The Journey – Sign Up for a Small Group Today to Encounter Christ

Take a step up to the next level of encountering Jesus and His mission by way of “The Journey.”

The Parish Evangelization Team is inviting you to join a small group to participate in The Journey, a resource from Paulist Evangelization Ministries designed to help Catholics today deepen their personal relationship with Christ – it’s a simple and direct way to encounter Jesus in our lives. Watch the introductory video below to learn more!

To join a small group, simply complete the sign-up form here, or forms will also be available in the narthex and bulletin.  RSVP to Sister Carol: 410-592-6206, ext. 106 mailto:carolfssj@archbalt.org

The main component of The Journey is the faith-sharing groups that meet to reflect each week. Through these small groups, participants come to share their experiences of Jesus Christ with one another and grow together in their faith. Participant booklets are available in both English and Spanish for adults, and in English only for youth.

There are three Parts in The Journey. In Part 1, each session focuses on our personal encounter with Jesus. In Part 2, participants reflect on what it means to belong to Jesus’ community, the Church. In Part 3, the sessions explore how we encounter Jesus’ way of life as disciples.

In the sessions, participants read from a selected Scripture passage and then watch a powerful video produced by the award-winning OBD Films.

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In the videos, we see how our experiences today are reflected in the experiences of those who first encountered Jesus two thousand years ago. We come to see how Christ touches us personally even today.

After watching the videos, the groups then read over a reflection and answer discussion questions. Participants are encouraged to find what words, phrases, and images most move them from the Scripture, video and discussion and pray on this in the week ahead. In this way, the sessions follow the method laid out in lectio divina. Finally, participants are given suggested actions they can take with them to live out in their daily lives. There is also space for journaling in the booklets to reflect during the week.

To join a small group, simply complete the sign-up form here, or forms will also be available in the narthex and bulletin.

For more information about The Journey, visit www.pemdc.org/thejourney

RSVP to Sister Carol: 410-592-6206, ext. 106 mailto:carolfssj@archbalt.org