Around the Diocese: December 4, 2016
‘Consoling the Heart of Jesus’ retreat planned
MISHAWAKA — St. Bavo Parish will host a group retreat, “Consoling the Heart of Jesus.” The retreat was designed by Father Michael Gaitley, the author of “33 Days to Morning Glory.” It is designed to help participants grow in love for Jesus. Father Gaitley focuses on God’s infinite mercy and how we can give Him joy by accepting His love and trusting Him completely. This 10-week retreat is for anyone seeking a deeper relationship with Jesus and will meet on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 26, and will finish before Holy Week, on April 6. The group will make a consecration to Jesus on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23. Those who cannot come to all of the sessions may still participate. For information contact Monica at 574-514-0887 or email@example.com.
Saint Joseph High School Eucharistic procession reflects on Year of Mercy
SOUTH BEND — As the Jubilee Year of Mercy closed, the Saint Joseph High School family came together for a school-wide Eucharistic procession. This gave everyone the opportunity to reflect on the Jubilee Year of Mercy, pray together as a family and live out the Gospel story of Mark 5:25-34.
All classes formed a single-file line in the main hallway on both floors and knelt down as their part of the procession drew close. There were pieces of fabric hanging from the monstrance that everyone was allowed to touch.
According to chaplain Father Terry Coonan, the procession was a great way to sum up what the Jubilee Year of Mercy has been, because the Real Presence of the Lord Jesus in tabernacles throughout the world is a physical reminder of the greatest mercy that God shows to His children.
USF lecture examines ‘Christ-as-Wisdom’ in Scripture
FORT WAYNE — The University of Saint Francis presents the lecture “Incarnate Wisdom Scripture” by Sister Felicity Dorsett, assistant professor of theology, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, in the USF North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring Street.
In the writings of the Old Testament, the idea of Christ-as-Wisdom is foreshadowed. This Christ-as-Wisdom theme is taken up by New Testament writers, and Sister Dorsett will examine these passages in the context of Christmas and Christ’s birth.
The lecture is sponsored by the USF Department of Philosophy and Theology and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For information contact Angie Springer at 260-399-8066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.