Pastoral experts Sr. Donna Ciangio, O.P., and Fr. Tom Iwanowski artfully connect Cycle A readings to the spiritual and doctrinal wellsprings of the Catholic Church and to everyday life. Daily scripture reflections and suggested action steps enhance weekly small-group materials.
This Lectionary-based, small-group booklet contains everything needed for a successful parish-based Lenten program, including soup recipes for groups that want to begin or end each session with a simple meal. The booklet provides a basic introduction, guidelines for small-group faith sharing, and daily scripture reflections to keep parishioners engaged throughout each week.
Sunday gospel texts are included and citations with brief commentaries on the first and second readings appear as sidebars. Group sessions connect the scriptures to informative and practical commentary and reflection questions. Space is included for written responses, prayers, and suggested activities help to reinforce the week's message.