Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life Committee
The Spiritual Life Committee provides opportunities for spiritual growth and development for adults of the parish. We offer a parish retreat/mission, days of prayer, evenings of reflection and other spiritual programs during the liturgical seasons.

Bereavement Ministry
The Bereavement Ministry offers information and encourages understanding, acceptance and growth to those who have recently experienced the death of a loved one.  An eight-week support group, facilitated by trained leaders, is offered annually.  In November we also celebrate a Memorial Mass for parishioners and loved ones who died in the past year.

Cenacle Prayer Group
This group meets at Holy Innocents Church, every second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm to pray The Family Rosary.  The group will also bring Our Lady of Fatima statue to your home to pray the rosary with you upon request.

Lectio Divina:  “If you seek to meet Jesus, the Word of God, in the scriptures we invite you to visit and join our Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading) group Meetings are on Wednesdays at 11A.M. in the Meeting Room next to the Social Hall. Over the course of an hour we read the Gospel for the coming Sunday four times. We read not to study or analyze but for a prayerful encounter with the Word of God, Jesus Christ. Each one of us can share (briefly) and although there is no discussion, we benefit from each others insights. Come and see.”
Reading the Scriptures – Reflecting on the Meaning – Responding through Prayer and Action – Resting in God

Reading Group
The primary emphasis of the Reading Group is to discuss issues of interest and concern to Catholics. The basis for discussions are current articles from various publications (mostly church related), books and other sources. The group meets monthly at the parish. 

Wednesday, February 12 – article from the November 25, 2019 issue of America Magazine entitled “When ‘Changing the World’ is a Bad Idea”  was discussed. It can also be found at the link below. https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2019/11/15/markets-and-global-elites-cant-fix-worlds-problems  The online article, though the same as the attachment, is entitled “Markets and Global Elites Can’t Fix the World’s Problems.”  Hopefully this link takes you to the America Magazine article showing “the other side of the coin”  to the article we discussed on Wednesday 2/12/20 in reading group. https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2020/02/13/without-philanthropy-billionaires-poor-would-suffer-more-and-longer?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_campaign=ec93ca4d08-DAILY_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0fe8ed70be-ec93ca4d08-58643089

December 11, 2019 article discussed is from the October 2019 issue of Commonweal Magazine. Click on both links below for the whole article.
‘Why Call It Progress, Pope Francis’s radical critique on the way we live now”  pages 1-4
Why Call It Progress, Pope Francis’s radical critique on the way we live now”  pages 5-8