Attached are the first three leaflets for the Scripture resource for Advent “Hearing, Happening, Hoping”. There is also included a short reflective guide for leaders.
Below is a blurb which may be used on websites or feel free to edit for newsletters etc.
There will be two more leaflets coming, one for the fourth Sunday and one for Christmas Eve (Vigil Mass text Luke 2).
Wishing you well for your advent scripture adventures.
Parish Pastoral Worker
Cherry Orchard Parish & Ballyfermot Assumption Parish
“To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8).
Hearing, Happening, Hoping is a resource based on the Gospel readings for each Sunday during Advent. It aims to help us to listen more deeply to the Sunday Gospel and reflect on where we see this Gospel happening in our lives and in the world around us. It is a very simple and easy-to-use method which can be led by anyone and invites people to share from their own experiences. There is a one page handout for each Sunday to guide a group through this way of reading the Scriptures. Each session ends with a time for prayer and looking forward in hope.
This is an ideal resource to use in your parish community with scripture groups, lectio groups, those who have completed the weeks of guided prayer, PPCs, etc. Or people could simply gather in a small group to use this resource to share on God’s Word. Some parishes have decided to make them available for people to take home with them after Mass by leaving them at the back of the Church or including them with the Sunday newsletter. Whatever way you decide to use them we hope that they will help you to attend to the Word of God more deeply during Advent. With every good wish for your Advent initiatives: Jane Mellett (Dublin) Sr. Marie McNamara & Maureen Kelly (Killaloe), Seamus O’ Connell & Jessie Rogers (Maynooth), Philip Carder (Armagh). If you have any queries please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org & we would love to hear your feedback. There is included in this year’s resource a one page reflection for group leaders.