During the Church’s liturgical seasons of Lent (6 weeks) and Advent (4 weeks), parishioners have the opportunity to reflect upon the Sunday Gospel readings through prayer, listening and sharing. These programs are designed for parishioners to gather once a week during Lent and/or Advent at a time and on a day that the host parishioner is able to lead the group.

Some parishioners offer to host and lead a reflection group in their own home while others may host a group in the parish meeting room.

A few weeks before the liturgical season begins, parishioners are asked to place their name under a group they wish to be part of for these gatherings.

As well as the spiritual aspect, these gatherings offer a social side for parishioners to share in one another’s company.