Dear Pastor and Religious Educators,
Covid 19 has challenged all of us to reach out to our communities in this difficult time. Thank you for the wonderful, creative pastoral efforts that we see and hear about daily. Social distancing has been difficult and is especially so during Holy Week and Easter when attendance at liturgies is limited. Where is the love in this darkness?
God speaks to us through the prophet Isaiah: “Comfort, comfort my people. Speak fondly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her slavery is over” (40: 1). The love of Jesus is present, ready to enter our hearts during Holy Week to comfort and heal. Oblate School of Theology would like to offer you a new way to connect to your parish community to bring comfort and healing to all.
We are offering you a free, retreat which you, your staff and parish members can access online. The retreat, which is run simultaneously in English and Spanish, is based on Ignatian spirituality. Each day, from March 28 to April 6, you will receive a suggestion for prayer that will include the daily reading, a reflection and a concluding prayer with a piece of art, poetry or music. The retreat can be used individually, or as a resource for group reflection, in bible studies, RCIA groups, lectors, etc. To provide a broad perspective on the Scripture texts, our writers are lay people, religious, and ministers from different denominations.
An announcement that you can use in emails, bulletins, or social media: (Click here to view)
Signing up is simple. Simply click on these links, and follow the instructions: