Join the Old St. Joseph’s Faith Community
In Praying Our At-Home Lenten Retreat
Beginning Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013
Participation in this retreat is simple and convenient; it only requires that you spend some time in prayer each day. The parish is providing materials and programs for you to use in your daily Lenten prayers and meditations, including the following:
- The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions for Lent 2013, a book of prayers and meditations provided at no charge by OSJ.
- Ignatian Meditations from Father Dan, a weekly meditation by our Pastor, easily accessible on podcast.
- Prayer Sharing Sessions held at convenient times and locations.
- OSJ Lenten Retreat Guide, a resource to support you in your personal retreat.
The Ash Wednesday and First Week of Lent podcasts are already loaded on the libsyn site.
How can I participate in the OSJ Lenten Retreat?
- You can register on line by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
Give us your name and state that
I would like to participate in the OSJ Lenten Retreat
- You can register at Mass on the weekends of February 2/3 and February 9/10. All we need is your name and e-mail address.
- After registering, you can pick up the book and retreat guide at all Masses the first two weekends in February.
Please give prayerful consideration to participating in the Old St. Joseph’s Lenten Retreat. During this past Advent, over 100 of our parishioners took part in the Advent At-Home Retreat. Their response was overwhelming that we should continue to offer this program during the most sacred times of our liturgical year. The At-Home Retreat is one way to increase our prayer life on a daily basis as we journey with Christ to Calvary.
Spirituality Groups Overview
Helping our parishioners and others deepen their prayer life and live ever more fully out of their relationship to a loving God is a focus at Old St. Joseph’s.
As a Jesuit parish, OSJ places particular emphasis on Ignatian spirituality. Various Ignatian programs for groups and individuals are coordinated by the Spirituality Committee.
The long-standing Centering Prayer group meets monthly for those who practice contemplative prayer.
The First Sunday Cook-Out/Cook-In provides fellowship over supper for Young Adults on the first Sunday of the month following the 6:30 pm Mass. All are welcome to attend this gathering in the courtyard or Barbelin Hall, depending on the weather.
Other groups that use a particular focus to foster spiritual growth form from time to time as people are called to establish them. Recently these have included a women’s group, Women at the Well; a gay and lesbian support group; and Knit 1, Pray 2, a group that met to knit scarves and hats for the men in our Outreach program. Anyone interested in re-forming any of these groups or a different one is welcome to contact:
267-250-3049 or 215-923-1733 x123