Lent is knocking on our door… and so is Jesus!
Even though the season of Lent has had different emphases over the centuries, it has always been a time when serious followers of Christ seek out spiritual renewal and new life. We’ll begin a 3‑part series this Sunday afternoon in cooperation with Gesu, our fellow Jesuit parish: “Becoming Fully Alive By Healing Our Hurts,” with internationally-known spiritual author and guide, Fr. Matt Linn, SJ. You can come to any of the sessions, but it is best if you attend all 3 days, as I plan to do myself. I look upon this 3‑part experience as the foundation for Lent for our whole parish this year. Fr. Linn has a wonderful gift for helping people connect with the healing power of the Spirit of Jesus. If you don’t feel a need for healing yourself, come and see how you can be a better channel of healing for our world. Our church needs healing. Our divided society needs healing. So many individuals and families need healing. Come and encounter the Great Healer.
“Becoming Fully Alive By Healing Our Hurts”
Presented by Fr. Matt Linn, SJ
MARCH 3-5, 2019
At Gesu Church, 17180 Oak Dr., Detroit
Sunday, 12:30PM (includes lunch):
Becoming Fully Alive by Healing our Daily Hurts
Becoming Fully Alive by Healing Our Past
Healing Service: Being Healed and Becoming Healers
followed by a New Orleans Mardi Gras social
We have augmented our Stations of the Cross Lenten devotion this year, offering a number of new options – see schedule in sidebar. On March 22 and April 12, I myself will guide a dialog and discussion over a simple soup supper following the 5:15 Stations. I will base these two spiritual conversations on a recent inspiring message from Fr. Sosa, our international Jesuit superior in Rome. With the approval of Pope Francis, he presented four visionary, inspirational directions that are meant to guide all Jesuit ministries (including our parish) over the next ten years. We will explore how these four spiritual guideposts might touch our own lives and our parish. Start your Lenten reading at the Jesuits’ new website that beautifully introduces these themes: jesuits.global/uap