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
Lectio Divina is a quiet, contemplative praying of the Scriptures. Parishioners gather weekly to reflect on the gospel for the following Sunday’s liturgy.

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

Scripture Study
This group meets every Monday morning at 11:00 am in the parish hall to discuss a particular scripture passage. Discussion is led by Fr. Gregory Doherty, OP.