Lenten Scripture Sharing Groups 2017
Invitation To Join a
Lenten Scripture Sharing Group
Have you ever been part of a small group that met or meets weekly during Lent for a half hour to pray, reflect and chat together?
Would you consider joining such a group as part of your Lenten exercises?
There are a number of such groups around the Elphin diocese. Please contact Justin Harkin (087 6171526 / firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to receive contact details for such a group in your area.
By way of supporting existing groups and the formation of new groups the diocese recently hosted two introductory and formation meetings as follows:
Date & Time: Tuesday February 21st, 7.30 – 8.45 pm
Venue: Scoil Mhuire Convent Primary School, Convent Rd.,
Date & Time: Wednesday February 22nd, 7.30 – 8.45 pm
Venue: The Library, Summerhill College, College Rd., Sligo.
The format of these meetings was as follows:
7.30 pm: Word of Welcome
7.35 pm: A short introduction to the Elphin Diocese’s
Lenten Scripture Sharing Group initiative and
to the resources that support it. (Justin Harkin)
7.45 pm: Presentation from Bishop Kevin on ‘Praying with the Palms’
8.25 pm: A brief experience of a Lenten Scripture Sharing Group
8.45 pm: Word of Appreciation
8.45 pm: Cuppa for all who wished to remain on
The diocese provides Lenten Scripture Sharing Groups with two resources. Both may be downloaded here.
(1) A Short Prayer Booklet, based on the Prayer of the Church, which each group can follow / draw from during each weekly meeting:
Lenten Scripture Sharing Group Prayer Booklet (PDF Version)
(2) Handouts containing the Sunday Gospel passages and reflections read and discussed by the groups:
Lenten Sunday Gospel Passages & Reflections 2017 (Word Version)
Lenten Sunday Gospel Passages & Reflections 2017 (PDF Version)
Individuals may also pray with these resources on their own.
Advent 2016 Resources
Advent Sunday Gospel Passages & Reflections 2016 (Word Version)
Advent Sunday Gospel Passages & Reflections 2016 (PDF Version)
Updated February 24th 2017.