
You may sign up the weekends of Jan. 16-17, and 23-24. Sign up slips will be in the bulletin those weekends and in the narthex. The box for the sign up slips will also be in the narthex. You may also sign up on line or call the rectory. The groups will meet on different days and at different times, and we hope one choice will fit your schedule. Please consider becoming part of the Lenten Mission this year.