How do you prepare for Sunday?
Thank-you to the Lord for blessing this day and setting it apart for worship!
We need one another to live as a community of believers. This second Sunday of Lent we are invited
to listen to the Gospel of Luke (9: 28b-36) and contemplate the Transfiguration. (The on line version of the New American Bible -revised may be located at: www.usccb.org.)
Behold the glory of the Lord!
We understand that his disciples will be sustained by his glory, teachings, miracles, and words of life as they journey toward the Passion. We ask the Lord to help our unbelief. Sunday is a time to gather, praise God, while turning our hearts and
minds up to Heaven. One question when God appears again is will he find us sustained by the day sanctified from time's beginning? To 'Reclaim Sunday,' let us leave space to let God in and re-order the hours of this day.
Our class is
encountering Sunday by first 'anticipating' its arrival.
To 'prepare' to enter into Sunday and the Liturgical Seasons we study an assignment which gives us allowance to develop a more conscious awareness of the Liturgy. Here are a few
of the ingredients for you to share with friends and family:
Try to consider in advance:
1. How is the Mass forming and transforming
2. Think of part of the Mass in advance and the Theology of the moment also ahead of time and then, like Mary, ponder it and consider how to live it out.
3. As you integrate Sunday's celebration into your lives, how are you experiencing
the three motifs of: rest, freedom/redemption and covenant?'
4. Contemplate the readings of two weeks in ordinary time and speak to someone what it is saying about Christ and about His relationship to you.
5. Pray with two weeks of Sunday readings
and the Sunday prayer texts in Lent. What have you noticed?
In the immediacy of life the rhythm has not allowed for 'preparation,' but rather an urgency that overlooks a time of growth, a time of patient waiting, a fullness of hope. Let
us enter into this Lent, this Sunday, waiting in joyful hope for the coming of our Lord. If you would, would you be able to forward this to someone who could join us in our culture to: 'Reclaim Sunday?"