Discipleship

Discipleship Prayer   

Good and gracious God, Your Son, Jesus Christ, calls all people to follow Him and become His disciples, inviting us to know Him and share Him with others.
Touch our hearts and stir our spirit.
Help us daily to take up our cross and follow Him by living His Word and proclaiming His Good News to those around us.
May our faith in You increase, may our hunger for the Gospel intensify, and may our parish be strengthened as we learn to love one another as He has loved us.

Amen

Sept 26/27

The human conscience is not so much a voice as it is a set of eyeglasses." Our consciences-our inner eyes-must be corrected or formed so that they are aligned with the way God sees." pg. 124

Excerpted from A Well-Built Faith by Joe Paprocki. Used by permission of Loyola Press. Copyright © Joe Paprocki.

Read what the Catechism has to say about the formation of your conscience in article 1783. Identify at least 4-5 steps you follow to make good decisions. Do your steps include asking God for His will?

Sept 19/20

Are we a just and generous giver like the Lord or is our attitude in need of some repairs? "In the Chicago area, where I live, we talk about experiencing only two seasons: winter and road construction. The harsh Chicago winters result in numerous potholes that can cause alot of damage. Of course, it's always a good sight to see a steamroller. It means that the repairs are nearing completion and the roads are being smoothed over. In our spritual lives, the harsh realities of sin occasionally result in potholes that need repairs. Like a steam roller smoothing over freshly paved roads, the sacraments of healing/Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick - smooth over the rough spots, paving the way to the Lord to continue." pg. 75

Excerpted from A Well-Built Faith by Joe Paprocki. Used by permission of Loyola Press. Copyright © Joe Paprocki.

FREE e-Book titled Theology of the Body at the Movies by Christopher West.

Sept 12/13

God's merciful love is transforming! When we share that merciful love with others, we share in God's work of transforming the world. pg. 119.

Excerpted from A Well-Built Faith by Joe Paprocki. Used by permission of Loyola Press. Copyright © Joe Paprocki.

Resources on FORMED: Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession AND Being All In: From NFL Playing Field to the Mission Field by Eric Mahl

Sept 5/6

A catechist asked her class, "Does anyone here know what we mean by sins of omission?" A small girl replied, "Aren't those the sins we should have committed but didn't?" At Mass in the Penitential Rite, we ask forgiveness "for what i have done and what I have failed to do." pg. 98 & 99.

Excerpted from A Well-Built Faith by Joe Paprocki. Used by permission of Loyola Press. Copyright © Joe Paprocki.

Gossiping vs. Venting, and Being Judged on Our Time, Talents, and Treasure - Ask Fr. Josh from Ascension Presents

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