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 / justin@elphindiocese.ie) if you would like to receive contact details for such a group in your area.


Recent Meetings
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
Scoil Mhuire Convent Primary School, Convent Rd.,

Date & Time:     Wednesday February 22nd, 7.30 – 8.45 pm
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)


Thank you.


Updated February 24th  2017.

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