Posts tagged Blessed John Paul II

Love: Reflection on Adult Advent Group 4.

Sunday 23 December 2012

This evening at our 4pm mass, the final candle on the Advent wreath will be lit. Advent, our time of waiting and preparation ends or rather reaches its fulfilment. As part of our preparation, Thursday saw our final Adults’ Advent group. We looked at the Gospel and quotes from Blessed John Paul II on our […]

Love: Family Advent Group 4

Saturday 22 December 2012

This Friday was our final Family Advent group. The structure, like the adults’ group, only had one main activity and allowed more time for the children to investigate our theme of Love. After lighting candles, singing “Wait for the Lord” we thought about all we had done in the previous 3 weeks: Over the last […]

Love: Advent Adult Group 4.

Friday 21 December 2012

Here are the materials for our final adults’ Advent group. We began by hearing another poem by Chris Goan A time to love So now is the time For fun Said Mum Reaching deep into Her bulging bag of loves And carefully selecting One that squeaked   And in the circle of her arms His […]

Justice and Joy: reflections on Advent Adult Group 3.

Friday 21 December 2012

Computer problems stopped this going up last week. Here is the reflection for Advent 3. Advent 3 brings a change to the feel of Advent and this was evident in our mediations and discussions on our third adult Advent group. Although we had taken the theme of Justice, which is so evident in the Gospel […]

Justice and Joy: Adults’ Advent group 3.

Friday 14 December 2012

Last night’s third adult Advent group began with John O’Donohue’s poem, ‘For Peace’: As the fever of day calms toward twilight May all that is strained in us come to ease We pray for all who suffer violence today, May an unexpected serenity surprise them For those who risk their lives every day for peace, […]

Hope: reflections on our adult Advent group 2.

Thursday 13 December 2012

Things have caught up with me this week and so I write this post about last week’s Adult Advent group on the verge of going into the next one! I hope I remember the discussion correctly. There was a similar feel to the first week’s discussion. The session on faith gave us the sense of […]