Lectio Divina & Daily Readings

What is Lectio Divina? While reading sacred scripture, read the words with a love and sense of discovery until something seems to strike home. Sit with the passage as one would with a good friend- not just thinking or analyzing, but instead remaining in a quiet, listening spirit, so the word can nurture and challenge you.

Call to Prayer “Let us take a moment in the midst of all our activity to prepare ourselves for prayer.”

The Word of God Choose one of next Sunday’s readings. One person reads the scripture aloud as others are attentive to a word, phrase, or theme that is meaningful to them. Allow for a minute of silent reflection. Have another person read the same scripture a second time. Excerpts from SNOW FALLING ON SNOW Copyright 2001 by Robert J. Wicks Used with permission of Paulist Press www.paulistpress.com

Faith Sharing Begin with an open ended question such as “What strikes you from this reading?” and/or you can use the “Reflection Question” found on our website or bulletin. Allow time for reflection & sharing.

Closing Prayer At the end of the faith sharing, invite participants to pray aloud for any particular petitions or praises they may have. Feel free to close with: The Lord’s Prayer or Spontaneous prayers or a faith-based song.

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Daily Readings

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Nov 18 Nov 19 Nov 20 Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 23 Nov 24
Nov 11 Nov 12 Nov 13 Nov 14 Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 17
Nov 4 Nov 5 Nov 6 Nov 7 Nov 8 Nov 9 Nov 10
Oct 28 Oct 29 Oct 30 Oct 31 Nov 1 Nov 2 Nov 3

Reflection Question for Sunday, November 18, 2018
Today’s Gospel message hardly sounds like “Good News” with its dark sun, falling stars and what sounds like a prophecy of doom and gloom. But the Good News is there! Jesus says his words will never pass away, that he is Lord of the Universe. And remember, it’s all about JESUS.

Reflection Question for Sunday, November 11, 2018
We are sometimes like the poor widow and sometimes like the rich people. Sometimes we give back to the Lord all he has given us, and sometimes, we give him just the leftovers, the scraps of our lives. And it’s not simply about money! For many of us, our TIME is more precious, and when we offer what little free time we have to another, it does seem like we are contributing all we have. Ask the Lord for the grace of a generous heart.

Reflection Question for Sunday, November 4, 2018
Most of the time, the scribes and Pharisees were clueless. They usually appear as learned people – supposed leaders – who just didn’t get it. At last, though, a scribe delights and surprises Jesus! The core of the Kingdom of God is the Shema – the prayer every Jewish person says every day from childhood. Love isn’t a warm and fuzzy feeling, but a conscious decision to pay attention to someone else and create a space in your life to welcome them in. How will you love the Lord and your neighbor today?

Reflection Question for Sunday, October 28, 2018
Jesus uses us to bring others to him! Bartimaeus’ friends told him to be brave: Jesus was calling him. Someone may be telling you that Jesus is calling you to follow him more intimately. Listen… pay attention.