Friday, May 20, 2011

Bible Prayer Group - May 21 - 1-3 pm St. Joseph's

What: Bible Prayer Group

When: May 21, this Saturday, 1-3 pm.

Where: St. Joseph's Church, Conference Room. 790 Salem St., Malden.

Who: Everyone is welcome. Please drop me an email if you are coming.

Details: Life is full of questions: What is the key to happiness? Why do bad things happen to good people? What is my purpose on this earth? Why is there evil in the world? In a world that values quick fixes, it can be unsettling to confront questions like these. Pope Benedict XVl tells us that as much as we may like quick answers, we can gain clarity on the enigmas of life only if we take the time to immerse ourselves in the word of God. (The WORD Among Us, 11)
Through this sessions and our own prayerful reading of the Bible, we hope to have a closer personal relationship with God and be His witness. "...the God who speaks to us and shares His love so that we might have life in abundance. (Verbum Domini,2).

1:15 Opening Prayer and Reading - Acts 13: 13-25 (Reading from May 19th). (Click HERE for the reading)

1:15 - 1:45 Why do we need to read the Bible? How do we hear God's voice? What is lectio divina? What are the four levels of lectio?

1:45 -2:30  Reading and Study of the Gospel for the Day, May 21-John 14:7-14. A
beginners' exercise in lectio divina.(Click HERE for the reading)

Please bring your Bibles or print a copy of the readings and Gospel above. 

Resources: Holy Bible, The WORD Among Us -Daily Meditation for Catholics Apr 24 - May31, 2011 issue, The Word of the Lord (Verbum Domini) by Pope Benedict XVl.

2:30- 2:50 Potluck snack.

2:50-3 pm clean up.

3pm - Adjourn. Please park at rear of church. We need to leave by 3 pm as there is Mass at 4pm.

"Behold I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me.' (Revelation 3:20)

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