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Spirituality Committee Resources

08/02/2016 8:39 am

Building on the Spirituality document Do You Love Me? the Spirituality Committee is producing a series of resources to assist parishes explore the document. These include a number of follow-up materials which are intended for use in the Year of Mercy.

Do You Love Me? Resources

The Spirituality Committee has produced a series of handouts which can be used by small groups wishing to explore Do you love me?

Do You Love Me: Searching 281.94 kB

Do You Love Me: Recognising 971.80 kB

Do You Love Me: Experiencing 278.21 kB

Do You Love Me: Conversing 264.97 kB

Do You Love Me: Following 235.30 kB

Do You Love Me: Choosing 509.15 kB

Do You Love Me: Leaders Guide 45.72 kB

Do You Love Me: Complete Series 2.46 MB

Also available are the complete document and a guide to using it in a variety of ways.

Do You Love Me? Prayer and Spirituality - 2014 14.65 MB

Ideas for using 'Do You Love Me?' 2.02 MB

Year of Mercy Resources

These include a number of follow-up materials which are intended for use in the Year of Mercy.

The three documents use the same format as the chapters in Do you love me? but reflecting on the parables of mercy in the Gospel of Luke: the lost sheep, the lost coin and the prodigal son. They are intended for use by individuals or small groups.

Pope Francis has written:

In the parables devoted to mercy, Jesus reveals the nature of God as that of a Father who never gives up until he has forgiven the wrong and overcome rejection with compassion and mercy. We know these parables well, three in particular: the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the father with two sons (cf. Lk 15:1-32).

In these parables, God is always presented as full of joy, especially when he pardons. In them we find the core of the Gospel and of our faith, because mercy is presented as a force that overcomes everything, filling the heart with love and bringing consolation through pardon.

Parables of Mercy 1 - The Lost Sheep (Luke 15: 1–7) 151.12 kB

Parables of Mercy 2 - The Lost Coin (Luke 15: 8–10) 152.11 kB

Parables of Mercy 3 - The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11–32) 150.66 kB