Many of you are already involved in evangelization activities and programs sponsored by your diocese, parish community, or religious community. Project Reach Out offers additional ideas and suggestions – called promising practices – for those wishing to design a particular program or expand existing programs for evangelization and outreach in the Black Community. Please add your own suggestions for Promising Practices or tell us about your experiences with these Promising Practices.
Lectio Divina for Lent and Easter. Insights for personal prayer, homily preparation, and material for Catechists, college professors, and high school teachers to use in discussions with their classes.
“There is one particular way of listening to what the Lord wishes to tell us in his word and of letting ourselves be transformed by the Spirit. It is what we call lectio divina. It consists of reading God’s word in a moment of prayer and allowing it to enlighten and renew.” Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, no.152
All the “signs of the time” point to the necessity of a “family coming together, a family time of prayer.” So much seems to happen to us when we are apart from each other. We get so caught up with “the everyday challenges and trying to make it every day” that we forget about the strength we gain from each other when we “tighten up in prayer and touch each others lives for more than a minute.” Let’s show some love for we need some face time with each other. Let’s take a new “Family Photo” so that a legacy of hope, faith and courage can be left for those who come after us.