A note from Fr. Lappe:
Ever since I have come to Our Lady Star of the Sea I have had a desire to offer something great to our Young Adults in the parish to give them the opportunity to be strengthened in their relationship with the Lord and to offer them the opportunity to develop a solid and vibrant spiritual life.
The words of St. John Paul II are very compelling in terms of our mission as a parish:
dear brothers and sisters, our Christian communities must become genuine “schools” of prayer, where the meeting with Christ is expressed not just in imploring help but also in thanksgiving, praise, adoration, contemplation, listening and ardent devotion, until the heart truly “falls in love”…by opening our heart to the love of God it also opens it to the love of our brothers and sisters, and makes us capable of shaping history according to God’s plan.
I know it is really difficult to live a life of faith in our modern world.
Many people give up on the “practice” of the faith because they don’t really get anything out of it or it doesn’t really seem to be working – and I honestly think that is pretty understandable.
- Would you like to grow in a serious life of prayer?
- Would you like to know how you can be closer to the Lord?
- Are you dissatisfied with where you are in terms of holiness?
Then I have the best thing that I can offer to you that can help you grow in a serious life of prayer and help you to develop in holiness and closeness to God – A School of Prayer!
Here’s Our Schedule for the Year:
|7 – Introduction
14 – Called to Holiness
21 – An Overview of the Journey
28 – Awakening & Conversion
|4 – The Biblical Worldview of the Saints
11 – The Transformation of Thought,
Desire, & Action
18 – The Struggle against Sin
25 – The Importance of Prayer
|4 – Temptations & Trials
11 – A Certain Stability
18 – Growing in Freedom
25 – Palm Sunday Break
|1 – Easter Break
8 – Divine Mercy Sunday Break
15 – Growing in Love
22 – Growing in Prayer
29 – Help From Heaven
|6 – A Deeper Purification
13 – Deep Union
20 – The Fruits of Union
27 – There’s Always More