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SFX Lenten Faith Formation Opportunities

 

 

LENTEN SERIES – Prayer: Finding Intimacy with God – Join us as we practice deepening our prayer lives through a series of six video sessions (watch at your own convenience!) and communal reflection together via Zoom.

Prayer: Finding Intimacy with God captures the secret to opening our hearts and minds to Scripture as the means to hear from God and then respond in conversation, basking in God’s presence and resolving to live in and through God’s love. 

Discussions will occur from 12:00 - 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. Email mmcmahon@sfxlg.org to sign up. If you and a group of friends would like to participate in a discussion at another time more convenient for your schedules, email mmcmahon@sfxlg.org to get set up! 

 

 

DAILY LENTEN INVITATIONS

 

            FORMED – free video reflections. Sign up here.

            Blessed is She – Lenten journal for women ($25). Click here to order.

            Bishop Robert Barron – free video reflections. Sign up here.

            Daily Mass! (8:30 am every weekday except Thurs)

            “Little Black Book” reflections (contact mmcmahon@sfxlg.org for a book)

 

 

WEEKLY LENTEN INVITATIONS

 

Join the following events once or every week (beginning Wed, 2/17) – as your schedule allows! Unless otherwise indicated, all events will occur virtually by Zoom. 

 

MONDAYS

            7:00 – 7:15 am Women’s Morning Prayer

Join your sisters to start your day with 15 minutes of prayer via zoom. Enjoy some great worship music, get some sweet time with God, and leave refreshed. Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m.  Join once or every time. You may join by video or audio-only. 

Click this zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4946313318?pwd=Q1ErYWR2UTNjbTNPUE43cXdzcXlyZz09 

                            Or use this Meeting ID: 494 631 3318     Passcode: 991584   

TUESDAYS

            12:05 – 12:30 pm Lunch-time Lectio Gospel Reflections

Join a group of fellow parishioners for a lunch-time Lectio divina reflection on the Gospel readings for the upcoming Sunday. You may join by video or with audio only. Click this Zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81053966348

7:00 – 7:15 pm Women’s Evening Prayer 

Join your sisters to end your day with 15 minutes of prayer via zoom. Enjoy some great worship music, get some sweet time with God, and leave refreshed.  Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. Join once or every time. You may join by video or audio-only.

 Click this zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4946313318?pwd=Q1ErYWR2UTNjbTNPUE43cXdzcXlyZz09 

                            Or use this Meeting ID: 494 631 3318     Passcode: 991584   

WEDNESDAYS

            7:00 – 7:15 am Women’s Morning Prayer  

Join your sisters to start your day with 15 minutes of prayer via zoom. Enjoy some great worship music, get some sweet time with God, and leave refreshed. Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. Join once or every time. You may join by video or audio-only. 

Click this zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4946313318?pwd=Q1ErYWR2UTNjbTNPUE43cXdzcXlyZz09 

                            Or use this Meeting ID: 494 631 3318     Passcode: 991584   

THURSDAYS

            8:15 – 8:45 am Morning Rosary (virtual or in-person at SFX, register at sfxlg.org to attend in-person)

          7:00 – 7:15 pm Women’s Evening Prayer 

Join your sisters to end your day with 15 minutes of prayer via zoom. Enjoy some great worship music, get some sweet time with God, and leave refreshed. Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. Join once or every time. You may join by video or audio-only. 

Click this zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4946313318?pwd=Q1ErYWR2UTNjbTNPUE43cXdzcXlyZz09 

                            Or use this Meeting ID: 494 631 3318     Passcode: 991584   

           7:15 – 8:00 pm Women’s Book Study    Searching for and Maintaining Peace – Fr. Jacques Philippe. 

Read and chat about the truth that without God we can do nothing and that searching for peace isn’t about doing more, but opening to the action of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Thursdays 7:15-8:00 p.m. (Please go to Amazon or your favorite bookstore to purchase a copy of Searching For and Maintaining Peace by Fr. Jacques Philippe. Contact mmcmahon@sfxlg.org if financial concerns might prevent you from participating; financial assistance is available.)

    Click this Zoom link to join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87066990877?pwd=T0FZd2Fta3RxYkpjWnk5c3JIUGpkdz09 (Password: peace)

 

FRIDAYS

            Watch “Way of the Cross” Meditation on FORMED (search “Way of the Cross Liguori,” video runs ~22 min)

            Visit outdoor Stations of the Cross at Carmelite Spiritual Center 

Carmelite Spiritual Center is located in Darien, IL at 8419 Bailey Rd. The meditation garden with Stations of the Cross is outdoors and open to public at all times. Please observe social distancing. More information can be found on their website: https://carmelitespiritualcenter.org/carmelite-meditation-garden/

 

SATURDAYS

            9:00 - 10:00 am Reconciliation at SFX 

A recorded Reconciliation Service will be available for you to watch to help prepare to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It will be posted here as soon as it is available. Dates of extended reconciliation hours during the Lenten season can be found below.

 

 

SPECIAL LENTEN DATES/EVENTS

OUTDOOR CANDLELIGHT STATIONS OF THE CROSS: MARCH 6, 5:30 PM  - CARMELITE SPIRITUAL CENTER

All women are warmly invited to experience the Stations of the Cross from Mary’s perspective.  This event will be held at the Carmelite Spiritual Center (8419 Bailey Rd, Darien, IL 60561), where we will walk outdoors through the Meditation Garden as we view the Stations of the Cross through the eyes of Mary by candlelight.  We encourage individuals to bring their masks and social distance so all can enjoy it in safety.  

 

DAYS OF EXTENDED OPPORTUNITY FOR RECONCILIATION

THURSDAY, MARCH 18: 5PM - 7PM

Unity Hall, via Ogden vestibule - during Adoration

FRIDAY, MARCH 19: 9AM - 10AM 

Unity Hall, via Ogden vestibule - after daily Mass

SATURDAY, MARCH 27: 9AM - NOON

 Location TBD


Email mmcmahon@sfxlg.org with questions or concerns.