Prepare For the Birth of Christ
By Praying With the
OSJ Parish Advent Retreat
Our at-home retreat begins on Sunday, December 1, 2013.
We are providing these Advent program materials for your prayers and meditations.
- The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions For Advent 2013
A book of prayers and meditations sponsored by OSJ
- Ignatian Meditations from Father Dan
A weekly meditation by our Pastor, easily accessible on line.
- Advent Reflection Sessions
The parish is invited to pray together, followed by reflection sessions immediately after the 9:30 mass on 12/8, the 11:30 mass on 12/15 and the 6:30 mass on 12/1.
- OSJ Advent Retreat Guide
A resource to support you in your personal retreat.
Book and Retreat Guide distributed at Masses on 11/23-24 and 11/30-12/1
Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality & Formation Committee
“The members of the Ignatian Spirituality & Formation Committee of Old St. Joseph’s strive to share and foster the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola for all members of the parish as well as the wider community.”
Advent Podcasts - listen as MP3 using the player below
Click the link for the podcast to which you wish to listen.
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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